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Education & Training

Professional development and standards in nutrition, nutrition education, and food service management.

Child Nutrition Program Career Ladder
Brief descriptions of career positions and contacts for additional information.

California Professional Nutrition Education and Training (Cal-Pro-NET)
Cal-Pro-NET serves as statewide resource for professional development and training needed to meet federal child nutrition program requirements for serving attractive, nutritious meals to children.

Healthy Kids Resource Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The Center maintains an inventory of instructional materials for effective nutrition education. Access these educational materials, as well as school health laws, research articles, professional development opportunities, and assessment tools at its Web site.

Professional Standards in the SNP
This Management Bulletin provides an overview of the new professional standards for personnel in School Nutrition Programs effective July 1, 2015. It also includes California-specific policies and resources to assist with implementing the hiring and training standards.

Training and Education Needs Assessment
The Training and Education Needs Assessment (TENA) was launched in 2010 and completed the School Nutrition Programs Assessment in 2012.

Training Alerts

Questions:   Education and Nutrition Policy Unit | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 24, 2016

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