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Education and training information for child nutrition professionals in school food service, nutrition, and food safety.
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Food Service Training

  • Competitive Food and Beverage Training
    Training modules for competitive food and beverage regulations.
    Note: This page is currently under revision.
  • Food Safety
    Information and links about food safety during food preparations and transfer, and California Uniform Retail Food Facility Law (CURFFL) requirements.
  • Healthy & Active Preschoolers
    A nutrition learning center for child care professionals that offers a variety of online courses and resources to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment in child care programs.
  • Professional Development for CNP Personnel
    Information on professional standards, professional development, and California Department of Education (CDE) sponsored trainings opportunities for child nutrition program (CNP) personnel.
  • Team Up for School Nutrition Success
    A new training initiative that connects seasoned and successful food service directors (FSD) with FSDs who are new or interested in improving their program operations.

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Questions:   Education and Nutrition Policy Unit | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • Crediting Grains Using Ounce Equivalencies (added 21-Nov-2019)
    Guidance on determining the amount of creditable grains present in a food product, or recipe using ounce equivalencies.
  • Long Description for Figure 1: Grains Flowchart (added 21-Nov-2019)
    Long description of Figure 1 Flowchart 1 that is included in the Flowchart for Determining Creditable Grains in the Child and Adult Care Food Program tip sheet.
  • Long Description for Figure 2: Grains Flowchart (added 21-Nov-2019)
    Long description of Figure 2 Flowchart 2 that is included in the Flowchart for Determining Creditable Grains in the Child and Adult Care Food Program tip sheet.
  • Introducing Solids to Infants in the CNPs (added 21-Nov-2019)
    Provides guidance on assessing an infant's developmental readiness for solid foods, engaging communications with parents or guardians about offering solids, and understanding infant eating habits.
  • Serving Smoothies in the CACFP (added 21-Nov-2019)
    Provides smoothie recipes and guidance on crediting fruit, vegetable, milk, and yogurt smoothies served as part of reimbursable meals and snacks in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

  • Determining Whole Grain-rich Products in the CACFP (added 21-Nov-2019)
    Provides guidance for identifying whole grain-rich (WGR) items in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • Quarter-mile Site Proximity Reporting Requirements (added 19-Nov-2019)
    This management bulletin provides guidance on the quarter mile site proximity requirements for Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors.
  • Recipe for Pasta Parmesan with Vegetables (added 19-Nov-2019)
    Parmesan and rotini pasta recipe with garden vegetables in a garlic butter sauce developed by the California Culinary Centers for school food service menu planning.
  • Recipe for BBQ Chicken (added 19-Nov-2019)
    Flavorful baked chicken recipe with a sweet barbeque (BBQ) glaze developed by the California Culinary Centers for school food service menu planning.
  • Recipe for Beef Torta Sandwich (added 19-Nov-2019)
    Spicy Mediterranean beef sandwich recipe on a whole grain roll with fresh jalapenos and cheese developed by the California Culinary Centers for school food service menu planning.