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Education and training information for child nutrition professionals in school food service, nutrition, and food safety.
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  • 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.
  • 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: Friday, May 22, 2020
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • School Year 2020–21 Annual Update - Third Notice (added 13-Jul-2020)
    The California Department of Education has opened the School Nutrition Programs Annual Update in the CNIPS for School Year 2020–21 (July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021).
  • Fluid Milk and Fluid Milk Substitutions for CACFP (added 09-Jul-2020)
    Management Bulletin (MB) CACFP-02-2020: Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk and Fluid Milk Substitutions in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), is available on the California Department of Education Nutrition Services CACFP MB web page.
  • Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Video Available (added 09-Jul-2020)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) hosted the Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall webinar on June 9, 2020, and June 16, 2020.
  • Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk in the CACFP (added 07-Jul-2020)
    MB CACFP-02-2020 Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk and Fluid Milk Substitutions in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • SNP AR Workload 2020–21 (added 07-Jul-2020)
    This is a listing of School Nutrition Program (SNP) Operators scheduled for an administrative review (AR) in School Year 2020–21.

  • Tools to Optimize CEP Grouping and Funding (added 03-Jul-2020)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is excited to partner with The California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) to co-host a webinar to discuss Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
  • USDA CACFP At-risk in Summer 2020 Waiver Request (added 01-Jul-2020)
    On June 30, 2020, the USDA confirmed that it has denied the CDE’s waiver request to allow program operators to continue to operate the At-risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and CACFP past June 30.
  • Application for COVID-19 Disaster Relief (added 01-Jul-2020)
    Application for COVID-19 disaster relief reimbursement to offset fixed expenses, such as salaries and benefits, that continue to accrue during the temporary closure, pursuant to the 2020 Budget Act, Sec 118.
  • Food Safety Handout (English) (PDF) (added 26-Jun-2020)
    Simple food safety guidelines for families receiving meals from the Child Nutrition Programs.
  • Food Safety Handout (Spanish Version) (PDF) (added 26-Jun-2020)
    Simple food safety guidelines for families receiving meals from the Child Nutrition Programs.