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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.
  • 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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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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