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Child Nutrition Programs Course Catalog

The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) has assembled a catalog of online courses for program operators participating in the Child Nutrition Programs.

Overview

This web page provides a listing of online courses for School Nutrition Program (SNP), After School Program (ASP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Food Distribution Program (FDP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) operators related to the key areas of nutrition, operations, administration, and communication and marketing. Online courses for the ASP is coming soon!

For in-person trainings, please refer to the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) Training Registration Module External link opens in new window or tab. or refer to the CNIPS Training Registration Instructions.

Definitions

Professional Standards
Key Area
Training Topic
Learning Objective

Professional Standards: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create professional standards for state and local School Nutrition Program (SNP) personnel. Professional standards for school nutrition professionals require a minimum amount of annual training hours for all state directors of SNPs, state director of distributing agencies, SNP directors, managers, and staff.

Key area: The four key areas are: (1) nutrition, (2) operations, (3) administration, and (4) communication/marketing. Each key area has one or more main topics called training topics.

Training Topic: Each training topic has multiple courses available and has a learning objective.

Learning Objectives: Brief description of the skill or area of knowledge to be addressed.

School Nutrition Program

Each key area will direct you to a list of courses. Use the arrows to sort by training topic or course name. Select the course name to access the course, related handouts and materials, additional information, and contact information.

Key Areas

Nutrition
Operations
Administration
Communication and Marketing

Additional Online Training Databases developed by partners outside of the NSD are listed at the bottom.

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Nutrition

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
040
General Nutrition
Food Service Director and Staff
100
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
131
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
169
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
173
General Nutrition
Food Service Director and Staff
226
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
812
General Nutrition
Food Service Director and Staff
894
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff

Operations

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
130
Food Production
Food Service Director and Staff

Administration

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
495
Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits
Chief Business Officials, Food Service Directors and Staff
639
Off-site Assessment Tool
Food Service Director

Communication and Marketing

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
150
Communications and Marketing
Food Service Director and Staff
875
Communications and Marketing
Food Service Director and Staff

Additional Online Training Databases

To find additional online training databases, visit the:

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Each key area will direct you to a list of courses. Use the arrows to sort by training topic or course name. Select the course name to access the course, related handouts and materials, additional information, and contact information.

Key Areas

Nutrition
Operations
Administration

Additional Online Training Databases developed by partners outside of the Nutrition Services Division are listed at the bottom.

[Help]

Nutrition

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
040
General Nutrition
Food Service Director and Staff
169
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
173
General Nutrition
Food Service Director and Staff
421
Menu Planning
CACFP centers and family child care home providers
449
Menu Planning
CACFP centers and family child care home providers
516
Menu Planning
CACFP centers and family child care home providers
516sp
Milk Requirements in the CACFP for Providers, Spanish (Requisitos De La Leche En El CACFP Para Proveedores)
Planificación de menús
Proveedores del CACFP
714
Menu Planning
CACFP centers and family child care home providers
813
Menu Planning
CACFP centers and family child care home providers
847
Menu Planning
CACFP centers and family child care home providers
863

 

Menu Planning
CACFP centers and family child care home providers
894
Menu Planning
CACFP centers and family child care home providers

Operations

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
633
Purchasing
Program Operators

Administration

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
429
Program Management
Early Childhood Education Staff
651
Program Management
Early Childhood Education Staff
639
Learning about the Off-site Assessment Tool
Off-site Assessment Tool
Food Service Director

Additional Online Training Databases

To find additional online training databases, visit the:

Food Distribution Program

Each key area will direct you to a list of courses. Use the arrows to sort by training topic or course name. Select the course name to access the course, related handouts and materials, additional information, and contact information.

Key Areas

Nutrition
Operations

[Help]

Nutrition

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
485
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
669
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
755
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
860
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff of State Cooperatives and Allocation Agencies
867
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
887
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff

Operations

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
365
Receiving and Storage
Food Service Director and Staff
575
Purchasing
Food Service Director and Staff

Summer Food Service Program

Each key area will direct you to a list of courses. Use the arrows to sort by training topic or course name. Select the course name to access the course, related handouts and materials, additional information, and contact information.

Key Areas

Nutrition
Operations

[Help]

Nutrition

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
040
General Nutrition
Food Service Director and Staff
169
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
173
General Nutrition
Food Service Director and Staff
755
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff
894
Menu Planning
Food Service Director and Staff

Operations

Course
Number
Course Name Training Topic Target Audience
633
Purchasing
Program Operators

Contacts

For general inquiries, please contact the Nutrition Services Division at 1-800-952-5609. For questions about a specific course, select the course name hyperlink, and scroll to the bottom of the web page for the contact phone number and email address.

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | HHFKA@cde.ca.gov | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, August 3, 2018
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