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Food Service Education & Training

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
  • National School Breakfast Week: March 2–6, 2020 (added 21-Feb-2020)
    On February 10, 2020, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), Tony Thurmond, emailed a letter to your Superintendent highlighting National School Breakfast Program Week, occurring March 2–6, 2020.
  • Food Service Mgmt Company Contract Preapproval (added 21-Feb-2020)
    Management Bulletin (MB) SNP-04-2020, Food Service Management Company Contract Preapproval, is available on the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Management Bulletin Web page.
  • CACFP Customer Service Experience Survey 2019–20 (added 21-Feb-2020)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) would like to thank you for completing your Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Annual Update (AU) application during Program Year 2019–20.
  • USDA Proposed Information Collection (added 21-Feb-2020)
    USDA Food and Nutrition Service is providing an opportunity for program operators to comment on proposed revisions to information collection activities that the USDA periodically conducts for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • SFSP Procurement and Bid Procedures (added 20-Feb-2020)
    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Procurement and Bid Procedures online training.

  • SFSP Recordkeeping (added 14-Feb-2020)
    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Recordkeeping online training.
  • Child and Adult Resources and Education Update (added 14-Feb-2020)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is discontinuing the Child and Adult Resources and Education (CARE) quarterly newsletter after this final winter 2020 update.
  • FFVP Request for Applications Announcement (added 14-Feb-2020)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) announces a grant opportunity for elementary schools to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).
  • SFSP Program Eligibility (added 14-Feb-2020)
    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Program Eligibility online training.
  • SFSP Sponsor Application (added 14-Feb-2020)
    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsor Application online training.