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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • Changing Participation Avenue for Receipt of USDA (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Participants of the California Department of Education (CDE) Food Distribution Program (FDP) now have the option to change the way they plan to order and receive U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods for School Year (SY) 2021–22.
  • Dig In! Standards-based Nut Ed from the Ground Up (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Ten nutrition education lessons that introduce students to the food system, gardening, food safety, taste testing, and more.
  • Children’s Power Play! School Idea & Resource Kit (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Nutrition education and physical activity kit includes 10 activities to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and promote physical activity.
  • Food Safety from Farm to Fork (added 23-Sep-2020)
    A resource used to help students better understand food safety through real-life examples, activities, and games.
  • Integrating Concepts about Food, Nutrition, & PA (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Lessons that can be integrated into core subjects for middle schoolers. Lessons are organized into nutrient content areas: carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water.

  • Healthalicious Cooking (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Six after school lessons used to develop student skills in food preparation, recipe reading, menu planning, meal preparation, and physical activity.
  • Child and Adult Care Food Programs Online Courses (added 21-Sep-2020)
    On May 5, 2020, the CDE NSD sent an email notification to all CACFP Operators explaining the Fresno City College (FCC) California Professional Nutrition Education and Training (Cal-Pro-NET) Center would be closing on June 30, 2020.
  • August 25, 2020 Tuesday at 2 Webinar (added 18-Sep-2020)
    The CDE NSD hosted the eighth Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall webinar on August 25, 2020 for school food service operators, chief business officials, and community partners.
  • COVID 19: FFVP School Year 2020–21 Waivers (added 18-Sep-2020)
    Effective immediately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division two waivers for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for School Year 2020–21.
  • COVID-19: CNP Response 47 and Q&A (added 14-Sep-2020)
    The CDE NSD is pleased to announce that on September 11, 2020, the USDA released a new Nationwide Waiver and Q&A related to the Nationwide Waiver to allow SFSP and SSO through December 2020.