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Virtual Learning Opportunities for CNPs

The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is pleased to announce US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Team Nutrition (TN) updates to virtual learning opportunities for Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Operators.

The following training options are offered in a distance learning format to meet annual training requirements for the new school year.

Upcoming TN Virtual Learning Opportunities

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The Food Buying Guide for CNPs training modules
  • Release date TBA
  • The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) presents three new training modules on the Food Buying Guide for CNPs. By completing these training modules, you can make your meal planning easier by gaining an understanding of the following resources:
    • The Food Buying Guide for CNPs
    • The Recipe Analysis Workbook
    • Child Nutrition Labels and Product Formulation Statements
  • A URL for accessing the ICN training modules on the ICN eLearning portal is forthcoming

Existing TN Virtual Learning Opportunities

The Professional Standards Training Database

The Professional Standards Training Database allows CNP Operators to search for trainings to meet their virtual learning needs in one location. Access trainings on the Professional Standards Training Database web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Crediting Updates to the CNPs: Be in the Know! Webinar Series

This webinar series provides a detailed look at policy memo SP 08-2019, CACFP 02-2019, SFSP 02-2019: Update of Food Crediting in the CNPs and other related memos. Access the webinars and policy memos on the USDA Crediting Update to the CNP: Be in the Know! Webinar Series web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding TN virtual learning opportunities, please contact Team Nutrition by email at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 30, 2020
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