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In-Person and Online Training

Workshops for School Foodservice Professionals

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We offer face-to-face training to school foodservice professionals on increasing participation in school breakfast, creating Smarter Lunchrooms in school cafeterias, serving fruits and vegetables, and lowering sodium. Training sessions are either two or three hours and provide school foodservice staff with 2 or 3 CEUs. The optimal group size for a training session is 20 to 25 participants.

Session cost

Contact Kelly Kunkel (; 507-389-6721) for more information and requirements for training sites. Download the the flyer: Workshops for School Foodservice Professionals (PDF).

Wake Up to School Breakfast

Length: Two hours


Smarter Lunchrooms: Quick and Easy Ways to Increase Participation and Reduce Waste

Length: Two hours


A New Look at Fruits and Vegetables in School Cafeterias

Length: Two or three hours


Lose the Sodium, Add the Flavor

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Length: Two or three hours


Related resources

Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® — Online training for school foodservice professionals with three enrollment options.

Preparing Food — A wealth of food preparation and tips from the Great Trays® toolkit.

Marketing — Tools for to engage your students and parents in healthier meals from the Great Trays® toolkit.

Healthy Food Choices in — This resource area empowers school food service directors and staff, school administrators, teachers, health professionals, and wellness committees to make changes that encourage children to make healthier food selections in school food environments.

Minnesota School Nutrition Association — Provides members opportunities for professional development and to build relationships that make a difference in the lives of children. See also the School Nutrition Association.

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