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Training for School Foodservice Professionals

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We offer face-to-face training to school foodservice professionals on serving fruits and vegetables and lowering sodium in school cafeterias. Each training is three hours and provides school foodservice staff with up to 3 CEUs. The optimal group size for a training session is 20-25 participants. The training site must have a licensed kitchen and training area available.

Contact Mary Caskey (caske002@umn.edu; 320-203-6102) for additional requirements for training sites.

Download the Training for School Foodservice Professionals flyer (487 K PDF).

The cost of a three-hour training is:

New Guidelines for Fruits and Vegetables in School Cafeterias

Participants in this hands-on training will:

Promotional flyers available upon request.

Lose the Sodium, Add the Flavor

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Participants of this informative training will:

Promotional flyers available upon request.

Other Recommended Resources

Menu Planning — Menu planning worksheets, a sample cycle menu, and recipes from the Great Trays™ toolkit.

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 Schools — Resources for creating a healthy food environment for your school.

Go Wild — Comprehensive classroom-based programs for 3rd-5th graders designed to promote healthy food consumption and physical activity. Includes a school foodservice component.

Healthy Food Choices in Schools — 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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