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CNS Resources

Webinars
California school nutrition directors, supervisors, menu planners, and staff are invited to attend our webinars on a variety of menu planning topics.

Curriculum
Check out our curriculum page for the latest materials for teachers, students, parents, and school nutrition professionals.

Garden-Based Learning
Find information about garden-based learning, garden-enhanced nutrition education, and resources for starting your own instructional school garden.

School Nutrition Bites

School Nutrition Bites are info sheets, which contain reliable nutrition information for teachers, students, and parents.

Welcome

UC Davis established the Center for Nutrition in Schools (CNS) in response to the needs of teachers and administrators for nutrition education resources and professional development opportunities.  Our goal is to provide resources relevant to child nutrition programs, district wellness policies, community partnerships, student education, professional education, and parent education. Our focus is in the below core areas:

  • Student Education
  • Professional Education
  • Parent Education
  • District Wellness Policy
  • Child Nutrition Programs
  • Community Partnerships

We invite you to explore the wide variety of resources available on our site including curriculum, training opportunities, and up-to-date information about nutrition.

Children Giving

Give to the Center for Nutrition in Schools

You can help improve the health and well-being of children by making a gift to the Center for Nutrition in Schools.

Your contribution will be used to develop effective nutrition education resources and provide professional development opportunities for teachers, child nutrition staff, and other members of the school community.

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Shaping Healthy Choices Program

Shaping Healthy Choices Participant

Simply offering healthy options is not enough to motivate children to make healthy choices. Moreover, imposing restrictions rather than providing children with options to make healthy choices has long-term negative implications. 

The Shaping Healthy Choices Program (SHCP) is a multi-component, school-based intervention, which is showing promising preliminary results.

Webinars

California school nutrition directors, supervisors, menu planners, and staff are invited to attend webinars on a variety of menu planning topics.