California school nutrition directors, supervisors, menu planners, and staff are invited to attend our webinars on a variety of menu planning topics.
Check out our curriculum page for the latest materials for teachers, students, parents, and school nutrition professionals.
Find information about garden-based learning, garden-enhanced nutrition education, and resources for starting your own instructional school garden.
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:
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.
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.
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.
- Shaping Healthy Choices Program (SHCP) spotlighted by UC Delivers
- Nutrition to Grow On, a garden-enhanced nutrition education curriculum, is updated and available
- Training and Education Needs Assessment (TENA) Survey Final Report available
- CNS researchers implement garden-enhanced nutrition education among developmentally disabled