CNS Training Opportunities
CNS provides opportunities for members within the school community to participate in professional development courses in nutrition-related areas.
CNS recognizes the importance of providing teachers, child nutrition professionals, and other school employees with the opportunity to attend training sessions on a variety of nutrition-related topics.
These workshops are designed to provide teachers with information about updated nutrition topics, nutrition education curricula, and how to plan for the addition of nutrition topics in classroom instruction. Teachers can also learn how to integrate nutrition instruction with California content standards, and implement instructional school gardens. More information about the Barbara J. Van Zandt Teacher Training endowment is available online. To receive information about upcoming class dates and times, please complete our online form to subscribe to our mailing list.
This two-day, interactive seminar for experienced school nutrition directors will explore some of the complex financial management issues and trends in school nutrition programs today. Topics will include strategies for increasing revenues and managing expenses, the impact of recent legislation on financial management of school nutrition programs, business plans, and analysis of financial records. To provide a wide spectrum of perspectives and expertise, the team of instructors will include experienced school nutrition directors and a leading school business official, among others.
This course will be offered in June and August, 2013. Specific dates and locations will be announced soon.
CNS menu planning classes include instruction on the latest information regarding requirements for USDA and SHAPE Menu Planning, plus hands-on computer practice using nutrient analysis programs. These one-day classes provide 8 hours of professional continuing education credit.
For more information on the Menu Planning classes, including upcoming class dates and times, please complete our online form to subscribe to our mailing list.
The following materials were created by CNS with funding from the California Department of Education to provide resources for child nutrition personnel. These are free, downloadable resources.
Below are links to external sites with content that may be of use to individuals seeking information about training relevant to nutrition in schools.