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Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays

Are you a trainer who is looking for a comprehensive curriculum to teach to school foodservice staff, helping them meet the basic nutrition requirements for SNA Level 1 certification or continuing education units in the process?

If so, than Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays is for you!

About the Course

By completing the Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® course, participants will learn about:

  • Health benefits resulting from meeting the dietary guidelines for fruits and vegetables.
  • Strategies to make fruits and vegetables appealing to students.
  • Health benefits of whole grain foods and how to identify using product package labeling and description.
  • Sodium in foods and how simple scratch cooking can reduce sodium in school meals.
  • Health benefits of consuming fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
  • Calorie balance.
  • What role fat plays in the body and what foods have which types of fat.
  • Key elements of marketing through listening and sharing.
  • Aspects of the serving line that promotes healthy food choices.
  • Roles school nutrition staff play in the success of the school meal program.
  • Tools to help support your healthy menu.
  • Current U.S. Department of Agriculture school foodservice guidelines.

You can register to access the complete curriculum to teach this course to others in an in-person classroom setting.

Note: The Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® online courses are in the process of being revised. Information about these courses will get added to this site when they are available.

 

How do I get started?

To access a comprehensive curriculum to teach school foodservice staff, helping them meet the basic nutrition requirements for SNA Level 1 certification or continuing education units in the process, see Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays — Trainer’s Manual.

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