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Utilizing the Cafeteria as a Classroom

The school cafeteria is a valuable venue for school nutrition professionals to assist teachers and parents with encouraging children to make wise food choices that will contribute to a healthy lifestyle. This course provides tools and resources to enhance a school nutrition program that will be recognized as an integral part of the education system. Lessons are designed to reinforce learning objectives by engaging participants in learning activities. Each lesson offers a flexible timeframe of 1-to-1.25 hours.  Lesson topics:

  • Marketing Healthy Options
  • Reaching Out to the School Community
  • Communicating with Parents
  • Farm to School and School Garden Programs

Norovirus (for Schools) – Everyone Plays a P.A.R.T. in Norovirus Control (2-hour training) Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness, and it is estimated that more than half of all food-related outbreaks of illness are caused by norovirus. This training includes participant interaction and activities. Content focus:

  • Why norovirus is a concern in child nutrition settings
  • Symptoms of norovirus and how it is transmitted
  • Norovirus prevention and control strategies
    • Prevent, Assemble a Body Fluid Cleanup Kit, Respond to an incident, Total cleanup
  • Resources for norovirus prevention and control