Training Courses for Student Nutrition Programs

We have free training to assist program coordinators, school staff, administrators, and volunteers who are delivering student nutrition programs in York Region. These courses will help you to understand the guidelines and provide you with practical information for your program.


Introduction to Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines

Learn about the core values, purpose and six guiding principles of the Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines.
Duration: 20 minutes (online)


Food and Beverage Choice Tables

Learn about the Nutrition Facts Table and food and beverages that fit into the serve and do not serve category. 
Duration: 20 minutes (online)


Menu Planning and Budgeting
Coming soon!


Food Handler Certification
York Region Food for Learning requires a minimum of one program volunteer, per location, to attend food safety training through the YorkSafe Food Handler Certification program.  Food for Learning is offering self-study and full-day in-person training sessions to train breakfast and snack volunteers on how to safely prepare, store and serve food.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
It is important student nutrition program coordinators and volunteers ensure their programs and facilities are fully accessible for students with various types of disabilities. To meet these needs, everyone involved in delivering a student nutrition program should receive training on the requirements of the accessibility standards, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, and on the Human Rights Code as it pertains to people with disabilities.

Training consists of watching the following video: Creating an Accessible York Region (46 minutes)

Alternatively, you can view the training over two parts:

Once you have watched the AODA videos, please contact Susanne Bennett susanne.bennett@york.ca  or 1-877-464-9675 ext. 74335.  York Region Food for Learning is required to confirm with our funders that all volunteers have completed the training.