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Stay tuned for updates of Safe Food Handling Training for Student Nutrition Programs.

Resource Description
SNP Food Safety Equipment and Training Requirements Updated to reflect the amendments to the Ontario Food Premises Regulation (493/17) (opens in new window), January 2020. It outlines the training, equipment and facilities required for a student nutrition program to do various levels of food preparation and a sample menu for programs with limited facilities.
Cleaning Procedure for Bins/Trays Instructions on the cleaning procedures for bins and trays used by student nutrition programs.
Preparing Bleach Solution Instructions on how to mix bleach (chlorine) solution for sanitizing in a student nutrition program food preparation area.
Washing Dishes & Utensils Instructions on how to wash, rinse and sanitize using a 3-compartment sink for dishes and eating utensils and a 2-compartment sink for pots, pans and preparation utensils.
Handwashing Instructions Instructions on the 6-step process for proper handwashing.

Following the Nutrition Guidelines for Student Nutrition Programs is a free training for volunteer coordinators and other volunteers and staff at Student Nutrition Programs. The training highlights the updated provincial Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines which align with Canada’s Food Guide 2019. It offers guidance on selecting healthy foods to be served in Student Nutrition Programs.

Online training

To receive a Certificate of Completion for the nutrition training, all four nutrition modules and the quiz must be completed:

Resource Description
SNP Nutrition Guidelines Provides guidance on the healthy foods to be served in a student nutrition program.
Morning Meal: Sample Menus with On-Site Food Preparation

Suitable for:

  • grab and go and/or
  • bin/tray style service
This sample menu is designed for student nutrition programs with the required food preparation facilities and volunteers/staff to prepare foods.
Morning Meal: Sample Menus with No On-Site Food Preparation

Suitable for:

  • grab and go and/or
  • bin/tray style service
This sample menu is designed for student nutrition programs with limited food preparation facilities and/or limited volunteers/staff to prepare foods.
Snack: Sample Menus with On-Site Preparation

Suitable for:

  • grab and go and/or
  • bin/tray style service
This sample menu is designed for student nutrition programs with the required food preparation facilities and volunteers/staff to prepare foods.
Snack: Sample Menus with No On-Site Preparation and No Refrigeration

Suitable for:

  • grab and go and/or
  • bin/tray style service
This sample menu is designed for student nutrition programs with limited food preparation facilities and/or limited volunteers/staff to prepare foods
Halal Guide This guide will help you choose Halal foods at your student nutrition program.