The next series of Food Safety and Nutrition Training Sessions will begin on Tuesday October 15, 2019.

The Student Nutrition Program (SNP) Food Safety and Nutrition training is free for volunteer coordinators and other volunteers of SNPs in Toronto. Participants will learn the basics of preparing safe, nutritious foods that meets the SNP Nutrition Guidelines.

Note: This training is not the same as the Food Handler’s Certificate training.

Topics include:

  • Safe food Handling
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing for Food Preparation
  • Meeting the Nutrition Guidelines
  • Reading Nutrition Labels

Training Requirements

  • At least one person trained in food safety within the past two years must be present at the SNP at all times.
  • Those with Certificates of Attendance dated 2017 and earlier must attend a workshop in 2019.
  • This is a funding requirement for your SNP grant from the City of Toronto.

Training Options

  1. General: Introduction to meeting the SNP Nutrition Guidelines
  2. Advanced: Advanced label reading for special dietary observances

(Advanced is only for those who have previously attended the General workshop.)


You can register online at or by calling (416) 338-7600, and pressing option press 1.

When registering online or by phone, be sure to:

  • confirm if your email address is already registered in TPH Bookings
  • use your personal email address (one email can be registered per person)
  • know the details (date and location) of the training you would like to attend
  • register well in advance as registration closes two days before each training

Please note:

  • There is a limit of one training per person, per term and a maximum of four participants can register per school/site, per term.
  • Participants who arrive 10 minutes late or more will not receive a certificate of attendance. Please arrive 15 minutes before the training for check-in.

Training Schedule

Option Date Time Location
General Tuesday
October 15, 2019
1- 3 pm TPH- Crossways  Mall– Meeting Room 1 & 2
2340 Dundas St W
Bloor & Dundas W


October 16, 2019
1- 3 pm Humber Summit – Auditorium
2990 Islington Ave
Islington Ave & Steeles Ave West


October 22, 2019

1- 3 pm

Fairview Library –Meeting Room 3
35 Fairview Mall Dr
Don Mills Rd & Sheppard Ave E


October 24, 2019

1-3 pm

Agincourt – Auditorium
155 Bonis Ave
Kennedy & Sheppard E


October 24, 2019
12:30 – 3 pm*
*Note longer training time
Richview Library- Meeting Room B
1806 Islington Ave
Islington Ave and Eglinton Ave W
General Monday
October 28, 2019
1-3 pm Victoria Village – Auditorium
184 Sloane Ave
Victoria Park & Lawrence E
Advanced Tuesday
October 29, 2019
12:30 – 3 pm*
*Note longer training time
Woodside Square Library-Meeting Room
Woodside Square Mall- 1571 Sandhurst Cir
Finch & McCowan
General Wednesday
October 30, 2019
1-3 pm Black Creek – Auditorium
1700 Wilson Ave
Jane & Wilson
General Friday
November 1, 2019
1-3 pm York Recreation Centre – Multipurpose Room 1&2
115 Black Creek Dr
Eglington W &Black Creek
General Thursday
November 7, 2019
1-3 pm Lillian H Smith Library
239 College St
College St & Spadina  Rd
Advanced Friday
November 8, 2019
1- 3:30 pm*
*Note longer training time
Walter Stewart – Auditorium
170 Memorial Park Ave
Coxwell & O’Connor
General Thursday
November 14, 2019

1-3 pm

Cedarbrae Library
545 Markham Rd
Markham Rd & Lawrence Ave E

Each school year, a limited number of SNP Youth Food Safety and Nutrition Workshops are available for students who volunteer with SNPs in the City of Toronto. The workshop content was designed specifically for SNP youth volunteers and therefore the workshop is only relevant to students who actively volunteer or are being recruited to volunteer at their school’s SNP. This interactive workshop takes place on site at your school’s SNPs and is led by a Registered Dietitian and a Public Health Inspector. The workshop uses Kahoot! technology and requires WIFI and smart devices (tablets/smartphones).

Topics include:

  • Safe Food Handling
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing for Food Preparation
  • Meeting the Nutrition Guidelines
  • Reading Nutrition Labels

Note: This workshop is not the same as the Food Handler’s Certificate training. A minimum of 20 student volunteers must be registered for the workshop to take place.

Request a Workshop

If you are interested in requesting a SNP Youth Onsite Food Safety & Nutrition workshop please email

Note: we are currently at maximum capacity for 2019-20 youth workshops and are therefore not taking request at this time. Please check back next year.

Request Student Nutrition Program Resources

To request SNP Food Safety & Nutrition Resources to help support youth volunteers please email