Registration is open for 2020 Food Safety and Nutrition training sessions – details below.

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 2018 and earlier must attend a workshop in 2020.
  • 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)
  • Register well in advance as registration closes 48 hours before each training

Please note:

  • 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
  • A maximum of four participants can register per school/site per term
  • There is a limit of one training per person per term
  • Contact for all accessibility requests

Training Schedule

Option Date Time Location
General Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1 – 3 p.m. Humber Summit Library – Auditorium
2990 Islington Ave.
Islington Ave. & Steeles Ave. W.


Thursday, February 20, 2020 1 – 3 p.m. James S. Bell MS
90 Thirty First St
Lakeshore Blvd W & Brown’s Line


Monday, February 24, 2020  

1 – 3 p.m.

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


Tuesday, February 25, 2020  

1 – 3 p.m.

Woodside Square Library – Meeting Room
Woodside Square Mall – 1571 Sandhurst Cir
Finch Ave. E. & McCowan Rd.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1 – 3:30 p.m.*
*Note longer training time
Black Creek Library- Auditorium
1700 Wilson Ave.
Jane St. & Wilson Ave.
General Friday, February 28, 2020 1 – 3 p.m. Highland Creek Library – Meeting Room
3550 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto
Meadowvale Rd. & Ellesemere Rd.
Advanced Tuesday
March 3, 2020
1 – 3:30 p.m.*
*Note longer training time
Eglinton Square Library – Program Room
Eglinton Square Shopping Centre – 1 Eglinton Sq, Unit 126
Victoria Park Ave & Eglinton Ave. E.
General Wednesday
March 4, 2020
1 – 3 p.m. Crossways Mall – Toronto Public Health
Meeting Room 1 & 2
2340 Dundas St. W.
Bloor St & Dundas St. W.
General Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1 – 3 p.m. Don Mills Library – Auditorium
888 Lawrence Ave. E.
Lawrence Ave. E. & Don Mills Rd.
Advanced Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Cancelled Regent Park Community Centre
Banquet Room A or B – 401 Shuter St.
Dundas St. E. & Parliament St.

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