At this time, in-person food safety and nutrition training for student nutrition programs is not available. Please watch the online training videos available below.

This training provides guidance on how student nutrition programs can prevent the spread of COVID-19. Key areas of Public Health guidance for COVID-19 are: staying home when sick, health screening, physical distancing, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, cleaning and disinfecting, wearing of masks or face covering, etc.

This training video provides guidance on how to modify the operation of a student nutrition program to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Basic Safe Food Handling  For Student Nutrition Programs

New online modules providing guidance on topics including safe food handling, cleaning and sanitizing for food preparation are under development. Stay tuned for more information.

Following the Student Nutrition Programs Nutrition Guidelines

New online modules providing guidance on topics including following the Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines and reading food labels are under development. Stay tuned for more information.

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.

Youth Food Safety and Nutrition training is not being offered at this time due to COVID-19.

Request Student Nutrition Program Resources

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