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Online Training

Standardizing Recipes

Nutrition Services Division

Welcome to the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division Standardizing Recipes online training.

By completing this interactive module, you will learn how standardizing recipes for Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) is key to ensuring children and adults receive the calories and variety of nutrients they need daily as part of the CNP meal service. Participants will learn to identify steps to accurately increase or decrease recipe yield to meet meal requirements, and access sample standardized recipes and resources to create standardized recipes for breakfast, lunch, snack, or supper.

The content of this training focuses on applying standardized recipes in School Nutrition Programs, however, the information is applicable to meal service in all CNPs.
The training resources are available in the Referenced Resource section of this training. You will need the following handouts for the training activities: Basics at a Glance, Recipe for Rotisserie Chicken, ServSafe Cooking Requirements for Foods. Please be sure to access them prior to beginning the training.
This training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please allow enough time to complete the training in one sitting. After completing the training, you will take a short quiz followed by a training evaluation. You will then have access to a printable training certificate of completion for your records.

Navigation options are available at the bottom of the screen. For questions related to Standardizing Recipes, please submit your questions to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 email at . For more information about nutrition education training and resources, visit the CDE CNP Course Catalog web page.

Registration Information

 Your Contact Information:
The First Name, Last Name, and the date of completion will appear on your professional training certificate of completion. Therefore, to enhance the appearance of your certificate, use full names when entering your contact information. If you are currently participating in CNP in California, use the business name that appears in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) for your District or Agency.

Please answer the following questions before beginning the training.
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