SNP Annual Training 2014-15
Pennsylvania's School Nutrition Toolbox
Welcome to Pennsylvania’s School Nutrition Toolbox site. Through this site, you can access a variety of on-line training modules related to operation of Child Nutrition Programs.
Register or return to a training module by selecting a training module link from the "Enroll in a Course" drop-down menu found in the top main menu, or by selecting a course from the "Training Modules | Links" sidebar found on the right side of this homepage.
These modules were developed by Project PA, a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition and Penn State University’s Department of Nutritional Sciences. Funding for development of these modules was provided by US Department of Agriculture Administrative Reviews and Training funds and Pennsylvania Department of Education State Administrative Expense funds.
Recent Happenings at SNT
Additional Training Module | New Course:
Farm to School: Keeping it Safe
Schools are working to provide healthier meals to students and teach them the skills they need to make good decisions about nutrition and health. As part of these efforts, there is growing interest among schools in Farm to School programs. While a primary objective of Farm to School activities is to connect schools with local farms to promote purchasing of local foods for school meals, a variety of types of activities fall under the Farm to School umbrella including school gardens, nutrition and agriculture classroom lessons, field trips to local farms, and taste-testing of local products. In addition to providing healthy foods in school meals programs and providing students with health and nutrition education, Farm to School programs support local farmers and therefore strengthen local food systems.
Click here to register for this new course.