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Recipe for Success: Integrating Academics and Nutrition

Nutrition Services Division

Welcome to the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division Recipe for Success: Integrating Academics and Nutrition online course.

By completing this interactive module, you will learn:
  • How to use children's books with healthy themes to support nutrition competencies, mathematics, and science skills;
  • Literature-based activities including how to classify and categorize various foods;
  • How to compare and contrast nutritional food values, using fractions and measurements in food recipes; and
  • How to integrate nutrition into multiple subject areas, such as literacy, math, and science.
    The course references a variety of resources. Prior to beginning the course, please have ready the following handout for a specific training activity:

    • Integrating Science and Nutrition Education: Vitamin C Comparison Experiment
    This course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please allow enough time to complete the course in one sitting. After completing the course, you will take a short quiz followed by a course evaluation. You will then have access to a printable course Certificate of Completion for your records.

    Navigation options are available at the bottom of the screen. For questions related to Recipe for Success: Integrating Academics and Nutrition, please submit your questions to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010  email at For more information about nutrition education course and resources, visit the CDE Child Nutrition Program Course Catalog web page.

    Registration Information

     Your Information
    The First Name, Last Name, and the date of completion will appear on your professional course 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 Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) in California, use the business name that appears in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) for your District or Agency.
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     Select the category that best describes who is reviewing this course.  
     What is your CNIPS identification number?  
     Is this online course being reviewed by an individual or as a group?
     If group, approximately how many people are in the group?
    Provide the URL to this online course to participants who would like a certificate of completion and instruct them to complete the certificate within the two to three weeks of the course.
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