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Online Training

Cook with Kids!

Nutrition Services Division

Welcome to the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division Cook with Kids! online training.

By completing this interactive module, you will learn how cooking with children benefits their health and school performance. Follow four simple steps to plan, prepare, and present a successful cooking activity for your classroom or after school program. Resources to help transfer the concepts and key messages to students through classroom events and activities are referenced throughout the training. Please be sure to access the training handouts prior to beginning the training.
You will be using the Cooking Event Planner during 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 Cook with Kids! online training, please submit your questions to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 e-mail at For more information about nutrition education training and resources, visit the CDE Healthy Eating and Nutrition Education Web page.

Registration Information

 Your Information
The First Name, Last Name, and Date entered above will appear on your professional development certificate of completion, therefore, use full names and dates to enhance the appearance of your certificate.
 Does the district or agency have an active Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) site number?
To begin the training, select Next.