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Welcome! The ABCs of School Nutrition Program supports school nutrition programs by providing training, resources, and tailored technical assistance to Illinois school nutrition professionals. On our blog, you'll find a variety success stories from schools around Illinois who have worked with us on Smarter Lunchroom initiatives, Breakfast After the Bell, and more! We also highlight School Nutrition Heroes who are committed to serving healthy meals and our winning Meal of the Month photo contest entries. To navigate, feel free to scroll through the posts, or narrow it down by selecting relevant categories (displayed on the right side of the page). Have a question? Choose the "ASK A SCHOOL NUTRITION QUESTION" category to get to the pinned post.
In-Person Training

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  • Aviston Staff Training

    Ashley Hoffman, UI Extension Outreach Associate, visited Aviston Elementary School in April to provide training to staff.

  • Benton Elementary School District #47 Staff Training

    SNAP-Ed Educator Toni Kay Wright provided professional development training for Benton Elementary School District #47.

  • Egyptian School District Staff Training

    SNAP-Ed Educator Toni Kay Wright and Extension Program Coordinator Lacey Barnhill provided professional development training for Egyptian School District.

  • Grant Park CUSD #6 Staff Training

    Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Drusilla Banks, provided professional development training for Grant Park CUSD #6.

  • Griggsville-Perry Staff Training

    Leah Erke, Extension Outreach Associate, provided professional development training for Griggsville-Perry school district staff.

  • Learning Insitute - Pearl City, IL

  • Learning Institute - South Beloit, IL

  • North Boone CUSD #200 Staff Training

    Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Marilyn Csernus, and SNAP-Ed Educator, Veronica Skaradzinski, provided professional development training for North Boone CUSD #200.

  • Okaw Valley Staff Training

    Mary Liz Wright, UI Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator, worked with Okaw Valley School (Bethany, IL) nutrition staff in April.

  • Prairie Central School District Training

    Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Jenna Smith, provided professional development training for Prairie Central School District.

  • Quincy Notre Dame Staff Training

    Leah Erke, Extension Outreach Associate, provided professional development training for Quincy Notre Dame High School nutrition staff.

  • Rushville-Industry Staff Training

    Leah Erke, Extension Outreach Associate, provided professional development training for Schuyler-Industry District 5.

  • Vandalia Staff Training

    Michelle Fombelle, UI Extension SNAP-Ed Educator, provided professional development training for Vandalia CUSD #203.

  • Western School District Training

    Leah Erke, Extension Outreach Associate, provided professional development training for Western School District in Pike County.