This is the source for Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) sponsored trainings, workshops, and conferences. RIDE develops and conducts program and nutrition training designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and comply with USDA requirements.

As training events are scheduled, they will be posted here. You can check for training programs offered in your program area and conveniently register online. If you have any questions regarding any training, please contact the RIDE contact listed.


Summer EBT Training for Schools

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: Virtual

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What to Expect: During this webinar we will provide a brief overview of the Summer EBT program and what schools can do before the end of the school year to make sure that your families are covered. 


Unite Us Online Meal Benefit Application

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: Virtual

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What to Expect: Last year, The RI Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs, partnered with Unite Us to implement an electronic platform for the collection of school meal benefit applications. LEA's are able to receive meal benefit applications directly from parents/caregivers through an online form (see it here). There is no cost to the LEA for using this electronic form. The first year was a success and we would like to build on that momentum.  

Unite Us will be hosting an engagement session with special guest users from Scituate School Department and Beacon Charter Schools, two of the highest utilizers of the Unite Us system. They will share their experiences using the platform. 

We would love you to join us to learn more about this opportunity to streamline and increase school meal benefit access for your students. 


Students Take Charge! Culinary & Wellness Policy Training

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 8am-12:45pm Morning Session; 12-4:15pm Afternoon Session
Location: Johnson & Wales University 

Breakfast and lunch provided!

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What to Expect: The training provides School Nutrition Professionals with culinary techniques and ingredients for flavor and cultural relevance in school breakfast and lunch meal programs. JWU will be leading attendees through this session. Attendees are able to select the time that fits their schedule best with the same learning outcomes in the morning or afternoon session.

Business Managers and Wellness Committee Leaders will join us in the morning through lunch. Two concurrent sessions will include state contracts, strategies to involve students in school meals, and best practices to deepen the Wellness Committee's involvement in empowering students.

This training is open for school district chefs, school nutrition operation managers, business managers, and wellness committee leaders. As part of this training JWU will provide a chef demonstration of a student created recipe that you can add to your school meal programs.


NSLP Annual Training - Details Coming Soon!