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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

Food Safety in the Child and Adult Care Food Program Online Course

The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) announced a new online course focused on food safety in CACFP.

Who Should Participate?

  • child and adult day care center directors,

  • teachers,

  • food service personnel, and

  • family day care home providers.

What Will I Learn?

Participants will learn basic food safety principles, including:

  • steps for proper handwashing and cleaning,

  • cooking foods to proper temperatures,

  • how to prevent food contamination, and

  • additional food safety considerations, such as serving food safely during field trips, power outages, and when pets are present.

In addition, this online course includes a special section on food safety requirements and recommendations while serving meals during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

The Food Safety for CACFP Operators online course number is 452, and is available on the CDE Child Nutrition Programs Course Catalog web page at Contact Information If you have questions regarding this online course, please contact Stephanie Salazar, Nutrition Education Consultant, by phone at 916-445-8332 or by email at

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