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Cafeteria managers learning to serve healthy, appealing meals to students

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ELMORE CO., AL (WSFA) -

The Elmore County Child Nutrition Program is partnering with the Alabama State Department of Education for a Healthy Cuisine for Kids Culinary Training program.

According to ALSDE officials, this program is being provided as training for approximately 50 school cafeteria managers. During the training, the Institute of Child Nutrition will provide managers with skills and knowledge to address the challenges of serving appealing meals to children while remaining compliant with USDA guidelines.

The sessions, which are being held at Redland Elementary School, began on Tuesday and will continue throughout the week.

ALSDE officials say while the program is about preparing healthy and safe food, it is much more about working as a team to produce quality food. Participants will also be trained on learning to use tested recipes, developing an understanding of getting organized and learning and applying different culinary techniques for preparing, cooking, presenting and evaluating healthy and appealing food.

Participants have the chance to interact with a professional chef for the hands on portion of the training and a registered dietician will conduct classroom style activities related to nutrition principals.  

Reporter Rosanna Smith spoke with officials about the program and will have more on-air during Today in Alabama, online and on our app. 

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