Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Justin Timineri is a certified executive chef, author, award winner, teacher and television personality. As Florida’s culinary ambassador, he promotes “Fresh From Florida” products around the world, creates new recipes, attends trade events, performs cooking demonstrations, and educates children on the value of healthy food choices and proper nutrition.
The Dietetic Internship Program is a nine-month program accepting two interns per year. The internship program’s long-term goal is to improve the quality of school meals by creating more qualified nutrition professionals with strong backgrounds in child nutrition and school feeding programs.
Integrating conservation efforts into daily cafeteria operations can result in a financial savings for schools by decreasing food waste and reducing energy and water usage.
Know Your Nutrition is a book about health and nutrition and how preparing recipes can be a fun, exciting and rewarding experience.
Links to other websites that support nutrition education in schools.
Learn how to request the Power Panther costume for events that promote and encourage healthy eating and physical activity in children.
School fruit and vegetable gardens in Florida have been increasing in popularity. With the growing emphasis on hands-on learning and active participation, more schools have added gardens to their school to serve as tools for outdoor science and environmental education.
Tips for displaying fruits and vegetables in your cafeteria
SNS credential study guide resources for school nutrition specialists
Guidance and resources for school nutrition professionals and staff working with students with special dietary needs and requests
The "Xtreme Cuisine” Cooking School components provide culinary and nutrition education to students from early elementary to middle school.