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University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois State Board of Education entered into a grant partnership to provide required USDA professional standards trainings to Illinois school foodservice staff, called the ABCs of School Nutrition.


University of Illinois Extension is offering a school food service professional standards training Tuesday, July 30 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Amboy High School. Amboy High School is located at 11 E Hawley St, Amboy, IL and Thursday, August 2 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Eastland High School. Eastland High School is located at 500 S School Dr Lanark, IL.


This training will provide 6 hours of USDA Professional Standards continuing education credit for the 2018-2019 school year. Training topics include Saved by the Breakfast Bell, Positive communication, Quality Standards, Portioning Food, and Customer Service, Merchandizing, and Food Presentation.


There is no charge for this training; however, preregistration is required. To learn more about the training or to register, visit us online at or call the Whiteside County Extension office at 815-632-3611.


If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Whiteside County Extension office.