University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Events

Do you need to learn the basics of reimbursable meals? Are you more experienced and looking for new ideas for your program? We can help!

Our regional in-person workshops make it easier to network with nearby schools and cut down on travel time. We also offer virtual events so you can participate in live training without leaving town.

All trainings count toward the USDA Professional Standards. Explore upcoming events below!

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July 30, 2024  |  9 am - 3 pm CT Time: 6 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - Charleston/Mattoon

Location: Lake Land College Foundation and Alumni Center (5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL 61938)

Earn six (6) hours of USDA Professional Standards for school nutrition team members from the ABCs of School Nutrition. ABCs of School Nutrition is provided by University of Illinois Extension and funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. There is no charge for the training, but individual pre-registration is required as space is limited. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Agenda available closer to date of training. Registration will close on 7/26/24 or when location meets capacity.
August 01, 2024  |  9 am - 3 pm CT Time: 6 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - Vandalia

Location: Regional Office of Education #3 (1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, IL 62471)

Earn six (6) hours of USDA Professional Standards for school nutrition team members from the ABCs of School Nutrition. ABCs of School Nutrition is provided by University of Illinois Extension and funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. There is no charge for the training, but individual pre-registration is required as space is limited. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Agenda available closer to date of training.
August 01, 2024  |  9 am - 2 pm CT Time: 4 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - Oglesby

Location: Illinois Valley Community College (815 N Orlando Smith Rd, Rooms CTC 124 and 125, Oglesby, IL 61348)

Earn four (4) hours of USDA Professional Standards for school nutrition team members from the ABCs of School Nutrition. Topics will include scratch and speed-scratch cooking, share tables, taste testing, and an update from ISBE. ABCs of School Nutrition is provided by University of Illinois Extension and funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. There is no charge for the training, but individual pre-registration is required as space is limited. A light lunch will be provided. Registration will close on 7/26/24 or when location meets capacity.
August 02, 2024  |  8:30 am - 12:30 pm CT Time: 4 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - Carterville (School Lunch Rocks Part 1)

Location: John A Logan College Conference Center (700 Logan College Drive, Carterville, IL 62918)

Earn 4 hours of USDA Professional Standards for school nutrition staff at no charge! Topics will include production records, recipes for school cafeterias, and an idea sharing session. There is no charge for this training, but pre-registration is required by July 19.
August 02, 2024  |  9 am - 3 pm CT Time: 5 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - Champaign

Location: I-Hotel Conference Center (1900 S First St, Champaign, IL 61820)

This training will provide 5 hours of USDA Professional Standards credits. There is no charge; however, pre-registration is required by July 26. Topics will include: Scratch/semi-scratch/speed scratch cooking, promoting school breakfast, standardized recipes and culinary math, HACCP and food safety plans, healthy lunchrooms.
August 05, 2024  |  9 am - 3 pm CT Time: 6 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - Robinson

Location: Regional Office of Education #12 (300 W Main St #307, Robinson, IL 62454)

Earn six (6) hours of USDA Professional Standards for school nutrition team members from the ABCs of School Nutrition. ABCs of School Nutrition is provided by University of Illinois Extension and funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. There is no charge for the training, but individual pre-registration is required as space is limited. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Agenda available closer to date of training. Registration will close on 7/29/24 or when location meets capacity.
August 06, 2024  |  8 am - 12:30 pm CT Time: 4 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - Pearl City

Location: Pearl City High School (100 S Summit St, Pearl City, IL 61062)

This training will provide four hours of USDA Professional Standards credits. There is no charge; however, pre-registration is required by July 30.
August 07, 2024  |  9 am - 3 pm CT Time: 6 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - Centralia

Location: Centralia High School Annex (2100 E Calumet St, Centralia, IL 62801)

Earn 6 hours of USDA Professional Standards for school nutrition staff at no charge! Individual pre-registration is required as space is limited. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
August 08, 2024  |  8 am - 12:30 pm CT Time: 4 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - South Beloit

Location: South Beloit High School (245 Prairie Hill Rd, South Beloit, IL 61080)

This training will provide four hours of USDA Professional Standards credits. There is no charge; however, pre-registration is required by July 30.
August 08, 2024  |  9 am - 3 pm CT Time: 5 hrs

Summer Learning Institute - Lincoln

Location: Logan County Extension Office (980 N Postville Dr, Lincoln, IL 62656)

Earn five (5) hours of USDA Professional Standards for school nutrition team members from the ABCs of School Nutrition. ABCs of School Nutrition is provided by University of Illinois Extension and funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. There is no charge for the training, but individual pre-registration is required as space is limited. A light lunch will be provided. Registration will close on 8/1/24 or when location meets capacity.