NENT Child Nutrition Training Academy University of Nebraska – Lincoln East Campus
Mission: To provide training for school nutrition professionals to build accountable, healthy school nutrition environments that promote students’ nutritional well-being and academic achievement.

For 50 years, the Nebraska Department of Education and the University of Nebraska Lincoln have had a history of delivering quality educational experiences for school food service managers and nutrition staff members. That tradition will continue as we adapt to recent changes in professional standards and education requirements to offer a reformatted educational program, the Child Nutrition Training Academy.

Manager Academy 

  • Topics in management, marketing, nutrition, menu planning, purchasing
  • Meets Professional Education Standards for School Foodservice Managers
  • Recommended for staff responsible for day to day management of school meal program such as food service managers or directors, supervisors, head cooks, and potential managers
  • Coursework eligible for Level 3 School Nutrition Association (SNA) Certification*

*Earn 86 hours over 2 year period – must have high school diploma or equivalent


 Staff Academy

  • Topics in nutrition and food safety
  • Recommended for production & service personnel
  • Coursework eligible for Level 2 SNA Certification*

*16 hours – must have high school diploma or equivalent