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Center for Nutrition in Schools (UC Davis)

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UC Davis established the Center for Nutrition in Schools (CNS) in response to the needs of teachers and administrators for nutrition education resources and professional development opportunities. CNS provides research-based nutrition education programs and resources that improve student health and assist students in achieving their full potential academically, socially, and physically.

Its resources emphasize lessons that empower students to understand connections between food choices, health, and the environment; activities including basic food preparation and development of social skills in group dining experiences; science experiments that explore influences on food selection and the development of eating habits; service learning that involves food systems and environmental stewardship; and the role of agriculture in providing access to fresh, seasonal, locally grown foods.

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