NC K-12 Culinary Institute

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Office of School Nutrition Services, in cooperation with Chef Cyndie Story and K-12 Team, has developed the NC K-12 Culinary Institute, which features face-to-face and online instruction for School Nutrition personnel to enhance the following healthy dining objectives:

  • Improve student health, well-being, and academic success through nutritious, appealing meals at school
  • Increase participation in high quality, enticing School Nutrition programs
  • Expand capacity of local school nutrition programs to purchase, prepare and serve fresh, locally grown produce
  • Increase consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain rich foods
  • Provide continuing education opportunities for School Nutrition personnel