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Orientation for Nutrition Employees (O.N.E.)

​​​​​What is Orientation for Nutrition Employees (O.N.E)?

​This comprehensive, instructor-led training provides 30 credit hours of training for new Georgia School Nutrition professionals. This training meets the Georgia State Board of Education Rule (160-5-6-.01: Statewide School Nutrition Program) that requires all new employees to complete within the first full year of employment, training in: program goals and philosophy, human relations and service skills, safe and sanitary food handling, and first aid.

The training consists of six (6) “modules” inclusive of training materials, activities, and assignments about basic school nutrition topics. The O.N.E. lessons were developed to be taught in sequence from the Introduction to the Wrap Up. Most lessons are 30 minutes, and a few are up to 60 minutes in length. These are recommended times to be spent per lesson.

Georgia School Nutrition Directors can decide how to provide this training in their districts. O.N.E. is designed to be taught in a classroom setting; however, some districts have been able to do virtual meetings to deliver the lessons. Some activities need to be completed by the school employees, with their manager's assistance. 

Requesting Access to the Instructor Materials

Access to the instructor materials can be accessed through GaDOE School Nutrition Division's learning management system, Canvas by Instructure, by request. Requests from individuals beyond the state of Georgia, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

The Georgia School Nutrition Director will need to request access to the instructor materials, by emailing  A Spanish version is now included with the instructor materials. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.   

Each lesson is available as a zip folder for districts to download. For District Professional Development Use Only: The information and content in this course should not be shared beyond your district. The content within the course should not be sold or redistributed without the expressed permission of the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Division.