General documents to aide you in your Student Nutrition Program
Tastebuds' Guide for Student Nutrition Program SuccessThe Guide provides program coordinators and volunteers with extensive information needed in order to establish and operate a Tastebuds' student nutrition program.Download
New Student Nutrition Program ApplicationGet your student nutrition program started with our newly updated application form, available in an electronic version and a print version.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.
We are accepting applications for the 2019 - 2020 school year until February 28, 2019.

Please submit via email or by fax at (905) 522-9124
Print Version

Electronic Version
Direct Deposit FormComplete and submit this form to Tastebuds to ensure prompt receipt of funding allocations for your Student Nutrition Program.Download
Tastebuds LogoBy using the Tastebuds logo, you agree to adhere to our vision, mission, and values. Other than proportional re-sizing, the logo may not be modified in any way.Download
Mailing ListJoin our mailing list to receive information about Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative, such as; vendor notices, workshops, events, and our newsletter, “The Quarterly Sprout”.Website
The Quarterly Sprout NewsletterDownload previously released newslettersVisit Page
Certificate of AppreciationA certificate of appreciation for your volunteers or donors! Just fill in the volunteer's name, the program, date, print and sign to recognize and appreciate your dedicated supporters. Personalize the certificate by adding stickers, stamps, or even a seal! (Must have Adobe Reader)Download (Chalkboard)

Download (White)
Student Nutrition Program Info Promotional PosterUse this poster on the door of your student nutrition program, or place around the building to promote to students and increase attendance. PDF Format

JPG Format
Webtracker Instruction GuideDetailed instruction guide that covers monthly reporting, renewal, ordering, and troubleshooting.Download
Webtracker Tip SheetA quick reference guide that covers online grant renewalsDownload
Ontario’s Student Nutrition Program GuidelinesThe Program Guidelines provide details about ministry requirements for provincial SNP funding and helpful information that assists Lead Agencies in meeting their contract requirements with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) for the SNP.Download English

Download French

Sourcing Food

Order food through Tastebuds approved vendors
WebtrackerPurchase food online for your Student Nutrition Program through Webtracker, from vendors such as Lococo's Wholesale and Market Fresh Produce.

*Please be sure to use Internet Explorer when accessing webtracker.
Lococo's Credit ApplicationComplete the credit application (for invoicing purposes only) in order to use CFPP webtracker.Download
MZ Foods Product ListProducts available through MZ Foods. For updated price list, please contact Suzanne Giovannetti at (905) 522-1148, Ext. 107 or by e-mail.Download

Menu Planning and Nutrition

Resources to assist you in menu planning and nutrition
SNP Nutrition Guidelines – MCYS - 2016Guidelines from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for operating your student nutrition program Download - English

Download - French
MCYS Nutrition Guidelines - Pocket Guide 2016Guidelines from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for operating your student nutrition program in pocket guide formatEnglish

French (Coming soon)
Recipes for Student Nutrition ProgramsA collection of recipes, sample meal plans and checklists to help you choose
your own recipes for your student nutrition program.

Food Safety

Food safety related information and resources
General Food SafetyThis document outlines general food safety requirements for student nutrition programs, focusing on what is considered low risk and moderate to high risk.Download
DishwashingThis document outlines the proper method in which to wash dishes in a two-sink kitchen.Download
Food Safety - Food Handler Training CourseSince January 01, 2008, all high risk food premises in Hamilton are required to have a certified food handler working in a supervisory capacity during all hours of operation.Beginning January 01, 2010, all medium risk food premises in Hamiltonare required to have a certified food handler working in a supervisory capacity during all hours of operation.Website
Food Recall WarningsThe following email notification services are available to the public. You can subscribe to as many notification services as you want but make sure at least one service is selected before you submit this form.Website
Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Schools and Anaphylaxis Emergency PlansAnaphylaxis Canada’s updated resources.Website
Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd EditionExtensive guide ideal for student nutrition programs.Download
Anaphylaxis Emergency PlanUse this document to register and identify students who are at risk for anaphylactic reactions.Download


Educational resources and information relative to your Student Nutrition Program
Teach NutritionDFC is a national non-profit organization run by and for Canadian dairy farmers. DFC employs Registered Dietitians to help Canadians maintain and adopt healthful eating and lifestyle practices.Website
BrightBitesStudents need wholesome, tasty food and enjoyable eating experiences, but improving school nutrition can be challenging. BrightBites is a non-profit project that breaks this challenge down into fun, easy badges.Website

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