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Competitive Food and Beverage Training

Training modules for competitive food and beverage regulations.

Competitive Food and Beverage Requirements:
Implement with Confidence!

The California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division proudly announces training on competitive foods and beverages* sold in California schools titled, “Competitive Food and Beverage Requirements: Implement with Confidence!”

*Competitive foods and beverages are those sold in competition with the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs.

The training is divided into three modules. You may choose to view one, two, or all three modules. Each module will provide a detailed review of all requirements including Federal Regulations, State Legislation, State Regulations, and the Local School Wellness Policy.

Module I | Module II | Module III

Module I: Elementary School Requirements

Module I focuses on the competitive food and beverage requirements for all California public, non-charter elementary schools. The module includes an overview of the requirements and their origin and application. Upon completion of this module, you will have a foundation for understanding all competitive food and beverage requirements relating to elementary school pupils.

Module I Materials

Handouts

  1. Origin of Requirements (PDF)
  2. School Classification: Competitive Food and Beverage Requirements (DOC)
  3. Overview: Competitive Food and Beverages (DOC)
  4. Test Your Knowledge (DOC)
  5. Decision Matrix (DOC)
  6. Quick Reference Cards (DOC)
  7. Application of Requirements (DOC)

Module I Presentation

Module I Presentation (PDF)

Module II: Middle/Junior High and High School Requirements

Module II focuses on the competitive food and beverage requirements for all California public, non-charter middle/junior high and high schools. The module includes an overview of the requirements and their origin and application. Upon completion of this module, you will have a foundation for understanding all competitive food and beverage requirements relating to middle/junior high and high school pupils.

Module II Materials

Handouts

  1. Origin of Requirements (PDF)
  2. School Classification: Competitive Food and Beverage Requirements (DOC)
  3. Overview: Competitive Food and Beverages (DOC)
  4. Test Your Knowledge (DOC)
  5. Decision Matrix (DOC)
  6. Quick Reference Cards (DOC)
  7. Application of Requirements (DOC)

Module II Presentation

Module II Presentation (PDF)

Module III: Putting It All Together- Kindergarten Through Grade 12

Module III provides a full review and integration of all requirements. We will complete several case studies utilizing knowledge gained from Modules I and/or II. We will share and integrate new resources to help you be confidently compliant. Completion of this module will provide you with an enhanced comprehension of the complex competitive food and beverage requirements for all grade levels.

Module III Materials

Handouts

  1. Quick Reference Cards (DOC)
  2. Road Map to Compliance: Elementary School Pupils (PDF)
  3. Road Map to Compliance: Middle/High School Pupils (PDF)
  4. Five Steps to Determine Compliance (DOC)
  5. Decision Matrix (DOC)
  6. School Classification: Competitive Food and Beverage Requirements (DOC)
  7. Application of Requirements (DOC)

Module III Presentation

Module III Presentation (PDF; 1MB)

If you have any questions regarding these training materials, please contact Karen King, Child Nutrition Consultant, Education and Nutrition Policy unit by e-mail at fdbev@cde.ca.gov.

Questions: Mike Danzik | mdanzik@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7346 
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