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Plant Power in the Kitchen

The School Nutrition Programs Plant Power in the Kitchen online training.

Course Description

Hear from child nutrition professionals from California school districts who have conducted plant-based culinary training to meet professional standards, how the trainings were conducted, the responses from teams, and the lasting impact on the development of their menus. Learn strategies to generate support from your team that will translate to increased student satisfaction.

  • Course Number: 169
  • Training Length: 1 hour
  • Certificate: Certificate available at the end of training
  • Target Audience: Food Service Director and Staff
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: January 2018

Online Course

Referenced Resources

The following resource is referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: 1 hour
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objective: Plan menus that meet USDA nutrition requirements (1110)

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).

Additional Information

For more information regarding offering vegetarian meals in schools, visit the California Department of Education Plant-Based Meal Options in Child Nutrition Programs web page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division by phone at 800-952-5609 or email your School Nutrition Program questions to

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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