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Overview: Competitive Food and Beverage Rules

The School Nutrition Programs Overview, Definitions, and Resources: Competitive Food and Beverage Rules online training.

Course Description

If you sell foods and beverages to students, on school campus, during the school day, and outside of the school meal program, this online training series is for you! As the first of 11 trainings, this course provides an overview of the federal, state, and local competitive food and beverage requirements, including key definitions and resources to help you stay compliant.

  • Course Number: 215
  • Training Length: One hour
  • Certificate: Available at the end of the training
  • Target Audience: Any entity selling foods and beverages to students, on school campus, during the school day, and outside of the federally reimbursable school meal programs
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: November 2019

Online Course

Begin the Overview, Definitions, and Resources: Competitive Food and Beverage Rules External link opens in new window or tab. course.

Referenced Resources

The following lists and handouts are referenced throughout this online course:

Crediting

  • Crediting: One hour
  • Key Area: Administration (3000)
    • Training Topic: Program Management (3200)
      • Learning Objective: Healthy School Environment (3230)

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

Additional Information

For more information regarding competitive food and beverage rules, see the CDE Competitive Foods and Beverages web page.

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit by phone at 916-445-9127 for assistance. For questions regarding the course content, contact the Competitive Foods team by email at CompetitiveFoods@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, January 3, 2020
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