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Local Meal Charge Policy Resources/Best Practices

The School Nutrition Programs Local Meal Charge Policy Resources and Best Practices online training.

Course Description

The objective of this training is to provide resources which include California law, California Department of Education (CDE) management bulletins and web pages, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy memos and resources regarding local meal charge policies and Senate Bill 250, as well as best practices.

  • Course Number: 321
  • Training Length: 25 minutes
  • Certificate: Available at the end of the training
  • Target Audience: Food Service Director, Staff, and Chief Business Officials
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: January 2019

Online Course

Begin the Resources and Best Practices External link opens in new window or tab. course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course.


  • Crediting: 0.42 hours
  • Key Area: Administration (3000)
    • Training Topic: Program Management (3200)
      • Learning Objective: Oversee Standard Operation Procedures for routine operations (3220)

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)

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact the School Nutrition Programs Unit by email at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 11, 2022
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