Determining Whole Grain-Rich Items in School MealsThe School Nutrition Program Determining Whole Grain-rich (WGR) Items in School Meals online training.
Learn about the whole grain-rich requirements and why whole grains are critical to children's health. This training also provides information on how to identify WGR products for school breakfast and lunch and resources to support the WGR requirements.
- Course Number: 812
- Training Length: 30 minutes
- Certificate: Available at the end of training
- Target Audience: Food Service Director and Staff
- Mandatory: No
- Cost: Free
- Date Recorded: August 2017
Begin the Determining Whole Grain-Rich Items in School Meals course
The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:
- Action for Healthy Kids Host a Taste web page
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Choose MyPlate Choosing Whole-grain Foods
- USDA Choose MyPlate All About the Grains Group web page
- California Department of Education List of Whole Grains and Non creditable Grains (PDF)
- USDA Choose MyPlate Make Half your Grains Whole
- USDA NSLP USDA Foods Product Information Sheets–Grains
- USDA Child Nutrition Label web page
- USDA Product Formulation Statement
- USDA SP 30-2012 Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program
- USDA Just the Facts: Serve More WGR Pastas for Healthier School Meals
- USDA Standardized Recipes–Grains, Breads, and Desserts web page
- USDA What Foods are in the Grains Group?
- USDA Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (PDF)
- Crediting: 0.50 hours
- Key Area:
- Training Topic:
General Nutrition (1300)
- Learning Objective: Whole Grains (1320)
- Training Topic: General Nutrition (1300)
For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives (PDF)
- USDA Team Nutrition Resources Library web page
provides resources for preparing and serving WGR food items and teaching students to eat them.
- The Whole Grains Council Oldways Whole Grains Council website helps consumers find whole grain foods and understand their health benefits; helps manufacturers and restaurants create delicious whole grain foods; and helps the media write accurate, compelling stories about whole grains.
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 Melinda Yu, Nutrition Education Consultant, by phone at 916-323-2488 or by email at Myu@cde.ca.gov.