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Determining Whole Grain-Rich Items in School Meals

The School Nutrition Program Determining Whole Grain-rich (WGR) Items in School Meals online training.

Course Description

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

Online Course

Begin the Determining Whole Grain-Rich Items in School Meals course

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:

Crediting

  • Crediting: 0.50 hours
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: General Nutrition (1300)
      • Learning Objective: Whole Grains (1320)

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

  • USDA Tools for Schools web page External link opens in new window or tab. provides resources for preparing and serving WGR food items and teaching students to eat them.

  • The Whole Grains Council Oldways Whole Grains Council website External link opens in new window or tab. 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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division by phone at 800-952-5609 or by email at HHFKA@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | HHFKA@cde.ca.gov | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
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