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Powering Up with Plant-Based Programs

The School Nutrition Programs Powering Up with Plant-based Programs online training.

Course Description

Learn why more than 200 school districts across the country and dozens in California are increasing their plant-based menu offerings to complement the national nutrition standards while meeting student demand. This webinar is from the California Department of Education (CDE) in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and is recommended for all agencies interested in learning more about increasing their plant-based menu offerings.

  • Course Number: 894
  • Training Length: 1 hour
  • Certificate: Available at the end of training
  • Target Audience: Food Service Director and Staff
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Course updated: January 2018

Online Course

Referenced Resources

The following resource is referred to in this online course:

Crediting

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

For more information on crediting, access the 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, see the CDE Plant-Based Meal Options in Child Nutrition Programs 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 Julie BoarerPitchford, Nutrition Education Consultant, by phone at 916-322-1563 or by email at jboarerpitchford@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Julie BoarerPitchford | jboarerpitchford@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-1563
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 27, 2019
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