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School Food Best Practices Webinar and Web Page

This webpage announces the release of the School Food Best Practices (SFBP) web page and informational webinar on March 22, 2023, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The SFBP web page and informational webinar provide background, guidance, definitions, and criteria for the SFBP Apportionment of $100 million authorized under Section 133 of Assembly Bill (AB) 181. This funding is available to School Nutrition Program (SNP) Operators that are school districts, county offices of education, or charter schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP); timely registration is required. Online opt-in information will be announced when available.

SFBP Funding Web Page

As directed by AB 181, the CDE and the California Department of Food and Agriculture have developed definitions and expenditure criteria for California-grown, whole or minimally processed, sustainably grown food, and plant-based or restricted diet food options. These can be found on the SFBP Funding web page.

Prior to finalizing these definitions and criteria, the CDE is accepting questions and feedback addressed to through March 30, 2023.

SFBP Informational Webinar

Participation in this webinar is not required in order to receive funds. The webinar will not be recorded; however, presentation slides will be posted on the CDE SFBP Funding web page.

The webinar will include information on:

  • SFBP Funds Purpose and Eligibility

  • Registration Process and Deadlines

  • Funding Formulas and Accounting Details

  • Expenditure Definitions and Criteria

  • Procurement, Recording Keeping, and Reporting Requirements

  • Resources

Webinar Schedule

School Food Best Practices Funding Orientation

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.


This webinar is free to attend on Zoom. Please register in advance for this webinar External link opens in new window or tab..

After registering, you will see a screen that says Webinar Registration Approved with a link to the webinar. You will also receive several emails with the information about joining the webinar. First, you will receive confirmation the day you register and then you will receive two reminder emails: one day and one hour prior to the webinar. If for some reason you cannot find the email confirmation or do not receive the reminders, you can always reregister.

Tip for Attendees

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Zoom.

If for some reason you receive an error message that the host has declined your webinar registration, try using an alternate email address. While not ideal, you may also join by phone if you have technical issues logging in from your computer.

Reasonable Accommodation

Pursuant to state and federal statutes, individuals with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this webinar. Please note that Live Captioning will be available during the webinar.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the CDE SFBP Team by email at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 2, 2023
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