Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays is a nutrition course that meets the 10-hour basic nutrition requirement for School Nutrition Association (SNA) Level 1 certification.

This course will take 10 hours to complete. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.


The course covers the following:

  • Health benefits resulting from meeting the dietary guidelines for fruits and vegetables
  • Strategies to make fruits and vegetables appealing to students
  • Health benefits of whole grain foods and how to identify using product package labeling and description
  • Sodium in foods and how simple scratch cooking can reduce sodium in school meals
  • Health benefits of consuming fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
  • Calorie balance
  • What role fat plays in the body and what foods have which types of fat
  • Key elements of marketing through listening and sharing
  • Aspects of the serving line that promotes healthy food choices
  • Roles school nutrition staff play in the success of the school meal program
  • Tools to help support your healthy menu
  • Current U.S. Department of Agriculture school foodservice guidelines

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Section Title
Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price non-credit $95.00
Drop Request Deadline
Transfer Request Deadline
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