Programs to Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Schools & Communities

This course highlights 3 programs that have had success in promoting healthy food consumption among school children. You will learn how these programs work and tips for implementing similarly successful initiatives or programs in your own local schools.  

This course has three sections and will take about one hour to complete. For each section you will be asked to read a short introduction and watch the corresponding video (approximately 20 minutes). Once you’ve have completed the video, you must correctly answer a comprehension question to move on to the next section.  

Upon adequate completion of the three sections, please fill out the brief questionnaire to receive your certificate of completion. If you are a member of the School Nutrition Association you may earn one Continuing Education Credit by completing the course. In the final questionnaire, please indicate your SNA membership number and the certificate will be emailed to you. You may also use this course towards USDA’s School Meal Professional Standards requirements (Key Area: Operations 2000, Nutrition, 1000).

To Enroll: 

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  3. Click “enroll” and you’re in! 


Matt Benson, PhD, USDA FNS Farm to School Program

Tisa Hill, MPH, Cornell University

Ginny Hinton, MPH, University of Florida/IFAS Extension