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Online Course

Foundations of Nutrition: 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Nutrition Services Division

Welcome to the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division Foundations of Nutrition: 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Guidelines) online course number 173.

By completing this course, you will learn about
the purpose of the Guidelines and how the key recommendations help Americans create a healthy diet and active lifestyle. You will gain understanding of the Guidelines and access lessons and resources to put them into action.
This course takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please allow enough time to complete the course in one sitting. At the end of the course, you will be asked to complete a short evaluation. You will then have access to a printable course certificate of completion for your records. Completion of this course is not recorded until you select Submit on the final screen. By selecting Submit, you are acknowledging that you have viewed the entire course.
Navigation options are available at the bottom of each screen. If you have technical difficulties or have questions about the content of the video, please contact School Nutrition Program staff by email at For more information about nutrition education and training resources, please visit the CDE Healthy Eating and Nutrition web page.

Registration Information

 Your Contact Information:
The First Name, Last Name, and the date of completion will appear on your professional course certificate of completion. Therefore, to enhance the appearance of your certificate, use full names when entering your contact information. If you are currently participating in Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) in California, use the business name that appears in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) for your District or Agency.
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