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School Meals in Japan, Sweden and the US: Real-World Commonalities, Challenges and Successes

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February 19, 2020

**The title of this webinar has been updated from Beyond School Lunch Memes: Real-World Commonalities, Challenges and Successes to School Meals in Japan, Sweden and the US: Real-World Commonalities, Challenges and Successes. Different name, similair content. The updated description is below. 

Social media posts of school meals from around the world generate millions of online hits – with very little understanding of real-world challenges of feeding millions of children at school. School nutrition experts from Japan, Sweden and US will highlight ways that food and nutrition professionals share global concerns and strategies for overcoming obstacles. Speakers will discuss recent research into the effects of school meals and also report on successful approaches to reducing food waste and supporting sustainability at school, in homes and throughout the community. They will focus on commonalities across continents and the ways that dietetics professionals can learn from one another. 

Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU or 1 CPEU for RNDs/NDTRs.

  1. Describe participation, funding and regulations for school nutrition programs in Japan, Sweden and the United States.
  2. Discuss research into nutritional status of children and challenges of school nutrition programs in developed countries.
  3. Explain at least three examples of how school communities around the world are addressing food waste and sustainability.

SNA CEUs: 1.0
Key Area 4: Communications & Marketing
Sub Topic 4000: Communications & Marketing

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs
Activity Number: 153141

Suggested Performance Indicators
  • 12.2.3 Identifies individual, public/private organization and government roles and responsibilities within public health and health care systems.
  • 13.2.1 Adheres to and communicates relevant regulations, dietary guidelines and organization policies in menu development and implementation.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
Suggested Learning Need Codes
  • 8110: School foodservice
CPE Level: 2,3
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

Please note that you have the option to submit an evaluation on the quality of this conference directly to the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Email contact:

SNA CEUs and CPEUs are awarded after the successful completion of the post webinar quiz.

  • PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)


  • Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

    Nutrition for the Future, Inc.
    Billings, MT

  • Betty Izumi, PhD, MPH, RD

    Assistant Professor in the School of Community Health
    Portland State University
    Portland, Oregon

  • Annika Unt, RD


February 19, 2020
Wed 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 15M

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