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Produce in a Pandemic: Providing Children with Fresh Fruits and Vegetables During COVID-19 School Closures

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May 13, 2020

All COVID-19 related webinars are available to both members and non-members.

Across the country school, nutrition professionals are doing incredible work to ensure children in their communities have access to meals during COVID-19 school closures. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a balanced meal and a required meal pattern component.

This webinar made possible in partnership with School Nutrition Association and United Fresh Produce Association will highlight how several school nutrition programs are sourcing and serving fresh produce, and share how produce companies are working with school nutrition customers and supply chain partners during this unprecedented time.

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

  1. Illustrate how three different size school districts are maximizing their ability to offer fresh fruit and vegetables during COVID-19 school closures.
  2. Explain the importance of a collaborative working relationship between schools and produce partners.
  3. Translate what's happening with the produce supply chain during COVID-19 and how this can impact school customers. 
SNA CEUs: 1.0
Key Area 3: Administration
Key Topic 3200:Program Management
Sub Topic 3230: Healthy Environment

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs
Activity Number: 155320

Suggested Performance Indicators
  • 13.2.1 Adheres to and communicates relevant regulations, dietary guidelines, and organization policies in menu development and implementation.
  • 13.2.2 Evaluates and incorporates individual and target group needs and requirements in order to develop menu items.
  • 13.2.4 Develops menus in consideration of the production and service capabilities of facility and staff.
Suggested Learning Need Codes
  • 8110: School foodservice
CPE Level: 1,2
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

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

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

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)


  • Mollie Van Lieu

    Senior Director, Nutrition Policy
    United Fresh Produce Association
    Washington, DC

  • Laura Lynn, Ed.S., SNS

    School Nutrition Director
    Brantley County SD
    Nahunta, GA

  • Sandy Scheele

    Supervisor of Nutrition
    Murfreesboro City Schools
    Murfreesboro, TN

  • Jessica Shelly, MBA, SNS, REHS

    Director of Student Dining Services
    Cincinnati Public Schools
    Cincinnati, OH

  • Sarah Re

    Vice President, Institutional Accounts
    Creation Gardens/What Chefs Want
    Louisville, KY

  • Lisa McNeece

    Vice President of Foodservice and Industrial Sales
    Grimmway Enterprises, Inc. 
    Bakersfield, CA

May 13, 2020
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

This live web event has ended.