Buy American Act

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On Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Are you curious to know more about the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act’s (NSLA) Buy American provision? Did you know that school food authorities (SFAs) must follow this provision when purchasing food and food products for use in child nutrition programs? Watch this webinar to discover the history and current regulations of Buy American in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDs/DTRs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discover the history of Buy American in NSLP.
  2. Identify tips to source U.S. grown and produced foods.
  3. Describe the current regulations and policy regarding Buy American.
  4. Apply suggested marketing language and district practices to ensure procurement of American products.


Peggy Cantfil
Chief, Operations Branch
Food Distribution Division of the USDA
Food and Nutrition Service

Kirk Farquharson
Lead Program Specialist
School Nutrition Programs Branch at the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) of the USDA
Food and Nutrition Service

Earning CEUs

Key Area 2: Operations 
Key Topic 2400: Purchasing
Subtopic 2430: Purchase food, supplies, and equipment through vendors, meeting school district specifications in compliance with Federal, State, and local procurement regulations and availability of USDA Foods

  • Download the webinar recording and PowerPoint slides from the Resources menu below.
  • View the webinar recording and follow along with the PowerPoint slides.
  • At the end of the webinar recording, hit pause when the quiz link is displayed to write it down. The quiz link is also included in the PowerPoint slides.
  • Remember to WRITE DOWN the quiz link EXACTLY as it is displayed.
  • Type the quiz link in your Internet browser address line (not the search box).
  • Take and complete the online quiz to earn your certificate.
  • At the conclusion of the quiz, remember to PRINT or SAVE a copy of the certificate provided because your browser will not allow you to go back unless you complete the quiz again.

Completing the Online Quiz

  • WRITE down the quiz link EXACTLY as it appears; links are case sensitive.
  • TYPE the quiz link in your Internet browser.
  • SAVE a copy of your certificate FIRST, before PRINTING to avoid printing errors.


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