Buy American Act

Register for SNA's Webinar Wednesdays E-Learning Events

2:00 pm ET 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 the Child Nutrition Programs? Please join, us for a 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

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