Cooperative purchasing agreements are an efficient method to procure goods and services, but with so many variables it can be hard to know where to begin. As presented at #LAC19, this webinar will provide insight from two different purchasing groups and a state agency perspective, so you can learn if group purchasing is right for you, how it works, and what’s required.

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

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the cost-saving benefits of group purchasing.
  2. Develop a list of questions to consider before joining a co-op.
  3. Explain how co-ops differ in small and large districts.

Earning CEUs

  • SNA CEUs: 1.00
  • Key Area 2: Operations
  • Key Topic 2400: Purchasing/Procurement
  • Subtopic 2450: Cooperative Purchasing Groups

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs

  • Activity Number: 150246

Suggested Performance Indicators

  • 14.2.5 Interprets operational data and financial statements to manage programs and services within budget.
  • 14.3.1 Defines the project parameters in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • 14.3.6 Tracks progress and completion of deliverables and takes action to keep project within scope.

Suggested Learning Need Codes

  • 8110: School Foodservice

CPEUs: 1.00
CPE Level:  2, 3
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

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

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





Non-Member Cost