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.

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.

Earning CEUs

  • CEUs: 1.00
  • 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

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

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs

CPEUs can no longer be credited due to the age of the course. For more information, refer to Section 175 of the Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation Program Handbook.


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

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



Non-Member Cost