1.1 Course Information


Course title:
Embracing Culture and Expanding Your CACFP Menu

Course ID:

1 hour

Course description:
Embracing Culture and Expanding Your CACFP Menu is a 1 hour online course designed to provide applicable meal service  training for providers participating in the CACFP. 

This course is self-paced, not instructor led.

Access to the Internet and a valid email address.

This course requires no face-to-face classroom instruction. It will be available via the course web site. You will complete the course whenever it is most convenient for you. You may work on the course at any time of the day or night on any day of the week. This course is estimated to take 1 hour or less to complete. The course web site will track the completion of each lesson and assignment. You will be able to exit the course without completing it and pick up where you left off at any time.

Learning objectives:

  • Define culture and its relationship to food
  • Identify how to begin creating a culturally inclusive food environment at your site
  • Understand the steps to begin incorporating cultural foods into menus
  • List best practices for embracing culture through food
  • Locate resources for recipes from various cultures

Means of developing competencies:

  • Online presentations with voice narration and interactivity
  • Online resources available through internet links
  • Quiz

Course completion requirements:
In order to complete this course successfully, you must complete all of the course assignments and pass the quiz.


Click the image below to open the workbook. You may view the workbook online or if possible, we recommend that you print the workbook and use it to take notes with a pen or pencil during the lesson presentation. The workbook has a button called Request Edit Access that you should ignore, as that button is just for administrators.