1.1 Course Information


Course title:

Milk Substitutions: Serving Creditable Milk Alternatives in Child Nutrition Programs

Course ID:



1 hour

Course description:

This is a 1-hour training course designed to provide child nutrition program operators with the information they need to accommodate participants’ dietary needs as it pertains to fluid milk consumption. This training covers important topics including creditable milk types per age group and meal service, methods for accommodating special dietary requests and disabilities, and allowable fluid milk substitutions.


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. 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:

  • Creditable milk types per age group and meal service
  • Methods for accommodating special dietary requests and disabilities
  • Allowable fluid milk substitutions

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.