1.1 Course Information


Course title: 

All Aboard the Whole Grain Express! 

Course ID: 



1 hour

Course description: 

All Aboard the Whole Grain Express 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:

  • Recognize the different types of grains–whole, refined, enriched, fortified–and why it is important to know the difference
  • Distinguish between whole grain and whole grain-rich
  • Explore various ways to incorporate a variety of common and uncommon whole grains into your menus
  • Review tips for purchasing, storing, and serving whole grains

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.