1.1 Course Overview


Course title: 

Offer Vs Serve:  How to Live It, Love It, and Still be in CACFP Compliance

Course ID: 



1 hour

Course description: 

In Offer Vs Serve:  How to Live It, Love It, and Still be in CACFP Compliance, we’re going to discuss how you can use offer versus serve to provide more flexibility to participants while still serving reimbursable meals and limiting waste!


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:

  • Identify what offer versus serve (or OVS) is, it’s benefits, and in which CACFP programs it can be used
  • Recognize how OVS works at breakfast, lunch, and supper
  • Understand how to incorporate combination foods into your CACFP menus when implementing OVS 

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.