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Training and Hiring Requirements

Training and Hiring Requirements

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New Director Requirements

Directors, hired on or after July 1, 2015, are required to meet minimum education and work experience standards. Directors hired prior to July 1, 2015 are grandfathered in.

Annual Training Requirements

The USDA established minimum annual training requirements for school nutrition professionals who manage and operate the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Training Resources & Tools:

Professional Development

All training must be tracked on a training tracker with the key area and learning objective codes.

  • Food Service Directors: 12 hours
  • Managers: 10 hours
  • Full-Time Staff (> 20 hours per week): 6 hours
  • Part-Time Staff (< 20 hours per week): 4 hours

Training Tracker Tools are available from CDE and USDA.

Track Your Progress

Additional Training and Hiring Resources