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Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals

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New Director Requirements 

New directors, hired on or after July 1, 2015, are required to meet minimum education and work experience standards. Existing 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. 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 

Additional Training Resources 

For more information or if an alternate version of a document is needed, please contact Vivien Skrupskis or 720-672-4243.