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Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals
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 Kristi Rolfsen or 303-866-5985.