Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Professional Standards Training Reward Badges

The Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs introduces training reward badges – a fun way to promote training and recognize staff who have completed their annual requirements

 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool Brochure

This tri-fold brochure provides information on the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool  (PSTTT). The PSTTT is a free, web-based tool available for school nutrition professionals to record their annually required training hours.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

A central resource outlining the USDA Professional Standards requirements for state and local school nutrition professionals.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Professional Standards: Resources

Professional Standards resources

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Webinar: Track Training Like a Star with the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool!

This webinar showcases the newest enhancements, such as a streamlined way to enter training titles, the ability to deactivate employees, and the ability to earn badges for completing one or more trainings under a specific key area and completing trainings in more than one key area.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0002
Questions & Answers Regarding Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Program Personnel

This Q&A memorandum is designed to provide an overview of the policies related to the Professional Standards regulations for state and local school nutrition program personnel. 

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Local School Wellness Policy

Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Nutrition Standards for School Meals

This page contains regulations, policy memos, and other guidance materials relating to the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Professional Standards

Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals is a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The final rule, published March 2, 2015, requires a minimum amount of annual training hours for all state directors of school nutrition programs, state director of distributing agencies, school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff.

Resource | Toolkits
Tools for Schools: Focusing on Smart Snacks

A number of tools and resources are available to help schools identify food items that meet Smart Snacks criteria. See the resources below for information about the Smart Snacks requirement, helpful tools, and ways to encourage children to make healthier snack choices that give them the nutrition they need to grow and learn.