Resource | Policy Memos | SP38-2016
Q&As on the Final Rule: Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

The final rule “Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” (80 FR 11077) established hiring and training standards that became effective July 1, 2015. The professional standards are intended to ensure that state and local school nutrition program personnel in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs have the knowledge and skills to manage and operate the programs correctly and successfully.

Resource | Handbooks
Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

The Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs is a central resource that comprehensively outlines the USDA professional standards requirements for state and local school nutrition program personnel who manage and operate the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  It supports school nutrition personnel in ensuring they have the knowledge and skills they need to prepare nutritious, safe, and enjoyable school meals.