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Professional Standards Summary of Updates Flyer

The Professional Standards Summary of Updates Flyer provides an overview of the Professional Standards requirements which consist of hiring standards and annual training requirements for state directors of school nutrition programs, state director of distributing agencies, school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff.

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Planning for a Dynamic School Environment During School Year 2021-2022: Flexibilities in Practice

While many schools will return to their regular cafeteria meal service this year, schools will need to be prepared for many contingencies. FNS encourages schools to have plans in place to ensure students have access to school meals no matter what this school year may bring.  

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Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

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

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CACFP Training Tools

These new worksheets can be used to empower Child and Adult Care Food Program (providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements.

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Herramientas de capacitación para el CACFP

Estas herramientas son para uso de agencias estatales, organizaciones patrocinadoras y otros para capacitar a proveedores, operadores, planificadores de menús y otro personal en el cumplimiento de los estándares de nutrición del CACFP que incluyen una mayor variedad de vegetales, más granos integrales y menos azúcares añadidos y grasa saturada.

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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.

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Community Eligibility Provision Status of School Districts and Schools by State

This map contains links to state-specific information on local educational agencies and schools that may be eligible to elect the Community Eligibility Provision.

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Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants discusses the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling  breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable, and more.

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USDA Foods Recall Preparedness & Response Checklist

This resource provides a checklist of the communication responsibilities related to recalls of USDA Foods before, during and after a recall.

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School Meals Application Materials in Farsi

From this page, you may download the Farsi translation of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals and accompanying materials