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Back to School

These are resources to assist school nutrition professionals as they plan School Year 2021-2022.

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Regreso a clases

Las comidas escolares y los profesionales de nutrición escolar que las proporcionan tienen un papel importante apoyando a los niños a medida que las escuelas reabren para el año escolar 2021-2022. 

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Stronger with School Meals Educational Materials

School meals, and the school nutrition professionals that provide them, help children be strong physically and mentally. Celebrate the school community and promote healthy foods with these fun new school meals materials.

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Materiales educativos de Más fuerte con las comidas escolares

Estos materiales están diseñados para ser utilizados por maestros u otro personal escolar, padres o estudiantes.

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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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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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Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care

This resource is designed to help Child and Adult Care Food Program operators provide garden-based nutrition education for children ages 3 through 5 years in family child care settings.

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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.