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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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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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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

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Software Approval Material for Alternates to USDA Certification Worksheets

These materials were compiled to assist companies who are developing or revising certification of compliance/menu planning software for USDA to approve for use in certification of compliance with the National School Lunch Program meal pattern requirements.

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Comparison of Programs SFSP/NSLP/Seamless Option

Comparison of Programs: SFSP/NSLP/Seamless Option

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New Meal Pattern Requirements and Nutrition Standards

New Meal Pattern Requirements and Nutrition Standards for NSLP and SBP.

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Food Safety Tips for School Gardens

The  practices addressed in this document will help program operators enhance the safety of fruits and  vegetables grown in school gardens.
 

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National Food Service Management Institute Farm to School and Farm to Child Care Resources

The resources listed  were funded and developed through USDA grants and cooperative agreements. These resources offer extensive information on food safety and school gardens.