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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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Short and Long Week Calculations

Meal pattern calculations for short and long weeks. This applies to schools who regularly operate on a shorter or longer weekly cycle.

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National School Lunch Program Meal Pattern Chart

Meal pattern chart for the National School Lunch Program

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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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Food Safety Enforcement and Inspection Actions and Terminology

This document provides an overview of basic food safety enforcement terminology used by FSIS that may impact school distributing agencies, school food authorities, and processors of USDA-regulated foods, including meat, poultry, and egg products.

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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 Nepali
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School Meals Application Materials in Kru
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School Meals Application Materials in Thai