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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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School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern Chart

Meal pattern chart for the School Breakfast Program

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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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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 Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent buy the right amount of food and the appropriate type of food for your program(s), and determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.

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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
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School Meals Application Materials in Sudanese