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Professional Standards

Professional Standards

Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals become effective on July 1, 2015 and is a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). The rule, published March 2, 2015, requires a minimum amount of annual training hours for school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff. Required training topic areas will vary according to position and job requirements. There are also minimum hiring standards for school nutrition program directors.