Professional Standards


The Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals became 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.

Updated January 27, 2023 12:13pm