Professional Standards from USDA Are Coming: Get a Head Start with SNA Certification


November 27, 2013 – As a part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), USDA is developing professional standards for all school nutrition employees.

Staff working in school nutrition will have annual training requirements to complete. The specific details of the requirements for various categories of employees are still being determined. However, you can start getting prepared today!

Getting certified with SNA will give you a head start on training and education requirements included in the USDA’s professional standards. And don’t forget that SNA certification:

  • Increases your knowledge and skills of food safety and nutrition
  • Enhances your professional image with parents, children & school administrators
  • Provides a career ladder you can use to advance in the field from assistant, to cook, to manager, to director

It’s more important than ever to invest in your career—and yourself. To learn more and get certified, visit

SNA will be conducting an informational webinar about certification on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 2:00 pm ET. Attend the webinar to learn the benefits to becoming certified; the requirements to earn certification at levels 1, 2, and 3; and how you can get started on your certification. Mark your calendar and register here!

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