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2016-02-29

Update! SchoolNutrition.org has been updated with important information for the Certificate in School Nutrition and Program Guide. Make sure to review the changes and download your Program Guide today!

The SNA Certificate in School Nutrition Program has recently undergone some changes. SNA has made a change to how CEUs can be calculated and implemented the Certificate Program Submission Cover Sheet.

The following is a brief summary of the CEU changes, however you should download the newly revised Certificate in School Nutrition Program Guide to review all changes.

Calculating CEUs

SNA encourages you to engage in a minimum of 1 hour trainings, whenever possible, to earn CEUs for the Certificate Program. SNA is also aware of the challenges finding appropriate training, so SNA’s Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council has recently updated the allowable CEU minimum for the Certificate Program.

CEU Requirements
  • 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 1 hour of training for Professional Standards
  • CEUs must be a minimum of one hour in length.
     o    Two 30-minute trainings within the same subtopic code, within the same year will               be accepted as one CEU.
     o    Four 15-minute trainings within the same subtopic code, within the same year will              be accepted as one CEU.
     o    Subtopic codes can be found in the USDA Professional Standards Learning                Objectives, or the SNA Professional Standards Training Guidelines.
           Refer to example below.

Calculating CEUs EXAMPLE, 30 minute trainings

Training Title Examples Length Key Area Key Topic Subtopic      
Menu Planning: What You Need to Know 30 min
(1000) Nutrition

(1100) Menu Planning
(1120) Plan cycle menus that meet
all rules. Consider cost, equipment,
foods available, storage, staffing,
student tastes, and promotional events.
     
Serving Healthy Meals 30 min      
Total training time 1 hour Accepted as 1 hour of training        

Calculating CEUs EXAMPLE, 15 minute trainings

Training Title Examples   Length Key Area Key Topic Subtopic      
Introduction to Menu Planning 15 min (1000) Nutrition (1100) Menu Planning (1120) Plan cycle menus that meet
all rules. Consider cost, equipment,
foods available, storage, staffing,
student tastes, and promotional events.
     
Maximizing Meals 15 min      
Meal Components, what work 15 min      
Steps to Successful Menu Planning 15 min      
Total training time 1 hour Accepted as 1 hour of training        

For more information and requirements download the Certificate in School Nutrition Program Guide!

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