New Resources for Professional Standards


Got questions about professional standards? Visit—SNA’s main hub for professional standards information—and download the newly released USDA Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs. The Guide provides detailed information on Job Categories, Training Standards, Hiring Standards and State Agency Standards.

SNA members are encouraged to pay special attention to:

Page 3: USDA suggests at least 15 minutes per training segment
Page 7: New detailed record keeping requirements
Pages 8-10: Concrete examples for how to achieve annual training hours for professional standards
Page 16: Glossary

Additionally, SNA’s professional standards hub is where SNA members can access members-only tracking tools, FAQs and user-friendly summaries.

For questions, please email SNA at

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