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New Professional Standards Resources are now available from Team Nutrition!

A number of resources pertaining to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals were recently updated. These include:
The revised Professional Standards Summary of Updates Flyer provides an overview of the Professional Standards requirements which consist of hiring standards and annual training requirements for school nutrition professionals. This revised version includes the hiring flexibilities established in 2019.

The Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs was revised and released online in December and will be available later this fall to order in print. The Guide is a central resource that comprehensively outlines the required USDA Professional Standards for State and local school nutrition program professionals who manage and operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP).

The updated guide introduces training reward badges – a fun way to promote training and recognize staff who have completed their annual training requirements. Sticker pages of the training reward badges are included with the printed version of the guide. Program operators may also obtain additional reward badges sticker pages by ordering the Professional Standards Training Reward Badges packet (FNS 303A) which will be available later this fall.

Team Nutrition’s new Professional Standards Resources webpage is a central location for school nutrition professionals to access various resources related to Professional Standards. 

Webpage content includes:
  • Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs (updated)
  • Professional Standards Training Reward Badges packet (new)
  • Professional Standards Summary of Updates Flyer (updated)
  • Professional Standards Training Database
  • Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool (PSTTT)
  • PSTTT Brochure
  • Two recorded webinars for the PSTTT

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