This course is intended for School Nutrition Program Directors who need to be aware of the Professional Standards Training standards for all school nutrition program staff. This course will provide regulations specific to the USDA Final Rule Professional Standards for School Nutrition Personnel and Arizona Department of Education. This training also highlights the FNS tracking tool version 1.0, and provides directions on how to access it while emphasizing that a new version is coming soon.
The Food Buying Guide (FBG) is a source of current yield information and one of several program aids published by the USDA to support management systems for menu planning, food purchasing, food production, and portioning in the child nutrition programs. Featuring:
• USDA Food Buying Guide for School Meal Programs
• USDA Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs
This colorful mini-poster shows correct temperatures for:
• holding foods,
• storing foods,
• reheating foods, and
• the "danger zone" for bacteria growth.
Also available in Spanish. Revised 2015.
Manager's Corner provides a method for using and training with many of the Institute of Child Nutrition's food safety resources. This resource will have multiple series designed to give directors/managers an easy-to-use lesson plan for training staff in various food safety topics. Each lesson is roughly 15 minutes. Every lesson plan contains the following:
• learning objective,
• statement explaining the importance of the topic,
• list of materials,
• instructions on how to present the information,
• questions to ask staff, and
These resources provide school nutrition staff the information needed to meet the new Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals. Featuring, the Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs.