Districts, Schools and Educators

General Program Areas

Lesson 1: General Program Areas Overview

Video: Coming in 2020

Practice Activity: Coming in 2020

Knowledge Check: Coming in 2020

Lesson 2: Civil Rights for School Nutrition Programs

This presentation provides an overview of civil rights requirements, sponsor responsibilities to ensure equal access to school nutrition programs and resources to assist with civil rights compliance. Key Area: Administration Learning Code: 3200

Video: Civil Rights for School Nutrition Programs (25 Minutes) 

Practice Activity: Lesson 2 Practice

Knowledge Check: General Area Lesson 2

Lesson 3: Food Safety Plans

School nutrition sponsors are required to have a written food safety plan. This training covers what is elements are required in the plan, how to write standard operating procedures and what documentation logs should be included. Key Area: Operations, Learning Code: 2600

Video: Food Safety Plan Basics 

Practice Activity: Lesson 3 Practice

Knowledge Check: General Area Lesson 3

Lesson 4: Wellness Policy

In this 12-minute module, you will get a basic overview of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Local School Wellness Policy regulation that was released July 2016. Resources to support implementation of the wellness policy will also be explained. Key Area: Communications and Marketing, Learning Code: 4100

Video: Wellness Policy Overview 

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Knowledge Check: General Area Lesson 4

Lesson 5: Smart Snacks Regulations

In this lesson, you will get a basic overview of the USDA Smart Snacks in School regulation, including where and when the regulations apply. The training also covers next steps you can take to ensure compliance within your school. Key Area: Administration, Learning Code: 3230

Video: Smart Snacks Regulations

Practice Activity: Lesson 5 Practice

Knowledge Check: General Area Lesson 5

Lesson 6: Professional Standards: Hiring a New School Nutrition Director

This video focuses on requirements for hiring new directors, which are based on sponsor enrollment. The hiring requirements aim to establish minimum education for new school nutrition directors in order to ensure school nutrition personnel have the knowledge they need to operate School Nutrition Programs (SNP) effectively. Key Area: Administration, Learning Code: 3400.

Video: Professional Standards-Hiring Standards for New School Nutrition Directors 

Practice Activity: Coming in 2020

Knowledge Check: Coming in 2020

Lesson 7: Professional Standards: Annual Training Requirements

The USDA has established minimum annual training requirements for staff of school nutrition programs. This video focuses on the specifics of these requirements, which are based on three levels of job duties with increasing hours of training needed for positions with greater responsibility. Key Area: Administration, Learning Code: 3400. Key Area: Administration, Learning Code: 3400.

Video: Professional Standards-Training Standards 

Practice Activity: Lesson 7 Practice

Knowledge Check: General Area Lesson 7