Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA)

Professional standards have been in the works and are now required. 

Attend SNA-NH workshops and meetings to fulfill your CEU requirements. 
New professional standards for all nutrition employees are being developed by the USDA.
The professional standards will: 
  • Will enhance the image of school nutrition professionals
  • Communicate clearly that individuals working in school nutrition meet national requirements

What are the requirements and who does it affect?

The HHFKA specifies the following: 
  • District directors will have minimum requirements for education, training, and certification
  • Managers and other staff will have annual training requirements (the specific details of the requirements for various categories of employees are still being determined)
  • State Agency Directors will have hiring and training requirements

How will individuals achieve the new standards? 
  • Many people working in school nutrition already complete annual training. For others, the requirements many be new.
  • There are a variety of ways child nutrition professionals will be able to achieve the training requirements, such as online courses, association meetings, and in-person training

How can child nutrition professionals prepare? 
  • Watch for the proposed rule, read it and submit your comments to
  • Start keeping track of any training you take. It will be helpful for you to have a record of your recent past training in order to prepare for any future requirements.

Fuel up to Play

Members Earn CEU's for FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 Activities 

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