Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Required Annual Training Topics and Hours for Child Nutrition Staff Base on Job Position

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Memo Number
CNU-23-006
Memo Date
9/1/2022
Memo Type
Regulatory
Unit
Child Nutrition
Regulatory Authority
7CFR 210.30; FNS Instruction 113; Arkansas Rules for Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers and Workers
Response Required
NO
Attention
Child Nutrition Directors/Managers

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The National School Lunch Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.30, FNS Instruction 113, and Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing the Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers, and Workers
identify annual training required according to job position of all members of the child nutrition staff.  Presentation and attendance at training is monitored during the Administrative Review.  Documentation of training attendance must be maintained by the district for a minimum of five years, plus the current school year.

The required annual training requirements apply to both self-operated and outsourced child nutrition programs.

USDA Required Annual Training Topics by Child Nutrition Job Position

The required annual training topics by position are as follows:

 

CN Director

CN Manager

CN Workers

Free/Reduced Eligibility, Application, Certification, Verification

X

X

X

Meal Counting and Claiming

X

X

 

Reimbursable Meal

 

X

X

Nutrition / Physical Activity / Healthy Lifestyle

 

X

X

Food Preparation

 

 

X

Food Safety Standards

 

X

X

Health Standards

 

X

X

Civil Rights - Including:

X

X

X

     Collection and Use of Data

X

X

X

     Complaint Procedures

X

X

X

     Compliance Review Techniques

X

X

X

     Resolution of Noncompliance

X

X

X

     Reasonable Accommodation of Children w/  

     Disabilities (and Special Healthcare Needs)

X

X

X

     Accommodation for Language Assistance

X

X

X

     Conflict Resolution

X

X

X

     Customer Service

X

X

X

 

Required Annual Training Hours by Child Nutrition Job Position

 

CN Director

CN Manager

CN Workers

Hours Required Annually

12

10

10

If you have questions related to child nutrition staff annual training requirements, child nutrition staff hiring standards, or other professional development related topics, contact your area specialist.

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