Published Online: February 18, 2014
Published in Print: February 19, 2014, as New Standards Proposed For School Food Workers

News in Brief

New Standards Proposed For School Food Workers

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a proposed rule that would establish education standards and training requirements for district-level workers who manage and operate school lunch and breakfast programs.

Under the proposed rule, published Feb. 4, education requirements for food-service directors would vary by a district's student enrollment. At the higher end, they would need at least a bachelor's degree in one of several food-related fields or a B.A. in any area coupled with a state-recognized food-service certificate. In smaller districts, a high school diploma might be adequate. All districts would have to provide continuing education in such areas as free and reduced-price-lunch eligibility and nutrition.

The proposed rule will be out for public comment until April 7.

Vol. 33, Issue 21, Page 4

Related Stories
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented