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Professional Standards

Food Service Workers

Professional Standards

As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), the USDA has established minimum hiring requirements for some, and training requirements for all school nutrition program employees. This is an important step toward ensuring that ALL of America’s children receive safe, nutritious meals through efficient, cost-effective programs.

General Information & Resources

Check out the Goal-Oriented Achievement Learning Skills (GOALS) webpage for details on how to earn a GOALS Certificate of Excellence!


Looking for training opportunities? Visit the School Nutrition Team Training webpage to learn about upcoming trainings, find training resources, view archived trainings and webcasts or to request training.