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GOALS Certificate of Excellence for School Nutrition Professionals

There are five GOALS training tracks. Learn more about the track you want to pursue and reference each track's training hour requirements below.
 
 

Director Track

Goals Certificate

The Director training track is for nutrition professionals aspiring to be in a director position. Neither a nutrition degree nor previous experience in nutrition is required before applying.

If you are an existing director with or without a nutrition degree and/or previous nutrition experience, please consider following the Director Short-Track.

Training Hour Requirements for Directors

Director Short-Track

Goals Certificate

Existing Directors with or without a nutrition degree may be eligible to earn a GOALS certificate by submitting education and training hours obtained in the past 5 years.

For training resources, please reference the "Training Resources" link listed under "Director". Please note that although the training resources available apply to both the regular track and short track for Directors, the topics and hour requirements are different. 
 
To see if you are eligible for GOALS Short-Track, please reference the Short-Track Training Hour Requirements for Directors.

Manager Track

Goals Certificate
The Manager training track is designed for nutrition professionals aspiring to be in a manager position. Neither a nutrition degree nor previous experience in nutrition is required before applying.
 
If you are an existing manager with a nutrition degree and/or previous nutrition experience, please consider following the Manager Short-Track.
 

Training Hour Requirements for Managers

Manager Short-Track

Goals Certificate
Existing Managers with or without a nutrition degree may be eligible to earn a GOALS certificate by submitting education and training hours obtained in the past 5 years.
 
For training resources, please reference the "Training Resources" link listed under "Manager". Please note that although the training resources available apply to both the regular track and short track for Managers, the topics and hour requirements are different.
 
To see if you are eligible for GOALS Short-Track, please reference the Short-Track Training Hour Requirements for Managers.

Staff

Goals Certificate
The training track for staff is designed for nutrition professionals currently working as staff members on their school food service team. There is no short track option available for staff members.
 
 
 
 

Training Hour Requirements for Staff