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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 greater than one year of school foodservice experience, please consider following the Director Short-Track.

Training Hour Requirements for Directors

Director Short-Track

Goals Certificate

Existing Directors with greater than one year of school foodservice experience (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.

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 greater than one year of school foodservice experience, please consider following the Manager Short-Track.
 

Training Hour Requirements for Managers

Manager Short-Track

Goals Certificate
Existing Managers with greater than one year of school foodservice experience (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.
 

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