Mississippi - Food service qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses certification or degree requirement for food service workers.

Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 17: Child Nutrition

  1. Qualifications
    The following qualifications shall be established:
    • a. Food Service Program Manager:
      a high school diploma or equivalent
    • b. Food Service Satellite Manager:
      a high school diploma or equivalent
    • c. Food Service Administrator I:
      a high school diploma, six (6) college level hours of food and nutrition or food systems management, and six (6) college level hours of educational administration, business, management, or accounting.
    • d. Food Service Administrator II:
      a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four year college or university including a minimum of nine (9) hours food and nutrition or food systems management, and six hours of educational administration, business, management or accounting.
    • e. Food Service Administrator III:
      a master's degree from an accredited four year college or university including a minimum of twelve (12) hours food and nutrition or food systems management, and six (6) hours of educational administration, business, management or accounting.
    • f. Food Service Administrator IV:
      a specialist or doctorate degree from an accredited four year college or university including a minimum of 15 hours of food and nutrition or food systems management, and nine (9) hours of educational administration, business, management, or accounting.
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