Arkansas - Food service training: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses food service worker training but not required or requires training that does not meet the level of the USDA professional standards.

Arkansas 005 01 CARR 007 Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers, and Workers

3.05.1 Maintenance of certification status for Arkansas Department of Education Certified Director requires 10 hours of continuing education annually based on criteria established by the Arkansas Department of Education, Child Nutrition Unit.


Arkansas 005 01 CARR 007 Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers, and Workers

3.06 Continuing Education for Managers Certification -- Maintenance of certification status requires that the Certified Manager must attend a Arkansas Department of Education, Child Nutrition Unit Re-certification course within six (6) years of initial certification and every 6 years thereafter.


Arkansas 005 01 CARR 007 Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers, and Workers

6.03 Training will be based on job functions and skills needed to perform the tasks of a child nutrition worker in federal child nutrition programs. At a minimum, child nutrition worker professional development should include: basic sanitation, food safety, basic nutrition, food preparation, and nutrition and physical activity concepts for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

6.04 Effective school year 2006-07, it is required that a minimum of ten (10) hours of professional development training will be required of each full-time child nutrition worker.

  • 6.04.1 The intent of this rule is not to add additional days to the contract.

  • 6.04.2 Training may be incorporated into the regular work day in not less than 15 minute increments.

  • 6.04.3 Failure of Child Nutrition Worker to complete the 10 hour professional development training may result in personnel action by local school district.

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