California - Food service training: Federal requirement

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

California Education Code 45391.

(c) Professional development training for classified school employees to update their skills and to learn best practices may include, but is not limited to, any of the following:

  • (8) Food service, including training and staff development on new research and findings for food preparation to provide nutritional meals and food management.
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