State law addresses food service worker training but not required, or requires training that does not meet the level of the USDA professional standards.
General Laws of Massachusetts 111.223 Nutritional Standard for sale or provision of foods or beverages in public schools
(d) The department, in collaboration with the department of elementary and secondary education, shall assist public schools in the implementation of the nutritional Standard relative to the sale or provision of competitive foods or beverages in public schools. The assistance may include:
(i) additional training in nutrition and diet available for school food service directors;
(ii) an assessment of a school’s capacity, resources and equipment to prepare and provide recommended foods; and
(iii) recommendations on the duration of school lunch periods.
Nutrition Education and Training Program
"In 1977, The Nutrition Education and Training Program (NET) was enacted under section 19, Public Law 95-146. The Food and Nutrition Service operates the NET Program to support nutrition education in the food assistance programs for children: The National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast, Summer Food Service, and Child and Adult Care Food Programs."