Massachusetts - Food service training: Federal requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
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.

[This policy not publicly available as of 10/23/18.]


General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 111. Section 223: Nutrtional standards 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 standards 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.
General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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