State law addresses food service worker training but not required, or requires training that does not meet the level of the USDA professional standards.
Tennessee Code Annotated 49-3-313. School lunch program
(e) At least ten percent (10%) of the state matching funds distributed to a participating LEA shall be applied to the costs of one (1) or more of the following:
(1) Employment of a certified school food service supervisor;
(2) Employment of cafeteria managers or assistant managers accredited by the Tennessee School Food Service Association or working toward that accreditation; or
(3) Professional training programs for nonaccredited personnel.