Tennessee - 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.

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.

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