Vermont - 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.

The Vermont Statutes 6-211-4723 Professional development for food service personnel

(a) The Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets, the Commissioner of Health, and farm-to-school organizations and partners, shall offer professional development opportunities for public school food service and child care personnel and child care resource development specialists. Training shall include information about strategies for procuring, processing, and serving locally grown foods, especially with regard to federal procurement program requirements, as well as information about nutrition, obesity prevention, coping with severe food allergies, universal recycling, and food service operations.


The Vermont Statutes 6-211-4723 Professional development for food service personnel

(c) Training provided under this section shall promote the policies established in the Vermont School Wellness Policy Guidelines developed by the Agencies of Agriculture, Food and Markets and of Education and the Department of Health, updated in June 2015, or the guidelines' successor.

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