Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Training

Professional Standards

Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Rules Governing the Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers and Workers (March 2005) (DOC)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Hiring Requirements and Professional Standards for Child Nutrition Directors (effective July 1, 2015), Updated (PDF)

Food Service Assistants / Workers

  • Arkansas Certification Rules require at least 10 hours of documented annual Child Nutrition specific professional development 

Managers

 Directors

Training from DESE, Child Nutrition

Online Training Modules are available at connect2digital.org. The topics include:
 
Production Records
Smart Snacks
Marketing
Menu Planning
Meal Patterns
Labels & Product Information
Required Recordkeeping
Non-Program Foods
Kitchen Management
Civil Rights
Procurement
Financial Management – Coming Soon

Training Available from the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN)

Additional Resources  

 
 
 
 
 

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESSA

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MY SCHOOL INFO

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