Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Rules Governing the Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child Nutrition Directors, Managers and Workers (March 2005) (PDF)
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
Online Training from DESE, Child Nutrition
Monthly Digital Learning Videos and Quizzes are available under the “Digital Education” tab on the right of this screen.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant application process training is available under the “Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program” tab on the right of this screen.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program training for grant recipients is available under the “Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program” tab on the right of this screen.
Training Available from the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN)
The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), part of the School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi, is the only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs.
The eLearning Portal provides access to multiple online learning modules on a variety of Child Nutrition related topics. Simply create a log-in and password to get started.
This open date yearly planner provides a monthly layout for tracking goals and scheduling tasks. It also highlights ICN’s eLearning Portal features, most popular courses, and frequently asked questions. Order your copy here.
This is a training for teachers to learn principles of healthy eating. Content focuses on the Standard American Diet and how it impacts our health; basic nutrition; label reading; principles of healthy eating; planning and shopping for healthy eating; cooking demos focused on putting principles of healthy eating into practice; and goal setting for healthy eating.