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Now available: Guide to Professional Standards in Spanish!

Published: 265 days ago
" The Spanish translation of the Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs is now available online. The Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs comprehensively outlines the USDA Professional Standards requirements for state and local school nutrition professionals who manage and operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP).
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The Spanish translation of the Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs is now available online. The Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs comprehensively outlines the USDA Professional Standards requirements for state and local school nutrition professionals who manage and operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). This resource supports school nutrition professionals in ensuring they have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to assure the success of the NSLP and SBP. The Guide also includes training reward badges – a fun way to promote training and recognize staff who have completed their annual training requirements. Access the Spanish-translated Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs here. In addition, you can also check out Team Nutrition’s other Spanish-translated Professional Standards resources which includes the Professional Standards Summary of Updates flyer and Spanish-captioned recorded webinars on the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool (PSTTT).

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Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

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