2019 Child Nutrition Programs Summer Institute
Beginning in SY 2016-2017, the required annual training hours for SFA personnel are:
Program directors - 12 hours*
Program managers - 10 hours
Program staff - 6 hours
Part-time staff (<20 hours per week) - 4 hours
*Note that the requirements are based on job duties. In Vermont, we find that many school foodservice personnel with the title of “manager” are performing the duties of directors, as defined by the USDA regulations. In these circumstances, the higher number of hours is required.
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Vermont Child Nutrition Programs is pleased to invite you to Summer Institute 2019! This year’s Summer Institute will take place at Middlebury Union High School from August 12-16, 2019. This year we are offering almost 50 half-day, full-day and multi-day classes! You may register for just one class, a whole day, or multiple days. We invite you to come spend the week learning with us!
As always, we have classes and sessions for everyone – from the school side, we welcome school food service directors, managers & staff, principals, administrative assistants, business managers, superintendents, farm-to-school coordinators, nurses, and others in the school community who work on child nutrition. We are also pleased to offer classes for our other federal child nutrition program operators, including child care program directors & staff, and summer meals program sponsors.
Professional Standards Compliance – Since 2015, school food authorities have been required to provide minimum professional development hours to all staff involved in the operation of school meals programs. The classes offered at Summer Institute all count towards these required hours.
We look forward to seeing you in Middlebury in August!