School Nutrition Association of Kansas


Professional Standards Resources

The resources listed below have been developed specifically for SNA members. SNA utilizes feedback received from our members to create resources that will be of value to you. On this page you will find resources to assist in navigating Professional Standards. Check back often to stay current on all SNA-developed Professional Standards member resources!

Professional Standards News!

Click on this link to keep up to date on Professional Standards updates and news.


SNA Developed Professional Standards Online Training Tracking Tool

This tool utilizes the ease of Excel to track your individual training. This tracking document has been prepopulated with dropdown menus containing all the Key Areas, Key Topics and Subtopics.


Professional Standards Training Guidelines

SNA’s retooled version of the recommended guidelines. The guidelines should help SNA members and SNA state affiliates approach training for USDA Professional Standards and code training according to USDA Professional Standards Codes.


PD Learning Plan NEW – Professional Standards Learning Plan

The Professional Standards Learning Plan provides a method of tracking for supervisors managing staff and their training. Prepopulated with a suggested course list, the plan provides you with courses for every level of staff along with links for quick access to training.


Professional Standards Summaries

These simple summaries highlight the hiring requirements for School Nutrition and State Agency Directors and the continuing education/training for all school nutrition personnel.


Learning Topics Grid

This user-friendly grid will help you to code and identify training topics in the four Key Areas of Nutrition, Operations, Administration and Communications/Marketing.


Professional Standards PDA

The August 2015 School Nutrition magazine’s Professional Development article entitled, Professional Standards, Get Schooled on the Rules, can be found on page 54. This helpful article provides you with Professional Standards information. You may also submit the quiz on page 68 for 1 CEU in Key Area 3 – Administration, Subtopic 3420.


Webinar Wednesdays Navigating Professional Standards Webinar
Earn 1 CEU and gain valuable knowledge on Professional Standards

Learning Objectives

  1. Define how the implementation of USDA’s Professional Standards relates to your professional role in school nutrition.
  2. Identify the key learning areas and topics of Professional Standards.
  3. Apply the new requirements to individual professional development goals.
  4. Compare SNA’s Certificate and Credentialing programs alignment with annual training requirements.



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