HHFKA Professional Standards Rules
The USDA has issued draft regulations on professional standards for school nutrition personnel. These regulations, when finalized, will implement Section 306 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. They will apply to all food service ESPs, including those not directly involved in preparing and serving food. There is a deadline of April 7, 2014 to submit comments on the proposed regulations. The USDA needs to hear from us! They are required to consider all feedback and suggestions received through these comments in developing the final regulations. For information about how to submit your comments, and NEA’s analysis of the draft regulations, see “How to Submit Comments to the USDA” below.