All Child Nutrition Directors in Arkansas school districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), that are paid from the non-profit food service account, are required to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Child Nutrition Unit (CNU). Attached is the ADE Rules Governing the Certification of Child Nutrition Directors and USDA Required Minimum Hiring Standards for New SFA Nutrition Directors.
The Child Nutrition Directors Certification Training will be held July 11-22, 2016, at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway, Arkansas. Registration will be Monday, July 11 from 9:30 am until 10:00 am. The first general session will begin at 10:00 am. All other classes will be held daily from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; lunch will be provided daily.
For a Director candidate to attend Director Certification Training, the following steps must be completed by the required deadlines.
Review the attached 2016 Arkansas Child Nutrition Directors Certification Program Requirements. Complete the attached APPLICATION FOR ACCEPTANCE for the program and mail to:
Wynona Bryant-Williams, Ph.D.
ADE Child Nutrition Unit
2020 West 3rd Street, Suite 404
Little Rock, AR 72205
This application will be reviewed to assure that it is complete and that education requirements and required recommendations are included. THE APPLICATION FOR ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE IS MAY 4, 2016.
The applicant will be notified in writing of acceptance into the program. Notification of acceptance will include the REGISTRATION FORM. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2016.
UCA has made arrangements with several hotels in Conway to provide lodging while the workshop is in session. The list of hotels will be included with the REGISTRATION FORM. Participants must make reservations with the hotel by June 3, 2016, to receive the discounted rates.
Application for Acceptance
ADE Rules Governing the Certification of Child Nutrition Directors
2016 Arkansas Child Nutrition Directors Certification Program Requirements.
USDA Required Minimum Hiring Standards for New SFA Nutrition Directors