ATTENTION CHILD NUTRITION DIRECTORS
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 are 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 10-21, 2017, on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway, Arkansas in the College of Business building. Registration will be Monday, July 10th 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 2017 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 5, 2017.
Once you have been accepted into the Directors' Certification Program, you will receive an acceptance letter with the registration link. Please follow the instructions very carefully. Should you encounter any problems with the process, please call Reuel Shephard at 501-450-3429.
UCA has made arrangements with several hotels in Conway to provide lodging while the workshop is in session. Please check your email confirmations for the list of recommended hotels. Participants must make reservations with the hotel by June 2, 2017, to receive the discounted rates.
· 2017 Directors Certification Application
· ADE Rules Governing the Certification of Child Nutrition Directors
· 2017 Arkansas Child Nutrition Directors Certification Program Requirements.
· USDA Required Minimum Hiring Standards for New SFA Nutrition Directors