ATTENTION: SUPERINTENDENTS, CHILD NUTRITION DIRECTORS, CHILD NUTRITION MANAGERS
All Child Nutrition
Managers and Directors in Arkansas school districts that participate in the
National School Lunch Program, and are paid from the non-profit food service
account, are required to be certified by the Child Nutrition Unit of the Arkansas
Department of Education.
Managers must complete
Culinary Directions Part 1 and Part 2 to be eligible for certification after
one year of on-the-job training and a recommendation from their district. Managers must recertify every five or six
years by attending Manager Recertification Training to maintain their
certification. See the attached General
Information for Manager Certification Training for more details.
Directors must complete
Culinary Directions Part 1, Part 2, Directors Training, and at least three
digital learning workshops during their one year of on-the-job training to be
eligible for certification with a recommendation from their district. Directors must maintain at least 12 hours of
professional development annually to maintain their director
certification. Directors may attend
Manager Recertification to maintain their manager certification.
The 2019 Child Nutrition Culinary
Directions Training will be held in Vilonia, Arkansas, on the campuses of the
Vilonia High School and Middle School:
Directions Part 1 for Managers and Directors
Directions Part 2 for Managers and Directors – one-week sessions
A: June 10 – 14, 2019
B: June 17 – 21, 2019
Directions Manager Recertification
25 – 27, 2019
For general information
about becoming a certified Child Nutrition Manager and/or Director, and
workshop registration information, see the below attachments:
Child Nutrition Manager Training Program Brochure
Information for Manager Certification Training
Governing the Certification and Continuing Professional Development of Child
Nutrition Directors, Managers, and Workers
The deadline for
registering for the workshop is April 26, 2018.
Please register as soon
as possible as space is limited to 120 for Managers Part 1 and 120 for Part 2.