Arkansas Department of Education 2019 Culinary Directions Part 1, Part 2, and Manager Recertification Training

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Memo Number
CNU-19-033
Memo Date
3/12/2019
Memo Type
Regulatory
Unit
Child Nutrition
Regulatory Authority
Ark. Code Ann. §20-7-134; §20-7-135
Response Required
YES
Attention
Superintendents; Child Nutrition Directors/Managers

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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:

 

Culinary Directions Part 1 for Managers and Directors

June 10-21, 2019

 

Culinary Directions Part 2 for Managers and Directors – one-week sessions

Session A:  June 10 – 14, 2019

Session B:  June 17 – 21, 2019

 

Culinary Directions Manager Recertification

June 25 – 27, 2019

 

For general information about becoming a certified Child Nutrition Manager and/or Director, and workshop registration information, see the below attachments:

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  • 2019 Child Nutrition Manager Training Program Brochure
  • General Information for Manager Certification Training
  • Rules 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.


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