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Below is a list of the Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) trainings available for you to train staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This page will be updated when additional trainings become available. Please continue to check this page for updates.

Professional Standards

Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals become effective on July 1, 2015, and is a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). The rule, published March 2, 2015, requires a minimum amount of annual training hours for school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff. Required training topic areas will vary according to position and job requirements. There are also minimum hiring standards for school nutrition program directors. 

Final Rule
Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Summary of Professional Standards
An informational flyer highlighting the new standards for school nutrition professionals
USDA Professional Standards website:  

Upcoming Trainings

    2019 ODE Culinary Trainings

    The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council invite sponsors to join Chef Jessica Visinsky, RDN for “Oregon Cooks for Kids” a hands-on culinary training. This day-and-a-half culinary training will be offered regionally throughout Oregon.

    Participants will practice knife skills, weights and measures, fruit preparation and practice culinary techniques to develop healthy Child Nutrition Program meals. We will spend three hours on the first day focusing on meal pattern, documentation, and crediting for Child Nutrition Programs. During the day two hands-on cooking portion of the workshop, participants will prepare and taste test 15 new recipes including many quantity recipes from OSU Extension’s Food Hero recipe website. On day two, please wear appropriate clothing for cooking; long pants and non-skid, close-toed shoes. The training is free, however, pre-registration is required. 

    Registration is limited to 20 participants per training and only two people per sponsor. To participate in the training, click on the training location you would like to attend. The class will be filled with the first 20 registrations received. 
    August 15-16, 2019  
    Umatilla, Oregon 
    McNary Heights Elementary School 
    120 Columbia, Umatilla, OR 97882 
    Day 1: 1:00PM – 4:00 PM 
    Day 2: 8:00AM – 2:45 PM

    Professional Standards

    Administrative Review


    Civil Rights


    Community Eligibility Provision




    Culinary Skills



    Financial & Resource Management


    Food Safety


    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) 

    Menu Certification


    Menu Planning Resources


    Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) Tool



    School Wellness

    Seamless Summer Overview


    Smart Snack (Competitive Foods)


    Special Dietary Needs


    Special Grant Opportunities


    USDA Foods




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