School nutrition pro completes 90 hours of state program
More than 400 school nutrition professionals have participated in the Professional Recognition Program sponsored by Child Nutrition & Wellness, Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).
Carrie Johnson of Tonganoxie, who works in Unified School District No. 464, Tonganoxie, recently received the silver-level award for completing 90 hours of KSDE-sponsored training.
The program is offered to employees in Kansas school nutrition programs. It was developed to show appreciation to school food service employees who demonstrate commitment and professionalism by taking classes to expand their knowledge and skills.
KSDE offers classes on interpersonal and personal skills, food safety and sanitation, employee safety, basic first aid, nutrition education, basic culinary skills, advanced food production, current issues in school food service and a variety of management seminars.
Participants earn the bronze-level award for completing 30 hours of KSDE-sponsored training, the silver-level award for 90 hours of training, the gold-level award for completing 150 hours and the platinum-level award for completing 250 hours.