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School nutrition professionals’ training dates are set for August

As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), all school nutrition professionals receive annual training hours to meet the USDA Professional Standards. These standards ensure school nutrition personnel have the knowledge, training, and tools needed to plan, prepare, and purchase healthy products to create nutritious, safe, and enjoyable school meals.

University of Illinois Extension has partnered with the Illinois State Board of Education, to offer professional development trainings for school nutrition professionals. There will be three training opportunities in early August.

Registration regardless of location is from 7:45 - 8:00 a.m. The training will start promptly at 8:00 and will last until Noon. We look forward to seeing you there!


  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - Pearl City High School, 100 South Summit St, Pearl City, Illinois
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - Pecatonica High School, 1300 Main Street, Pecatonica, Illinois
  • Thursday, August 4, 2022 - Willowbrook Middle School, 6605 Prairie Hill Road, South Beloit, Illinois

The trainings will provide three and a half hours of USDA Professional Standards credits for the 2022-2023 school year. There is no charge for this training; however, preregistration is required. Register at or call (815) 858-2273. Registration will close on July 28, 2022.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact the Extension Office at (815) 858-2273. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.