H. R. 2897
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 28, 2021
Mr. Pocan (for himself, Mr. Katko, Mr. Levin of Michigan, and Ms. Stefanik) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor
To amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to clarify the availability and appropriateness of training for local food service personnel, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Improving Training for School Food Service Workers Act.
Professional development and training
Section 7(g)(2)(B) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1776(g)(2)(B)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Availability and appropriateness of training
A training program carried out under this subparagraph shall be—
a program scheduled primarily during regular, paid working hours, and in the event such program is scheduled outside of such working hours—
efforts shall be made to inform food service personnel of the necessity of such program to be so scheduled;
compensation shall be provided to such personnel for attending such program; and
such personnel shall not be penalized for not being able to attend such program; and
offered in-person whenever appropriate, and incorporate hands-on training techniques.