Take the next step in your school nutrition career today and sign-up for the Certificate in Excellence in School Nutrition Program this fall. To give you an insider’s perspective, we are sharing how current program participants perceive the program and how the coursework has impacted their careers as school nutrition professionals. Thirty-seven school nutrition professionals have already completed the highly acclaimed program to date. Our graduates give the program high marks, not only for the impactful coursework, but for the expertise and flexibility provided by the faculty, the networking opportunities with fellow students and the skills that are acquired and easily applied in their current school nutrition role.
When considering your career succession, you will be interested to know that this program is the state-recognized certification identified in the hiring standards for school nutrition directors as outlined in section 306 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The certificate includes five undergraduate courses offered through Framingham State University over five semesters in topics designed to increase the competencies, knowledge and skills and advance careers for directors and senior management in school nutrition programs. Classes focus on important topics for school nutrition professionals which include:
- NUTR 616 Nutrition and School Nutrition Programs
- NUTR 617 Foodservice Systems in School Nutrition Programs
- NUTR 618 Management of School Nutrition Programs
- NUTR 619 Professional Development and Communication in School Nutrition
- NUTR 620 Computer Applications in School Nutrition
See what individuals currently enrolled in the Certificate in Excellence in School Nutrition program have to say about their experience:
If you’re interested in applying for the 2018 Certificate of Excellence in School Nutrition program, please complete the no-cost online application no later than August 1st. What are you waiting for? Take YOUR school nutrition career to the next level!