Professional Development for School Nutrition
JSI Turns 30!
The John C. Stalker Institute (JSI) of Food and Nutrition was established 30 years ago through a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Framingham State University. JSI proudly continues the legacy of our namesake Mr. John C. Stalker, a highly respected and influential leader both locally and nationally who devoted his life to the betterment of school nutrition. As the premier provider of professional development for school nutrition programs across the Commonwealth, JSI is pleased to continue to serve Massachusetts schools as a steward of innovative and relevant education.
Take advantage of the vast array of professional development opportunities offered this 2018-2019 school year. Check out our new and newly updated Workshops to Go. Encourage staff and managers to attend the two workshops offered by JSI at your local SNA of MA Chapter Meeting. Enroll in the new Nuts & Bolts of School Nutrition Programs On Demand training series, a state-developed training option for School Meals Program requirements. This no-cost, online, interactive training series includes 6 modules available 24/7 for your convenience.
Workshops To Go
Bring school nutrition training right to your school with one of our Workshops To Go. Each 2-hour workshop is $299 with a minimum of 15 participants. Each 3-hour Back to Basics culinary workshop is $399 with a minimum of 7 participants/maximum of 14 participants.
Online Professional Development
Enjoy the convenience of 24/7 access to high quality professional development either with JSI online courses or graduate courses through Framingham State University's 4 week graduate courses.
Regional Professional Development
John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition offers regional professional development opportunities for school nutrition staff and managers.
- May 2019: Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs 2-day Summit
- August 2019: Nuts & Bolts of School Nutrition Programs
Leadership and Management Development
JSI offers these exceptional professional development opportunities for school nutrition directors and managers:
- Management Institute – a three-day institute designed especially for Massachusetts school nutrition managers covering leadership, financial management, personnel management, communication, marketing and nutrition.
- Certificate in Excellence – an undergraduate certificate program designed for school nutrition directors as well as assistant directors and managers on a career path to become a director in school nutrition programs in Massachusetts and the USDA's New England region.
Cancellation Policy: Payment in full is expected for trainings cancelled without a 2-week written email notice. Credit for prepaid JSI trainings will be issued only if written cancellation notice is emailed 2 weeks prior to training date.
Contact your chapter delegate for locations and dates of the following:
Essentials of Food Safety
Explore food safety basics, including
proper hand washing techniques and effective strategies to prevent crosscontamination.
Learn how to check and record food temperatures to avoid the
danger zone. Discuss how to create a culture of food safety in your school.
Suggested Learning Codes: 2600, 2620, 2640
NEW! Food Art Made Easy!
Food art is a fun and interactive way to excite students about healthy school foods.
In this one-hour demo, you will learn the simple techniques needed to create
attractive food displays and garnishes for your school.
Suggested Learning Code: 2130, 2230