The John C. Stalker Institute
of Food and Nutrition

at Framingham State University

Professional Development for School Nutrition

The John C. Stalker Institute (JSI) of Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University is serving up a healthy selection of professional development and resources designed for Massachusetts school nutrition professionals. Register for professional development through JSI and join the dedicated school nutrition professionals working throughout Massachusetts to improve the nutrition, food and wellness environments in our schools. Take advantage of all that JSI has to offer.

Workshops To Go

Bring school nutrition training to your school with one of our Workshops To Go. Each 2-hour workshop is economically priced at $299 for a minimum of 15 participants. Each 3-hour culinary workshop is economically priced at $399 for a minimum of 15 participants/ maximum of 20 participants.

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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.

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Regional Professional Development

John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition offers regional professional development opportunities for school nutrition staff and managers.

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Leadership and Management Development

JSI offers these exceptional professional development opportunities for school nutrition directors and managers:

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.

SNA of Mass Chapter Meetings

Contact your chapter delegate for locations and dates of the following:

Food Allergies

Learn the difference between food allergies and food intolerances, foods that commonly cause allergies, how to read labels for potential allergic ingredients, and other strategies to manage food allergies in your school. This workshop is recognized by ESE and MDPH as acceptable training required in the Allergen Awareness Act, M.G.L.c.140, § 6B.
Suggested Learning Codes: 1160

Meal Participation - Give it a Boost!

Discover ways to give school meal participation a boost with engaging customer service, a positive lunchroom experience, as well as appealing and flavorful foods and more. Learn how potential pitfalls can be turned into action steps for increased participation.
Suggested Learning Codes: 4130, 4160