Nuts & Bolts of School Nutrition Programs On Demand

The Nuts & Bolts of School Nutrition Programs On Demand is an interactive online training series on fundamental topics in School Meal Programs. The modules are available 24/7 to conveniently allow school nutrition professionals, such as directors, managers and staff, to be trained on demand. Simply click the topics below to begin – no login required!

Upon completion of both the module and survey, you will receive a certificate of training indicating the hours and suggested learning codes (SLC) earned towards your professional standards requirement.

For districts using these sessions for socially-distanced group trainings, please read these instructions and email your attendance sheet to JSI at johnstalker@framingham.edu to receive a group certificate of training.

Please Note: Updates to the modules are currently underway. Your patience is appreciated.

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Training Module:

  1. School Nutrition Programs Overview
  2. School Nutrition Program Requirements
  3. How to Join the School Nutrition Programs

Survey

Additional Resources:
none available at this time

Suggested Learning Code(s): 2310, 4120
Contact Hours: 1.25 hours

Training Module:

  1. Role of USDA Foods in School Meal Programs
  2. USDA Foods Ordering and Tracking

Survey

Additional Resources:
none available at this time

Suggested Learning Code(s): 1170, 2510
Contact Hours: 0.75 hours

Training Module:

  1. Financial Management and Budgeting 
  2. Maintenance of the Nonprofit School Food Service Account
  3. Key Financial Reports
  4. Nonprogram Foods and Paid Lunch Equity (PLE)

Survey

Additional Resources:
none available at this time

Suggested Learning Code(s): 3300, 3360
Contact Hours: 1 hour

Recognized by DESE as the State-approved civil rights training.

Training Module:

  1. Civil Rights for Child Nutrition Programs

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Additional Resources

Suggested Learning Code(s): 3420, 4150
Contact Hours: 0.75 hours

Recognized by DESE and MDPH as an acceptable training required in the Allergen Awareness Act, M.G.L.c.140, § 6B.

Training Module:

  1. Food Allergies

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Additional Resources:
none available at this time

Suggested Learning Code(s): 1160
Contact Hours: 1 hour


These training materials have been created by The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education through a USDA Professional Standards grant.