Massachusetts Statewide Needs Assessment

The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition (JSI) conducted a needs assessment to gather information from Massachusetts school nutrition professionals about their needs and wants for training and professional development to assist with program operations and management. This needs assessment will serve to guide Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and training partners, including but not limited to JSI, in the development of offerings.

Executive Summary PDF

Full Report PDF (21 MB)

Highlights of the results include:

  • Skill Performance
  • Food Safety
  • Financial Management
  • Purchasing Laws/30B legislation
  • Technology
  • Nutrition and Nutrition Education
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Barriers to Training
  • Bundling of Courses
  • Effectiveness of Training
  • Timing of Training