From our guest student blogger Allison Johnson:
John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition
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The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition(JSI) a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and Framingham State College, is the leader in child nutrition training in the Commonwealth of MA. With a mission to improve the nutrition and wellness environment in our schools, JSI offers a variety of professional development opportunities for school foodservice workers, educators and other school professionals; included are workshops, certificate programs, continuing education course, and online courses. The JSI web site provides schools with a central location to locate educational resources on child nutrition and wellness. Three popular resources include The A List, JSI Resource Center and Wellness Symposium Resources.
Created for use by school foodservice personnel to help improve the nutritional quality of school food ala cart options, the A list consists of “A-cepptable vending and snack food items that meet the Massachusetts a La Carte Food and Beverage Standards to Promote a Healthy School Environment established by MA Action for Healthy Kids.
The JSI Resource Center utilizes the social bookmarking site Delicious, where hundreds of credible, up-to-date online resources related to child nutrition and wellness have been organized to make it easy to find online resources. Navigate through the categories, aka tags, which include lessons, nutrition education, physical activity, obesity, special diets and many more.
Videos from the April 2009 Wellness Symposium are available to view online and are intended to promote and encourage wellness in schools. Resources from the Wellness Symposium are also available on this portion of the JSI web site.