Looking for online professional development during coronavirus distancing?  Many free, online opportunities are available through OPI School Nutrition Programs, Montana Team Nutrition, School Nutrition Association, the Institute of Child Nutrition and more. Use this list of Online Professional Development Opportunities (including options for online Montana-approved Certifed Food Protection Manager Trainings) to find online training to complete your Professional Standards hours. A “fill in the blank” Certificate of Participation is available.

Montana Team Nutrition provides professional development opportunities and technical assistance to school nutrition professionals, educators, administrators, parent organizations and community partners. Topics include:

  • Menu Planning and Culinary Techniques for serving nutritious school meals that meet the USDA nutrition standards and “from scratch” production,
  • School HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point),
  • Creating a Comfortable and Smart Cafeteria for nudging students to make healthy choices in a pleasant mealtime environment. Recess before lunch scheduling is a popular subject,
  • Nutrition and Food Education to educators, including afterschool program staff,
  • Farm to School,
  • Montana Harvest of the Month,
  • School Nutrition Program Management topics including meal service options, cost control strategies, food waste reduction techniques.

Professional Development Featured Items

School Wellness    Regional Workshops 

 Join one of our FREE regional workshops to learn howa local school wellness policy can help create healthy school environments.

Montana School Food Service Peer Educator Network Directory

Obtain training and network with your peers. Contact us to set up an one-on-one training today. 

Montana Chefs to Schools Network Directory

Do you want to culinary training and/or need a chef for a nutrition education event? Contact us to schedule a chef visit or consult today.

2019-2020 School Year Professional Development Schedule

Choose from a variety of topics to receive training on for your staff from this schedule. 


Institute of Child Nutrition Professional Development Opportunities

Choose from a variety of  online trainings including S.T.A.R Nutrition Webinars and more.

Montana Team Nutrition Past Educational Webinars

Learn how to engage students in through past Team Nutrition Webinars!

Montana Cook Fresh Training Support

Do you want culinary training for your food service staff to cook more from scratch meals?


2020 Montana Cook Fresh Leaderhip Institute

The 2020 Institute will be held in Bozeman from July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020.  See the Agenda at a Glance and Register for this years week-long management and culinary class. 

Montana Farm to School Events

Check out upcoming Montana Farm to School trainings and events. 

USDA School Nutrition Professional Standards

Take a look at the United States Department of Agriculture School Nutrition Professionals Standards here!