Cal-Pro-NET at San Jose State University

San Jose State University | Dept. of Nutrition and Food Science
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The California Professional Nutrition Education and Training Center (Cal-Pro-NET) at San Jose State University

Who We Are

Cal-Pro-NET is a joint project among the California Department of Education and selected California colleges to provide opportunities for professional development to California child nutrition personnel.

Our Purpose

The Cal-Pro-NET Center serves as a statewide resource for the operation and management of School Lunch, School Breakfast, Summer Feeding, and Child and Adult Care Food Programs. Our goal is to assist child nutrition personnel in obtaining information and educational resources to run a successful program.

Whom We Train

The San Jose State University Cal-Pro-NET Center trains child nutrition program professionals primarily at the manager, supervisor, director, and nutrition education specialist levels.

What We Provide

  • Customized Food Service Training Programs
  • Technical Assistance and Referral
  • Continuing Education Credit from the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) E-mail:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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This Site was last updated on 11/17/2015