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School Nutrition STAR Webinar Series

This series will feature school districts that have implemented creative strategies and best practices for common school nutrition topics as well as allied organizations which develop and offer free resources to support school nutrition programs.

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The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), part of the School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi, is the only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs. The Institute was established by Congress in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989.

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  • The Mix Up Podcast

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 12- Warren DeShields

August 4th, 2021|

Chef Patrick is joined by Warren DeShields, Director of Food Services Bridgeton Public Schools. Listen as they discuss their journey to child nutrition and the work the Bridgeton Public Schools team has done to close the food insecurity gap during the pandemic. Warren also shares how their district is using online ordering for students!

  • The Mix Up Podcast

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 11- Devinder Kumar

July 1st, 2021|

Join Chef Patrick Garmong and Chef Devinder Kumar of Wonderful College Prep Academy. Chef Devinder shares how he and his team move forward to bridge the food insecurity gap while serving nutritious and delicious global cuisine. In addition, Chef Devinder sheds light on his journey to the child nutrition world and the impact he and his team have had on educating students through food.

  • The Mix Up Podcast

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 10 – Brandon Durio

June 16th, 2021|

In this episode of The Mixup, Chef Brandon Durio of Cherry Creek School District shares his experience being welcomed into school nutrition by a forward-thinking program director who saw the benefits of hiring an executive chef. In Chef Brandon’s 8 years in the district he has provided culinary training, introduced new menu items, built up the catering program, and streamlined the district’s central baking production. Chef Brandon also shares why he thinks school nutrition is an ideal work environment for chefs looking for a better quality of life. [Read More]

June Little Bites – Nourish your body while having fun outdoors!

June 16th, 2021|

Outdoor Picnic

A great way to celebrate summer is to host an outdoor picnic with your children. There has never been a better time to take advantage of being outdoors. Eating outdoors has the benefits of fresh air as well as being beneficial for mental status. Moods can be boosted, and everyone will get their daily dose of vitamin D. Read more

Farmer’s Market

An outing to the farmer’s market can be fun and a great outdoor learning opportunity for your children. [Read More]


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