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The Mix Up Podcast
Episode 18
Stephen Menyhart

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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 18- Stephen Menyhart

November 7th, 2022|

Join Chef Patrick as he chats with Stephen Menyhart, Chef, Register Dietician, and Child Nutrition champion. Learn how, and more importantly, why, Stephen began his journey in child nutrition. Hear his story of personal and professional growth in the industry he calls home, child nutrition.

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The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 17- Bettina Applewhite

June 17th, 2022|

Join Chef Patrick as he Mixes it Up with Bettina Applewhite, Sr. Operations Supervisor, Southwest Area, Baltimore County Public Schools. In this episode, they chat about serving diverse communities, school nutrition as a career path, Bettina’s experience on Bravo’s Top Chef Amateurs, and more!

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The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 16- Rachel-Gooding

May 10th, 2022|

In this episode, Chef Patrick mixes it up with Chef Rachel Gooding, Senior Research Chef, CCS ® McCormick & Co., Inc. Join them as they chat about the good works of the McCormick Science Institute and how to develop flavorful foods with less sodium. This is an episode you truly can’t miss.

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The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 15- Ryan Yarnell

January 21st, 2022|

Chef Patrick is back on the mic, and this time he is joined by Chef Ryan Yarnell, Nutrition Services Chef with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). Listen in as they discuss how MNPS has continued to serve students despite staffing shortages, supply-chain issues, and more.


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