Covid-19 Response: Interviews with School Nutrition Professionals

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 2 pm CST

SNA Key Area(s): 2

USDA Professional Standard Code(s): 2000 Operations

Objective: Participants will recognize foodservice strategies that best fit their operation for implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Description: In these very challenging times, school nutrition professionals continue to feed our nation’s children. Hear testimonies from school nutrition directors across the nation representing diverse school district sizes share how their operations are meeting the needs in these constantly changing times.


Aleshia Hall-Campbell, ICN Executive Director
Bridgette Matthews, MEd, RD, LD, SNS – Elbert County Schools, GA
Chef Sharon Schaefer, Gretna Public Schools, NE,
Lonnie Burt, MS, RD, CD-N- Hartford Public Schools, CT
Julianna Roberts, CalKidz, Butte County Office of Education
Johnna Jenkins, Valley Center – Pauma USD

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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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A Meeting of the Summer Food Service Program Exploratory Task Force

February 20th, 2020|

The Summer Food Service Program Exploratory Task Force met on February 19-20, 2020 at the Institute of Child Nutrition.

To provide recommendations to the ICN on the development of a series of educational resources (e.g., fact sheets, tip sheets, resource guides, webinars, videos, and/or posters) that further educate Summer Food Service Programs on best practices that improve their program implementation.

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This episode of iBites continues the institute’s focus on the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Host Dr. Lewanda Morse is joined by ICN ET Specialists Lutina Cochran and Heather Burkhead.

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