Chef Patrick chats with Michelle Poirier, Supervisor of Central Kitchen Production for the Palm Springs Unified School District. Join them as Michelle discusses how her team has navigated the new school year. She also discusses how her team has been accommodating meal needs for children with disabilities.
OXFORD, Miss. – The Institute of Child Nutrition, part of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi, has transitioned to offer extensive virtual services so it can continue supporting child nutrition professionals across the country.
Historically, one of ICN’s largest outreach [Read More]
In Episode 5 of The Mixup, Chef Patrick chats with Vince Caguin, Director of the Natomas Unified School District. Join them as Vince discusses the strategies he is using to lead his team into the new school year.
Author Mark Chalifoux
Some areas of the city of Minneapolis quickly became a food desert amidst an ongoing Covid-19 pandemic coupled with recent protests. With many grocery stores looted, damaged, or closed to deter rioters, many in the community were left without access to groceries. When Sanford Middle School hosted a food drive to help feed [Read More]
The SNA maintains a regularly updated list of resources regarding Covid-19. The list was updated on June 15, 2020, and includes updates from the USDA, CDC, DOE, and more.
Dothan School Officials Roll Out First Food Bus with Hopes to Feed Hundreds of Children Dothan Eagle, June 15, 2020
Author Sable Riley
The goal of feeding more children over summer break became a reality for Dothan City’s nutrition program on Monday when they launched the school’s first food bus to assist in feeding children during the Covid-19 pandemic. The bus is retrofitted to temporarily store food and serve meals to eight different locations. The bus [Read More]
Author Diane Conners
School staff in west Michigan are petitioning lawmakers to restore and expand a program called 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms, because the program helps schools purchase locally grown produce, which would help schools accommodate for increased demand in meals for children due to the Covid 19 pandemic. A food [Read More]
In Episode 4 of The Mixup, Patrick Garmong, Associate Director of Culinary Education and Training at ICN interviews Kevin Frank, Chef and Assistant Director of Detroit Public Schools.
Seamless Summer Option: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
New Resource from Team Nutrition
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working with State Child Nutrition agencies to provide safe and flexible meal service to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Under nationwide non-congregate feeding and meal times waivers, State agencies may allow Program operators to provide more than 1 day’s worth of meals [Read More]
In Episode 3 of The Mixup, Patrick Garmong, Associate Director of Culinary Education and Training at ICN interviews Jennifer Devivo, Executive Chef and Director of Up-Island Schools