Travel Scholarships Available for 2022 Sessions of Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership

Attention Child Nutrition Directors with five years or less experience!

Travel Scholarships are available for 2022 sessions of Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership that will be held at the Institute of Child Nutrition in Oxford, Mississippi in March and June.

Apply now to receive reimbursement for travel expenses to attend Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership at ICN [Read More]

2022-01-04T16:57:07-06:00January 4th, 2022|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 14- Erin Primer

Garrett Berdan and guest Erin Primer, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for San Luis Coastal Unified School District, taste California-grown finger limes and discuss the importance of creating memorable food experiences for children.

2021-11-30T13:32:42-06:00November 30th, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 13- Ben Atkinson

CICN’s Garrett Berdan interviews Ben Atkinson, Assistant Director of Child Nutrition, Auburn School District in Washington state.

2021-11-04T14:01:10-05:00November 4th, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 12- Warren DeShields

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 [Read More]

2021-08-04T11:58:07-05:00August 4th, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 11- Devinder Kumar

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 [Read More]

2021-07-06T20:36:31-05:00July 1st, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 10 – Brandon Durio

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 [Read More]

2021-07-01T18:04:45-05:00June 16th, 2021|

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

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 [Read More]

2021-06-25T12:08:27-05:00June 16th, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 09 – Dan Giusti

Join Chef Patrick and Chef Dan Giusti as they discuss Dan’s pathway from restaurant chef to the Child Nutrition field. Hear how Dan has helped reshape Child Nutrition kitchens from a heat-and-serve production model to a more scratch-based approach to preparing delicious food for students.

2021-04-12T16:50:11-05:00April 6th, 2021|

USDA Increases Emergency SNAP Benefits for 25 million Americans

Release No.

USDA No. 0064.21

FNS Press Team

Ensures COVID-19 Relief Reaches Those Struggling the Most

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today took action to [Read More]

2021-04-06T11:21:43-05:00April 1st, 2021|

FACT SHEET: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

Release No.

USDA No. 0061.21

FNS Press Team

USDA Has Deployed 749 Disaster, Public Health Specialists to Assist with Federal Response

WASHINGTON, Mar. 31, 2021 — In January 2021, President Biden [Read More]

2021-04-06T11:17:40-05:00March 31st, 2021|
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