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

Contact:
FNS Press Team
Date:
04/01/2021

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

Contact:
FNS Press Team
Date:
03/31/2021

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|

Passion Overcomes Pandemic Challenges

By the Western Regional Office
Food and Nutrition Service

Like countless schools across the country, the Live Oak Unified School District, about 50 miles north of Sacramento, had to shift their operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Prior to the pandemic, we were realizing [Read More]

2021-04-06T11:12:23-05:00March 25th, 2021|

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

Release No.

USDA No. 0055.21

Contact:

FNS Press Team
Date:
03/24/2021

USDA Has Deployed 669 Disaster, Public Health Specialists to Assist with Federal Response

WASHINGTON, Mar. 24, 2021 — In January 2021, [Read More]

2021-04-06T11:08:29-05:00March 24th, 2021|

Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision Regarding ABAWDs Rule

Release No.

USDA No. 0055.21

Contact:

FNS Press Team
Date:
03/24/2021

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2021 — Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision to allow USDA to withdraw its appeal on the previously [Read More]

2021-04-06T11:04:29-05:00March 24th, 2021|
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