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The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 25 – Nicholas Vedia

The Mix Up Podcast

We are thrilled to have Nick Vedia, the District Sous Chef of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, on our latest episode of “The Mix Up”! Dive into an engaging conversation where Chef Nick shares his culinary journey, innovative school meal programs, and the vibrant food culture of Virginia Beach. 🍽️🌊

👉 Don’t miss out on Chef Nick’s insights and passion for creating nutritious and delicious meals for students. Tune in now and be inspired by his dedication to making a difference in the community!

#CulinaryJourney #SchoolMeals  #ChefNickVedia  #TheMixUpPodcast

Music: Dirty Gertie by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 24 – Patrick Kenneally

The Mix Up Podcast

In this episode of The Mix Up, Patrick Garmong talks with Patrick Kenneally, who moved from hospitality to significantly influence school nutrition as the
Capital Region BOCES Shared Foodservice Management, School Lunch Director, in New York State. They discuss overcoming the complexities of district-wide food service management, the shift towards local, scratch-made meals, and the critical roles of staff training and grant utilization. Kenneally’s move to the Chef Ann Foundation highlights the vast potential in school nutrition for career advancement. This conversation is essential for those interested in the evolution of school nutrition and the impact of collaborative efforts.

Music: Dirty Gertie by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 22 – Eric Span

The Mix Up Podcast

Join The MixUp as we sit down with Eric Span, the visionary Director of Nutrition Services at Sweetwater Union High in San Diego! Discover Eric’s unique blend of hospitality and nutrition experience that transforms school meals into sustainable, nutritious, and educational delights for students. Tune in for an inspiring journey of taste and knowledge, serving up an episode that’s too flavorful to miss.

Music: Dirty Gertie by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 21 – Missy Poirier

The Mix Up Podcast

Join Chef Patrick as he welcomes back Missy Poirier, the Nutrition Services Director of Jurupa Unified School District, for an insightful conversation about changing roles and advancing in the ranks of Child Nutrition Programs. Hear firsthand about Missy’s journey from district chef to her current role and gain valuable insights into the world of school nutrition. Don’t miss this exciting episode of our podcast!

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 20 – Jason Hull

The Mix Up Podcast

Chef Patrick sits down with Chef Jason Hull Director of Culinary Services/Founder of Culinary Farm at Marin Country Day School. Join them as they chat about Chef Jason’s work to develop a culinary culture in his program. Listen to his mission to inspire healthful eating for the children in his program.

ICN 30th Anniversary Celebration

In conjunction with our 2019 National Advisory Council Meeting (NAC), ICN hosted a 30th Anniversary Celebration to reflect on the accomplishments of the Institute, and look forward to our continuing mission of serving child nutrition professionals. We were honored to welcome dignitaries from the University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi, United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Services (USDA/FNS), School Nutrition Association (SNA), and all members of the Institute’s NAC.  ICN’s leadership and staff are excited about the future initiatives and projects that will maintain our vital support for child nutrition professionals across the country.

Team Nutrition’s USDA Standardized Recipes have moved to the Institute of Child Nutrition’s Child Nutrition Recipe Box!

The Child Nutrition Recipe Box provides Child Nutrition Program operators with recipes to prepare healthy and delicious meals that meet meal pattern requirements. These recipes are standardized to provide [Read More]

Free Webinars

Take advantage of the FREE webinars available from ICN and USDA! The monthly S.T.A.R. Webinar Series is offered the last Thursday of each month. CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursday [Read More]

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