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.

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 19 – Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro

The Mix Up Podcast

On this episode, we welcome Chef Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro, Executive Chef of Healthy School Recipes and a Child Nutrition Consultant. Learn about her fantastic work bringing culturally important recipes to the schools in her home state of Maine.

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 18- Stephen Menyhart

The Mix Up Podcast

Join Chef Patrick as he chats with Stephen Menyhart, Chef, Register Dietician, and Child Nutrition champion. Learn how, and more importantly, why, Stephen began his journey in child nutrition. Hear his story of personal and professional growth in the industry he calls home, child nutrition.

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 17- Bettina Applewhite

The Mix Up Podcast

Join Chef Patrick as he Mixes it Up with Bettina Applewhite, Sr. Operations Supervisor, Southwest Area, Baltimore County Public Schools. In this episode, they chat about serving diverse communities, school nutrition as a career path, Bettina’s experience on Bravo’s Top Chef Amateurs, and more!

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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