Practice Safe Hygiene and Cleaning2021-03-12T09:58:31-06:00

Practice Safe Hygiene and Cleaning

Help prevent the spread of Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises everyone to practice good hygiene to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 (up-to-date information from CDC can be found here.)  This includes proper handwashing, not working sick, and properly cleaning and disinfecting.  The Institute of Child Nutrition has created a webpage of best practices and information on these topics.

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 11- Devinder Kumar

The Mix Up Podcast

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 he and his team have had on educating students through food.

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 10 – Brandon Durio

The Mix Up Podcast

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 up the catering program, and streamlined the district’s central baking production. Chef Brandon also shares why he thinks school nutrition is an ideal work environment for chefs looking for a better quality of life.

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 09 – Dan Giusti

The Mix Up Podcast

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.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has released two new Team Nutrition resources that address meal service flexibilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. Regional offices and State agencies are encouraged to share these resources with Child Nutrition Program operators. Both resources are available for download from the Team Nutrition website.

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An effective emergency preparedness plan meets specific needs of the food service operation. Prior preparation, employee training, and practicing for real-world scenarios are keys to success. An effective emergency preparedness plan properly prepares the program to ensure the safe production, service, and storage of food.

Steps for Emergency Preparedness

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Steps for Emergency Preparedness

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Steps for Emergency Preparedness May 15, 2020 Download
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