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 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 Mix Up Podcast – Episode 07 – Matthew Poling

The Mix Up Podcast

Chef Patrick chats with Matthew Poling, Executive Chef for the Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6. Join them as Matthew discusses how his team has navigated serving meals during the COVID-19 Pandemic. They also chat about Chef Matthews’s path to the child nutrition field.

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.

COVID-19 News




Fact Sheets

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)


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
Step One May 15, 2020 Download
Step Two May 15, 2020 Download
Step Three May 15, 2020 Download
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