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 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 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 PreparednessMay 15, 2020 Download
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