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STAR Webinar – September 2020

Food Safety from Beginning to End: Follow the Flow of Food

SNA Key Area(s): 2 Operations
USDA Professional Standard Code(s): 2000

The ICN’s September STAR webinar will be done in conjunction with the USDA Office of Food Safety in celebration of National Food Safety month. The webinar will highlight a bird’s eye view of your food safety plan from beginning to end, as we aim to mitigate risks throughout the flow of food from purchasing to serving to transporting and traceability.

At the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
1. Identify foodborne pathogens commonly associated with retail foodservice operations.
2. Describe three critical food safety practices used throughout the flow of food to mitigate foodborne disease.
3. Identify safe transporting methods and documentation procedures.
4. Apply recommended traceability systems necessary to conduct a product recall.
5. Explain answers to frequently asked questions from previous USDA Office of Food Safety webinars.

Sep 17, 2020 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)


Cyndie Story, PhD, RDN, CC, SNSCyndie Story, PhD, RDN, CC, SNS
Dr. Cyndie Story has been a member of the USDA Produce Safety University teaching team since its inaugural year in 2010. Cyndie is a registered dietitian and certified chef with a PhD in Food and Lodging Management. She and her K-12 Culinary Team work together to bring their skills and experience in developing a culinary systems approach to enhance school nutrition operations. The team has a combined skill set that includes food safety, culinary arts, nutrition, kitchen operations, recipe development, and adult education programs. The White House recognized Chef Cyndie with a Champion of Change award in 2011 and she received the 2018 Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics School Nutrition Services DPG Award of Excellence
Lauren McClean
Food Safety Specialist @USDA, FNS, Office of Food Safety
Lauren obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Temple University and has 7 years of experience in food safety, environmental health and public health. During Lauren’s time with the Department of Public Health in the City of Philadelphia, her duties included: providing training, conducting various regulatory activities throughout the jurisdiction, supervising environmental health and food safety staff and activities, and serving as the primary emergency responder for the city during on-call hours. In her current role, Lauren contributes to the Office of Food Safety’s mission to protect people served by FNS programs from foodborne illness by developing food safety education, training and technical assistance resources to support child nutrition program operators. This work is done through the incorporation of science-based food safety research and knowledge, as well as collaboration with external food safety partners.

The opportunity to participate in the STAR Program for Managers is open to all states and US territories on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited availability.

The 2 1/2 day STAR Program for Managers Workshop can be conducted at ICN’s headquarters in Oxford, MS or at a selected location in your state.

Participants in the SN STAR Program for Managers will be reimbursed for allowed travel expenses and the State agency has the option to send a representative. The FAQ page provides more info.

Questions? Read the STAR FAQs

The School Nutrition STAR webinar series will feature school districts that have implemented creative strategies and best practices for common school nutrition topics as well as allied organizations who develop and offer free resources to support school nutrition programs.

Download the STAR Program Action Plan
Click here for STAR FAQs

Past School Nutrition STAR Webinars

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Topic: STAR Webinar – Strategies to Help Implement a Successful Farm to School Program
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Topic: S.T.A.R. – Strategies for Achieving Quality Customer Service Among School Nutrition Staff
Date: Sep 26, 2019 01:16 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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STAR September 2019

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Employee Engagement September 30, 2019 Download
Customer Service: A Common Sense Approach September 30, 2019 Download
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S.T.A.R. – Strategies That Promote a Culture of Food Safety

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STAR August 2019

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S.T.A.R. – Strategies for Implementing a Local School Wellness Program

STAR  – Nutrition Education Strategies to Promote Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

STAR – Strategies for Utilizing Standardized Recipes

STAR – Strategies for Implementing Safe Summer Meals

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STAR – Strategies for Promoting School Breakfast

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STAR – School Nutrition Programs Support a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

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STAR-Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills for School Nutrition Managers

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Strategies for Managing Conflicts in the Workplace

Key Performance Indicators for School Nutrition Success

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October 2018

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STAR KPI Presentation October 29, 2018 Download
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Food Safety Basics

Strategies to Integrate Nutrition Education Curriculum Within School Nutrition Programs.

Strategies to Integrate Nutrition Education Curriculum Within School Nutrition Programs.

Archived STAR webinar from June 2018: Creative Approaches for Professional Development in School Nutrition Programs.

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