Fighting Child Hunger and Food Waste with Jim Conklin of Cultivate

Fighting Child Hunger and Food Waste with Jim Conklin of Cultivate

As a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, Cultivate is devoted to ending the cycle of hunger in the local communities of northern Indiana by providing a food rescue service. President and Co-Founder Jim Conklin joins us to explain how local networks of food suppliers can be formed to reduce waste and child hunger in our communities.

Leveraging Social Media to Share School Meals that Rock with Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Leveraging Social Media to Share School Meals that Rock with Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

In addition to being a celebrated author, public speaker, and educator, Dayle Hayes has been a cheerleader for school nutrition for many years.  A recognized master of using social media to support the program, Dayle has created go-to resources to help school nutrition professionals do their part to tell the real school nutrition story and break down the negative myths around school food.

Find her online at https://www.facebook.com/SchoolMealsThatRock   or  https://schoolmealsthatrock.org

This episode we discuss:

  • Mentorship as a two way street

  • Making accurate health messaging heard in a market crowded with misinformation

  • Personal branding

  • Maximizing your program’s reach on social media

  • Marketing to multiple customer groups

 

Continuing a Strong Legacy of School Nutrition in Georgia

Continuing a Strong Legacy of School Nutrition in Georgia

Linette Dodson PhD RD LD SNS FAND is the current School Nutrition Director for the Georgia Department of Education. Linette has a long history with school nutrition. During her tenure with Carrollton City Schools she built an award-winning nutrition and Farm to School program. Dr. Dodson completed her PhD at Iowa State University conducting research focused on registered dietitians in leadership roles in school nutrition. She is as brilliant as she is kind, taking out the time to mentor us all in this episode and sharing a bit about her career path to her current role as State Director.

Allergies and Food Sensitivities - Keeping our kids safe with Sherry Coleman Collins

Allergies and Food Sensitivities - Keeping our kids safe with Sherry Coleman Collins

There’s a lot of confusing information out there about allergies and how to manage them in the school setting.  Today we have an expert, Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD, with a background in school nutrition to help us cut through the clutter and provide evidence-based, easy to understand, and useful information.     

Chef Sharon Schaefer Mastering Menu Development

Chef Sharon Schaefer  Mastering Menu Development

As a classically trained chef with more than 18 years professional experience in catering, fine dining, and culinary education Sharon Schafer brings a unique perspective to the K-12 kitchen. In this episode she shares tips to help us master our kitchen equipment, tighten our inventories, and improve the overall appeal of our menus.

Chef Ann Foundation - Making fresh healthy food accessible to children everywhere

Chef Ann Foundation - Making fresh healthy food accessible to children everywhere

Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator and enduring advocate for better food for all children. Known as the “Renegade Lunch Lady”, Ann has been honored by The National Resources Defense Council, selected as a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow, and awarded an honorary doctorate from SUNY Cobleskill for her work. In 2016, Ann was named “One of the Top 50 Food Activists” by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. In this episode Chef Ann shares her vision for the future of school nutrition and offers guidance of how others can be a part of the process of making fresh, delicious food accessible to school children.