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SNA ANC in Las Vegas

Another awesome ANC in Las Vagas, with exciting and innovative breakout sessions, plenty of fun, and of course a tremendous turnout from our supporting vendors.  I would like to thank all of you who stopped by and introduced yourself, always nice to put a face with the name.  This was…

New Partnership with Chloe’s Fruit Pops!

2018 School Nurition Associaion – Annual National Conference Come See Me At The Chloe’s Fruit Pops Booth #1988 I want to share a very exciting new product being introduced to the school nutrition world!  As most of you know, I have had a thirty-year career in child nutrition. I have…

Floodwater pathogens can’t be washed off of fresh produce

The state of Florida produces more fresh fruits and vegetables than any other state except California, and is the top tomato state in the country. As with backyard gardens, Hurricane Irma has turned many of Florida’s commercial fruit and vegetable fields into patches of pathogens that can’t be washed away….

School Nutrition Association Annual Conference

I had an absolute blast at the School Nutrition Association Annual Conference. I had the pleasure of meeting the incoming President of Dr. Lynn Harvey, RDN, LDN, FAND, SNS, and hanging out with my awesome colleagues.

2017 Academica Charter Schools Student Tasting & Food Expo

I had the pleasure of assisting with the planning and coordination of the first ever Academica Charter Schools Student Tasting & Food Expo.  Approximately 260 students from 18 schools participated in this now annual event!  It was an amazing event. Check out the video below.

Highlights from the Florida School Nutrition Association Conference

The 2017 Florida School Nutrition Association Annual Conference took place on April 20-22 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida. Sherri Webber, President/Owner, LaVon Group, Inc. was a speaker at this informative conference. I am the Manager, Leader & Cheerleader….and now I need to be the Coach! How many hats…

Do You Need Help with Your Bid Preparation?

Bid preparation time is upon us. It is the time of year when Child Nutrition Directors across the country scramble to put their bids together. I have been helping CNP’s across the Southeast with this process for over a decade and I would love to help you too. Services include…

Controlling Food Cost

Use cycle menus to help scale down your food costs. We all know how the new regulations are impacting your bottom line, probably some of the reason for even more upcoming changes. However you still have to follow them to the best of your ability. We have heard of cycle…

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

We have all heard of HACCP, but how many of us “fully understand” the Food Safety Management System? HACCP, by definition, is a group of practices and procedures intended to prevent a foodborne illness by actively controlling risks and hazards throughout the flow of food. But what does that mean?…

Preventing Food Borne Illness

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, (CSPI) they estimated 76 million food related illnesses and 5,000 deaths in the United States. Over the years, food borne illnesses linked to produce has surpassed the number of outbreaks in pork, beef, poultry and eggs. I found this to…