Recipe standardization is my jam! I have extensive experience standardizing recipes for various organizations including the USDA, state agencies, non-profits and manufacturers. Since my experience entails working directly with the USDA, my methodology for standardizing recipes mirrors their processes and meets their meal pattern regulatory requirements. I am experienced with facilitating kid tested recipes that can include taste tests for CACFP and/or school age children at your request.
Menu Development & Compliance
I served at the state level as a menu reviewer for over 5 years. This crucial experience provided a great foundation for truly understanding the critical elements of the USDA 2010 Health-Hunger Free Kids Act meal patterns including: the Summer Food Program (SFP), the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). In addition, I am proficient at developing menus and recipes for special diets and smart snack compliant ala carte items. If you are looking to have your menus revamped or validated for compliance purposes before a state review, I can provide these complex services.
Speaking & Training
(In-person, virtual, and prerecorded) When it comes to teaching child nutrition professionals, my top priority is to offer practical and tangible knowledge-based skills that enhance the way they feed kids. I provide custom tailored nutrition and culinary training solutions to meet the needs of child nutrition professionals at any level of experience. Watching child nutrition professionals turn knowledge into inspiration fuels my passion for speaking and training engagements.