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A school menu that features culturally relevant meals accomplishes two things: 1) cultural and religious foodways are met, and 2) the school community is exposed to an exciting diversity of foods and flavors. As the school-age population becomes increasingly food-savvy, culturally inclusive meals are a win-win. During this webinar (part two of a two-part series), we will be joined by leaders from school districts in Michigan, California, and Washington state, who will provide examples of identifying and implementing culturally inclusive meals in schools. 


Nicole Cadiz

Interim Culinary Manager

Student Nutrition Services

San Francisco Unified School District

Semhar Kifle

Seattle Public Schools

Danny Saghir

Southwest Foodservice Excellence

Deaborn, MI

Eva Yablonsky Smith

Supervisor of Culinary Services

Seattle Public Schools

Thursday, November 3, 2022

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET (2 – 3 PM CT, 1 – 2 PM MT, 12 – 1 PM PT)

SNA Key Area(s): 1 – Nutrition, 2 – Operations, 3 – Administration 

USDA Professional Standards Code(s): 1100 – Menu Planning, 2100 – Food Production, 2400 – Purchasing/Procurement, 3200 – Program Management

Learning Objective: Identify at least two strategies for successful implementation of new culturally diverse meals on the school menu.  

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A continuing education certificate will be available 24 to 48 hours after the

completion of the webinar.


Webinar recordings can be found on ICN's online course platform, iLearn, one week after the live webinar. Click HERE to enroll in the recorded webinar on iLearn.


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