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Five star foods training held at Delta State

By April 6, 2010General

From left: Sally Cox, Delta State nutrition/dietetics major of Starkville; Delietha Bonney with the Hollandale School District; Chef Cyndie Story; Sharon Johnson with The West Bolivar School District; and Shelia George with the Coahoma County School District



Delta State University’s Division of Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Educationrecently hosted a day-long food training workshop presented by Chef Cyndie Story, a registered dietitian and culinarian, who works primarily in school food service.

This training was part of a grant sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Healthy Schools, and highlighted fresh fruit and vegetable preparation. In addition to the training, participants in the Five Star Foods Grant program will receive funds to purchase new equipment for their school lunch programs.
Chef Story has a Ph.D. in food and lodging management obtained through Iowa State University’s Child Nutrition Leadership Academy.
She has presented numerous hands-on food safety and demonstration workshops throughout the U.S. Her specialties include quantity food preparation, recipe development, food safety, work simplification, fresh produce fabrication, nutrition, and merchandizing techniques that encourage customers to make healthier choices.
Cafeteria food service directors and managers from Coahoma, Hollandale, Sunflower and West Bolivar counties and Delta State’s dietetics students participated in the workshop which was held in the Ada Swindle Mitchell Foods Laboratory of James M. Ewing Hall.