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Chef Cyndie Story PhD, RDN, CC, SNS
Dr. Cyndie Story has been a member of the USDA Produce Safety University teaching team since its inaugural year in 2010. Cyndie is a registered dietitian and certified chef with a PhD in Food and Lodging Management. She and her K-12 Culinary Team work together to bring their skills and experience in developing a culinary systems approach to enhance school nutrition operations. The team has a combined skill set that includes food safety, culinary arts, nutrition, kitchen operations, recipe development, and adult education programs. The White House recognized Chef Cyndie with a Champion of Change award in 2011 and she received the 2018 Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics School Nutrition Services DPG Award of Excellence.
Lauren McClean
Food Safety Specialist @USDA Office of Food Safety
Lauren obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology at Temple University and has 7 years of experience in food safety, environmental health and public health. During Lauren's time with the Department of Public Health in the City of Philadelphia, her duties included: providing training, conducting various regulatory activities throughout the jurisdiction, supervising environmental health and food safety staff and activities, and serving as the primary emergency responder for the city during on-call hours. In her current role, Lauren contributes to the Office of Food Safety’s mission to protect people served by FNS programs from foodborne illness by developing food safety education, training and technical assistance resources to support child nutrition program operators. This work is done through the incorporation of science-based food safety research and knowledge, as well as collaboration with external food safety partners.