White House-endorsed chef leads nutrition training for school directors

White House Champion of Change Garet Berdan shares healthy recipes with operators.

March 26—A joint training by Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs and the Oregon Dairy Council featuring Oregon dietitian and White House Champion of Change Garrett Berdan taught school nutrition operators how to perform Confident Cooking the My Plate Way.

Leslie Collier, the food service manager for Tenas Illahee Childcare Center in Tillamook, says she is a big fan of Berdan’s recipes because he regularly reaches for color in the form of fruits and vegetables and infuses them into virtually every dish on the menu while simultaneously integrating USDA commodities into child nutrition and school-lunch programs.