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Education and Training Videos

Watch our four-part educational video series and earn your Continuing Education Credit at the same time! Chef Garrett Berdan, RDN, LD walks you through potato-centric information to help shape your knowledge of the potato industry and how potatoes can help power the performance of your school operation.

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SNA Webinar: Potatoes: From Seeds to Your School Cafeteria

SNA partnered with Potatoes USA for an informative webinar on the versatile potato where you will hear from Culinary Nutrition Consultant, Garrett Berdan, RDN, and Rachael Lynch, MS, RD. During this webinar you will be guided through growing and harvesting in the school setting, preparation, serving ideas and provided with recipes.
Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDs/DTRs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the benefits of including potatoes and other vegetables in school meals.
  • Identify methods used for growing and harvesting potatoes in a school setting.
  • Identify school recipe applications for fresh, frozen and dehydrated potatoes.

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Growing Potatoes At Your School

How Potatoes Are Grown & Harvested

This video is designed to educate school foodservice operators about how potatoes are grown and harvested on an industrial scale, and how potatoes can be grown at a school operation. Chef Garrett Berdan chats with real potato growers about their process and challenges, and offers helpful tips for school foodservice operators when it comes to ordering and preparing potatoes.

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Potatoes 101

This video is designed to cover the basics of purchasing and preparing fresh, frozen and dehydrated potatoes for schools. Chef Garrett Berdan covers the unique attributes of the seven main fresh potato types, frozen potatoes and dehydrated potatoes.

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Experimenting with Fresh, Frozen and Dehydrated Potatoes

This video is designed to explain the fundamentals of purchasing and preparing potatoes to use with three recipe demonstrations per potato form, including fresh, frozen and dehydrated potatoes. Operators will also learn about potato nutrition and research, helping them answer the question, “Why menu potatoes?”

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Potatoes, A to Z

This video offers a one-stop shop to potato information for schools. Chef Garrett Berdan walks operators through potato nutrition information, how potatoes fit into USDA’s school meal programs and school recipe inspiration—from A to Z.

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