Education Session: Sunday

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SUNDAY 8:15 AM–9:15 AM

OPERATIONS

Roundtable Session: A Total Bidding Resource for the Entire Supply
Join this interactive session during which you will learn about a free procurement resource that allows school operators, manufacturers, distributors and brokers to work together. Foodservice professionals in schools will learn how to create specifications, find product information, issue bids, and analyze responses. Vendors will also learn how to get your product information into the database for schools, respond to bids using the procurement tool and simplify procurement.
Note: Space is limited.
Especially for: New Directors

ADMINISTRATION

First Timers Session
Is this your first time attending ANC? If so, this information gathering session will guide you in the right direction in order to make the most out of the conference. Join the ANC 2014 Program Chair Paul Becker and Co-Chair Renée Hanks as they provide a rundown of the highlights and events to participate in this year. Have all your questions answered about ANC!
For: First Timers Only

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Share Your Successes!
Kick off Sunday at ANC in Boston by sharing your successes from this past school year and learning about successes from peers from across the country. Whether it’s a new idea to get kids to eat healthy foods, a fun menu item, a new product introduced that kids love or some great training you’ve taken, join us at this roundtable discussion. The session will be “open mic” style and you have 90 seconds to share your success.

SUNDAY 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

OPERATIONS

Roundtable Session: A Total Bidding Resource for the Entire Supply Chain (REPEAT)
Join this interactive session during which you will learn about a free procurement resource that allows school operators, manufacturers, distributors and brokers to work together. Foodservice professionals in schools will learn how to create specifications, find product information, issue bids and analyze responses. Vendors will also learn how to get your product information into the database for schools, respond to bids using the procurement tool, and simplify procurement.
Note: Space is limited.
Especially for: New Directors

Overcoming Infrastructure, Training and Equipment Challenges
On the heels of its landmark Kitchen, Infrastructure and Training (KITS) study, The Pew Charitable Trusts has been working to identify innovative strategies for meeting school foodservice equipment, infrastructure and training needs. This session will highlight findings relevant to directors and managers who are managing budgets while addressing challenges. Topics discussed will include top needs of programs, creative approaches to meeting those needs and examples of promising practices from other operations around the country.
Especially for: New Directors

NUTRITION, NUTRITION EDUCATION & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Hot Topic! Don’t Get Salty: How to Reduce Sodium in Your Menus
This hot topic session will provide information about the sodium requirements, foods that are usually high in sodium, ways to incorporate lower sodium items in menus and what USDA Foods and industry are doing to provide foods with lower sodium content, as well as resources and training on practical methods to create lower-sodium menus.
Especially for: New Directors

Hot Topic! Energizing Your Students with School Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This Hot Topic session on meal pattern and guidance will teach you how to start your children’s day off right by discussing the latest guidance and resources available. You will learn about the breakfast requirements for SY2014-2015. Stay tuned for more exciting updates on serving healthy lunches so your students are ready to learn throughout the day.
Especially for: New Directors

Ensuring Compliance with the Meal Patterns
Come join the discussion regarding changes in the breakfast and lunch regulations and the impact of those changes on planning school menus. The session will include a panel discussion on utilizing the USDA spreadsheet and other resources to ensure district compliance of the meal patterns, as well as strategies used to train staff on preparing and serving a reimbursable meal.
Especially for: New Directors

Food Waste Among Elementary School Children: Challenges & Opportunities
This session will provide you with an overview of the total food waste and food waste by food component among elementary school children based on a study conducted in Montgomery County, MT following the implementation of the new National School Lunch Program nutrition standards. You will also learn about the implications of food waste, including nutrition and cost, and learn about opportunities to decrease food waste and improve food intake among young children.

ADMINISTRATION

Adding Pizazz to School Lunch—The New Look of School Meals
Do your school menus POP? Are your school meals eye candy? Join ChopChop Magazine and Action for Healthy Kids as they provide tips to foodservice staff on ways to create visually appealing menus, entrée titles and lunch trays. You will interact with and watch speakers make changes to web and paper menus to add pizazz and spice up a school lunch tray.

KEYS: Your Online Assessment and Benchmarking Tool
Come learn about the updates to SNA’s Keys to Excellence: Standards of Practice for Nutrition Integrity. The Keys to Excellence is designed to assist schools achieve nutrition integrity goals at the administrative, management and operational levels. This online assessment and benchmarking tool, through its standards of practice and indicators, defines national standards for quality programs and provides a framework for your continuous program review, evaluation and improvement.
Especially for: New Directors

No More Applications: Community Eligibility Can Transform Your Schools
Come learn the basic requirements of Community Eligibility! This session will address an alternative to collecting household applications for free and reduced price meals in high-poverty Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and schools. You will also learn about the requirements, responsibilities and resources for implementation and nationwide availability in 2014.
Especially for: New Directors

PAC Unpacked: The Importance of SNA’s Political Action Committee
Understand the ins and outs of what SNA’s PAC is and how it supports overall advocacy foals of SNA on Capitol Hill. You will be prepared to talk about the importance of PAC and the ways SNA carefully leverages member dollars to support child nutrition programs with Congress.

Roundtable Session: What Directors Want and Food Manufacturers Produce
Join this open discussion between a Food Service Director, Food Manufacturers and Dietician where you can learn ways to meet the new meal pattern requirements. You’ll receive guidance on meeting the sodium and whole grain requirements all while keeping flavor and taste intact and making kids happy!
Note: Space is limited.
Especially for: New Directors

RICHARD B. RUSSELL LEADERSHIP SERIES

SUNDAY 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Leadership: A Journey That Takes A Lifetime ©

Speaker: Katie Wilson, PhD, SNS

Understand your leadership style through an exploration of a variety of world leader examples. See the importance of being a motivator, communicator and builder as you review your leadership journey.

The Richard B. Russell Leadership Series (through the School Nutrition Foundation) was established in 2010 by the Georgia SNA in memory of Senator Richard B. Russell. Senator Russell was a passionate leader in school nutrition programs from the very beginning when Congress authorized the school lunch program now known as the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act of 1946. The Leadership Series honors three SNA past-presidents from the state of Georgia: Josephine Martin, Mary Nix and Nancy Rice.


SUNDAY 1:15 PM–2:15 PM

NUTRITION, NUTRITION EDUCATION & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Hot Topic! Don’t Get Salty: How to Reduce Sodium in Your Menus (REPEAT)
This Hot Topic session will provide information about the sodium requirements, foods that are usually high in sodium, ways to incorporate lower sodium items in menus, what USDA Foods and industry are doing to provide foods with lower sodium content and also resources and training on practical methods to create lower sodium menus.
Especially for: New Directors

Hot Topic! Energizing Your Students with School Breakfast and Lunch (REPEAT)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This Hot Topic session on meal pattern and guidance will teach you how to start your children’s day off right by discussing the latest guidance and resources available. You will learn about the breakfast requirements for SY2014-2015. Stay tuned for more exciting updates on serving healthy lunches so your students are ready to learn throughout the day.
Especially for: New Directors

Fight Hunger in Your Community with School Breakfast
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know that for vulnerable children, school breakfast is a lifeline for their health, future and our nation’s security. Hungry children aren’t just in third world countries; they are in your communities. Hear how Fuel Up to Play 60 and Share Our Strength can provide community support for breakfast. Learn how you can fight hunger while promoting schools breakfast.
Especially for: New Directors

ADMINISTRATION

2014 Legislative Update
The 2014 Legislative Update will provide you with the latest information regarding SNA’s legislative activities and plans for the upcoming 2015 Child Nutrition Reauthorization. SNA’s advocacy team will share what’s new and what’s on the horizon.
Especially for: New Directors

KEYS: Your Online Assessment and Benchmarking Tool (REPEAT)
Come learn about the updates to SNA’s Keys to Excellence Program. The Keys to Excellence is designed to assist schools achieve nutrition integrity goals at the administrative, management, and operational levels. This online assessment and benchmarking tool, through its standards of practice and indicators, defines national standards for quality programs and provides a framework for your continuous program review, evaluation, and improvement.
Especially for: New Directors

No More Applications: Community Eligibility Can Transform Your Schools
Come learn the basic requirements of Community Eligibility! This session will address an alternative to collecting household applications for free and reduced price meals in high-poverty LEAs and schools. You will also learn about the requirements, responsibilities and resources for implementation and nationwide availability in 2014.
Especially for: New Directors

The Science of Cost-Effective Menu Planning
School breakfast and lunch menus are the primary cost drivers for school nutrition program budgets, including food labor and even equipment! With the challenge of maintaining student participation while managing food costs to budget levels, it is critical that menus be evaluated for cost effectiveness and that student preferences are part of the menu-planning process. Come be a part of this very important session.
Especially for: New Directors

Roundtable Session: What Directors Want and Food Manufacturers Produce (REPEAT)
Join this open discussion between a Food Service Director, Food Manufacturers and Dietician where you can learn ways to meet the new meal pattern requirements. You’ll receive guidance on meeting the sodium and whole grain requirements all while keeping flavor and taste intact and making kids happy!
Note: Space is limited.

Win-Win Partnerships: School Nutrition and Out-of-School Time Programs
Come learn how out-of-school time programs are undergoing a shift as they realize the unique position they are in to improve the health and wellness of youth. Hear how partnering between schools and out-of-school time programs benefit youth while allowing the school nutrition department to seek reimbursement opportunities through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Roundtable Session: Fresh Customer Insights from Parents’ Online Behavior
This interactive roundtable discussion session will provide you with an insight on how to target your web marketing to meet the needs of your customers. Learn how to use social media, social marketing and websites (and solve the mystery of what parents are looking for on the web). This session will spotlight parents who have children with special needs and Latino families.
Note: Space is limited.
Especially for: New Directors

How ANC Can Help You Navigate the Regulations
Are you having concerns about new regulations? Do you need to know how to implement them successfully and not be a financial burden on your program? Are there ways to better manage new regulations? This session will assist you in identifying sessions you will want to attend during ANC as well as provide an opportunity to learn some innovative ideas to help meet your needs.

A panel of experts including Food Service Director, State Agency, Registered Dietitian and Industry Representative will identify topic related sessions, address any questions you may have and provide you information about Community Eligibility, Professional Standards, a legislative update, USDA Foods, promoting healthier foods, food allergies, SMART Snacks, and new meal pattern guidelines.

Lunchroom Magic—Boosting ADP with LTOs
A Limited Time Offer (LTO) is a great way to spike participation and excite customers within the confines of the new Meal Patterns. Adding a new twist to the menu for a limited time is a marketing technique used by all successful quick-serve restaurants for good reason. Come experience how a large urban district did just that. Boost your Average Daily Participation (ADP) by incorporating LTOs.

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120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745
servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org

Tel (301) 686-3100
Fax (301) 686-3115

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