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Make Your Way to Excellence and Become a District of Excellence

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SNF in partnership with National Dairy Council to host this special webinar, Make Your Way to Excellence and Become a District of Excellence

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) in partnership with the National Dairy Council will be offering a FREE special webinar on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 2:30 to 3:45 PM EST, entitled “Make Your Way to Excellence and Become a District of Excellence”. This is not being offered on Wednesday as a “Wednesday Webinar”.

Overview

You do not want to miss this opportunity to find out why you want to be a District of Excellence! Join SNA President and SNF Board Member, Dora Rivas to learn how the Keys to Excellence Best Practice Standards and the District of Excellence program can help you benchmark your program and elevate its public image in your community. Melanie Konarik will discuss how Spring ISD’s recognition in 2008 as a District of Excellence and District of the Year boosted the professional image of school nutrition staff and services among district administration and staff as well as the community at large. SNF will also share practical tips for submitting a successful District of Excellence application and increasing your chances of being named the 2010 District of the Year. The Keys to Excellence program has been the foundation of SNA’s certification program and SNF’s professional development efforts for over 15 years.

Title: Make Your Way to Excellence and Become a District of Excellence

Date: December 3, 2009

Time: 2:30 PM EST/1:30 PM CST/12:30 PM MST/11:30 AM PST

Duration: 75 minutes (approximately)

view the webinar recording

Webinar Documents

Objectives

Learn how to:

  • Benchmark your program using SNA's Keys to Excellence Best Practice Standards
  • Become a District of Excellence and elevate your program's image

The webinar will also feature:

  • How one district's recognition impacted public relations and community engagement efforts
  • Tips for submitting a successful District of Excellence application
  • Why you want to be a District of Excellence

 

Presenters/speakers

  • Joanne Kinsey, SNS
    Director of School Nutrition Services, Chesapeake Public Schools, Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Dora Rivas, MS, RD, SNS
    Executive Director, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas
    President of SNA
  • Kathleen Glindmeier, MBA, RD, SNS
    Director of Nutrition and Wellness, Paradise Valley Unified School District, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Melanie Konarik, MS, SNS
    Director of Child Nutrition, Spring Independent School District, Houston, Texas
  • Jane Hentzler, RD, SNS
    Director of Nutrition Services, Lee's Summit R-7, Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • Lori Danella, SNS
    Nutrition Coordinator, Lee's Summit R-7, Lee's Summit, Missouri

SNA CEU Credit

SNA members may earn 1 continuing education unit (CEU) for participating in the webinar. As this webinar is NOT an SNA-sponsored event, but rather is sponsored by the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), CEUs will NOT be automatically recorded in the SNA database. According to the SNA CEU Guidelines, for non-SNA-sponsored events individuals are required to maintain their own documentation of credits earned. Please see SNA’s CEU Guidelines at http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=9764 for further information.

Proof of Attendance

A proof of attendance form will be available for all participants immediately following the live webinar. Please print this "Proof of Attendance" document and save it for your records as it will serve as verification in the event you are asked to provide CEU documentation for an SNA Certification Audit. Certificates of Completion will NOT be issued for this webinar.

If more than one person viewed the webinar at your computer, please print a separate copy of this document for each individual interested in earning SNA CEU credit for their participation in the webinar. For further information, please refer to the section entitled "SNA CEU Credit" above.

What is a Webinar?

Webinars are really simple - all you need is a computer with internet access and working speakers.

For questions regarding this webinar please contact SNA’s Service Center at servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org

SNF’s Webinar Wednesday Series

SNF offers webinars as both Special Webinars and Webinar Wednesdays. Though all webinars feature timely information on current topics, Special webinars focus on topics of greatest priority to SNA and SNF. Stay tuned to www.schoolnutrition.org/webinars for information on upcoming Wednesday Webinars.


 
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