Paring Food Costs: Comparing Apples to Apples


Webinar Wednesdays Logo

Paring Food Costs: Comparing Apples to Apples

SNF in partnership with Rich Products Corporation to host webinar on the Impact of Rising Food Costs

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) in partnership with Rich Products Corporation offered a FREE webinar on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, entitled “Paring Food Costs: Comparing Apples to Apples.” This webinar delved head-first into the food cost crisis by addressing problems currently faced by school nutrition directors in school districts of all sizes. Participants listened to three peers engage in a detailed, live dialogue on how they are addressing this issue in each of their districts. The webinar includes data from SNA’s TrendSETS study on food costs and provides resources for communicating information on the food cost crisis to parents, school officials, and other stakeholders.

To download a recording of this webinar, please click here.  If you are interested in receiving 1 SNA CEU credit for viewing this webinar, please be sure to read the instructions provided in the window that will pop up at the conclusion of the webinar.

Title: Paring Food Costs: Comparing Apples to Apples

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Time: 2:30 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Duration:  75 minutes (approximately)

rick logo small
This webinar is being brought to you by the School Nutrition Foundation in partnership with Rich Products Corporation


Shirley Brown, Ed.D, SNS
Director of National Training, Rich Products Corporation
Role/Perspective: Moderator

Mary Hill, SNS
Executive Director Jackson Public Schools, Jackson, MS
2008-2009 School Nutrition Foundation President
Role/Perspective: Major City District Director

Melanie Konarik, SNS
Director of Child Nutrition, Spring ISD, Houston, TX
SNA's 2008-2009 District of the Year winner
Role/Perspective: Large School District

Paul Yettaw, SNS
District Director, Lakeview School District, Battle creek, MI
Role/Perspective: Small School District

Materials and Resources

To download the PowerPoint presentation that will be used for this webinar, please click here

To download the Proof of Attendance, click here.

Tools SNA members can use to explain the impact of rising food costs on school meal programs:

Click here to read SNA's report on meal cost changes, entitled "Heats On: School Meals Under Financial Pressure"

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), CEU’s 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 for further information.

Upon completing the webinar, you will receive an email containing an attachment entitled "Proof of Attendance". 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. 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. Certificates of Completion will NOT be issued for this webinar."

What is a Webinar?

Webinars are really simple - all you need is a telephone to listen to the conference call portion and a computer with internet access to follow the visual slide presentation.

For questions regarding this webinar please contact SNA’s Service Center at

SNF’s Webinar Wednesday Series

This webinar is the first in SNF’s new “Wednesday Webinars” series and will be offered at no charge. Stay tuned to for information on upcoming Wednesday Webinars throughout the 2008-2009 school year.


Contact Us Advertise on SNA Site Map Media Center Privacy Policy

© 2000 - 2014 School Nutrition Association, All Rights Reserved