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CNIC 2009 - Program Highlights

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Session Handouts 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Registration/What's New For You (WNFY) Registration

8:00 am–12:00 pm

SNS Credentialing Exam
The SNA Credentialing Program was created to enhance the professional image of leaders in school foodservice and nutrition. To register for the exam, contact the SNA Service Center at (800) 877-8822. For more information about the program and eligibility, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=132. The registration deadline for this exam is December 29, 2008.

1:00 pm–5:00 pm

MAJOR CITY PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION
Major Cities, Major Players: Reauthorization ‘09
Speakers: Cindy Long, Chief, Special Nutrition Analysis Branch, USDA Food & Nutrition Services; Marshall Matz, SNA Washington Counsel; Cathy Schuchart, SNA Staff Vice President of Child Nutrition and Policy
SNA and its members are primed to make history with the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2009. Come to this session and hear viewpoints from SNA and USDA and have the opportunity to share your own opinions regarding this major piece of legislation. Following the presentations, participants will break out into small groups for discussion and will reconvene to share the outcomes for possible inclusion in SNA’s 2009 Legislative Issue Paper. Cost: $99; CEUs: 4

1:00 pm–5:00 pm

DISTRICT DIRECTOR PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION
Touchdown! Creating a Winning Employee Management Game Plan
Speaker: Patricia Adams, Assistant Director, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Personnel management issues occur in every type of business. For school nutrition, the greatest frustration is the time they take from other operational responsibilities. This session will walk you through examples of working with difficult staffers, and then participants will have the opportunity to work together to develop a process for handling disciplinary issues as they arise. Templates for performance evaluations, disciplinary letters, job descriptions and more will be provided.
Cost: $99; CEUs: 4

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18
PERSPECTIVES IN CHILD NUTRITION

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Registration/What's New For You (WNFY) Registration

CyberStop Café
For your convenience, computers with Internet access will be available to you throughout CNIC. Log on to SNA’s website, www.schoolnutrition.org; check your e-mail; register for upcoming SNA conferences; and surf the web. Sponsored by Horizon Software International, LLC

8:30 am–9:30 am

First-Timers Session
Speaker: Sandra Ford, SNS, Director of Food Services, Manatee County (Fla.) School District; Kevin Woods, SNS, Education Marketing Manager, Hobart Corporation
From first-timers who are new to the CNIC experience to the veterans eager to welcome newcomers, this information-gathering session will guide you in the right direction in order to make the most of the conference. Get a rundown of the highlights and events and participate in sharing questions or success stories. Don’t miss this fun networking event!

10:00 am–11:45 am 

OPENING GENERAL SESSION
Authentic Conversations®: The Art of Persuasion
Speaker: Michael Foley, Founder, Clarity Central®
An internationally known speaker, trainer and consultant, Michael Foley is a leading authority in helping individuals discover the effectiveness of open, honest and authentic communication. He is the founder of Clarity Central, an organization dedicated to improving the success of professionals at every level. In this session, Foley will reveal innovative concepts for communicating in a variety of situations with clarity and power. Come learn to differentiate yourself by being candid, convincing and credible.

11:45 am–1:30 pm

Networking Lunch
Enjoy lunch and conversation with an industry host and a table full of your school nutrition peers. All attendees are welcome.

1:30 pm–2:00 pm

What’s New For You Sessions
Learn fresh ideas to jazz up your operation by attending one of these popular sessions! These small-group sessions introduce school nutrition professionals to a variety of innovative products and services either in development or recently introduced to the school market. Each 30-minute session provides valuable “face” time between industry presenters and operators, including Q&A opportunities, product demonstrations, food sampling and operator feedback. To view the list of 2009 What’s New For You participants, click on WNFY Sessions.

1:30 pm–2:00 pm

Industry Information Session
Stop by one of these six industry-focused sessions and prepare to unmask the secrets to school nutrition success! This year's sessions will include a variety of topics, as well as an opportunity for industry to discuss key issues with a panel of directors.

2:15 pm–3:30 pm

GENERAL SESSION
What Kids Are Eating—Trends and Challenges
Speaker: Jen Lewi, SNA Staff Vice President of Marketing; Warren Solochek, Vice President of Client Development, The NPD Group, Inc.
You won’t want to miss this session covering the latest trends and research about what kids are eating. Learn about more about how school nutrition programs are overcoming the challenge of increased costs. Sponsored by General Mills

3:45 pm–4:15 pm

What’s New For You Sessions
See earlier description.

Industry Information Session
See earlier description.

5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Leadership in School Nutrition (LISN) Awards Reception
Brought to you by the National Dairy Council
The LISN Award promotes positive partnerships between dairy processors and schools through innovations in milk programming using kid-appealing plastic packaging. Join your colleagues in honoring the innovative school districts and dairy processors who have helped enhance the school milk experience. All CNIC participants are invited to attend this reception.

6:30 pm–9:30 pm

20th Annual FAME Awards Reception and Dinner
Brought to you by Basic American Foods, Hobart Corporation, Schwan’s Food Service and Tyson Foods
The stars of school nutrition will be shining brightly at the Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Awards ceremony. Several school nutrition professionals will receive awards for their unparalleled leadership, service and spirit.

A reception begins at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and the FAME Awards ceremony. End the evening with a dessert party. Look for more details in your onsite conference packet. Make sure the FAME Awards are on your CNIC agenda, as it’s sure to be an evening to remember. (NOTE: All conference participants, including industry representatives, are invited.) 

MONDAY, JANUARY 19
GOING GREEN

7:00 am–7:45 am

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Registration/What’s New For You (WNFY) Registration

CyberStop Café
Sponsored by Horizon Software International, LLC

8:00 am–9:30 am

GENERAL SESSION
How Can Schools Go Green?
Speaker: Marsha Cuddeback, Director of the Office of Community Design and Development, School of Architecture, Louisiana State University
Across the United States, school districts large and small are turning to “green” building design, technologies and operational strategies. Come learn more about the green schools movement and its potential benefits, and hear from operators who have successfully moved toward an environmentally friendly school nutrition program. Sponsored by Hobart Corporation

9:45 am–10:15 am

What’s New For You Sessions
See earlier description.

9:45 am–10:15 am

Industry Information Session
See earlier description.

10:30 am–12:00 pm

GENERAL SESSION
Save Money By Going Green: Sustainable Kitchen Design
Speaker: Paul MacKesey, Foodservice Design and Management Consultant, MacKesey and Associates, LLC; Scott Reitano, Principal, Foodservice Solution Group
From energy-efficient designs to high-efficiency equipment, going “green" is definitely “in.” But with so many choices available, how do you select the best options for your program? This session will detail the innovative technologies that use less energy, require less water and reduce waste.

12:15 pm–12:45 pm

What’s New For You Sessions
See earlier description.

12:15 pm–12:45 pm  

Industry Information Session
See earlier description.

12:45 pm–2:00 pm

Lunch on you own

2:00 pm–5:00 pm

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES 
On Monday afternoon, CNIC attendees may choose to volunteer their time to a Helping Hands event or participate in a facilitated discussion on emergency preparedness. Please make sure you select one of these activities when registering for CNIC.

Coping with Catastrophe—When (Natural) Disaster Strikes
Speaker: Beth Hanna, SNS, Director, West Des Moines (Iowa) Community School District
Does your school nutrition operation have an emergency plan in place should the worst happen? As school nutrition professionals, you must be prepared to respond immediately. Come hear the experiences of three directors who found themselves in the midst of a disaster, and learn how a little preparation can go a long way.

Helping Hands Volunteer Opportunity
CNIC attendees are invited to spend the afternoon restoring local schools that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Roll up your sleeves and come lend a hand at New Orleans Public Schools and the Archdiocese of New Orleans, where you will be tasked with anything from unpacking and shelving books, to planting trees and painting.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20
EFFICIENCIES IN DOING BUSINESS

7:00 am–7:45 am

Breakfast Grab 'n' Go

7:00 am–4:00 pm


Registration/What’s New For You (WNFY) Registration

CyberStop Café
Sponsored by Horizon Software International, LLC

8:00 am–9:30 am

GENERAL SESSION
Food Costs: What’s Around the Bend?

Speaker: Orion Samuelson, Agricultural Services Director, WGN Radio
Orion Samuelson is one of America's most trusted agricultural authorities, most widely known for his syndicated radio programs “National Farm Report” and “Samuelson Sez.” His life-long commitment to agriculture has been recognized by organizations worldwide, and in 2003, he was inducted to the Radio Hall of Fame. Samuelson will reflect on the current state of agriculture and provide insight into the future of food costs.

9:45 am–10:15 am

What’s New For You Sessions
See earlier description.

9:45 am–10:15 am

Industry Information Session
See earlier description.

10:30 am–11:30 am

GENERAL SESSION
Within Reach: An Efficient School Nutrition Supply Chain
Supply Chain Task Force Chairs: Leo Lesh, SNS, Executive Director, Denver (Colo.) Public Schools; Patrick McCoy, SNS, Vice President Field Sales, Schwan’s Food Service
SNA’s Board of Directors has identified supply chain efficiencies as a top priority issue. In response, a task force of directors, state agency personnel and industry members was assembled to develop tools and resources that will help in planning and procurement along the school nutrition supply chain. Come to this session to hear about these efforts and learn successful practices to lower your supply chain costs.

11:45 am–12:15 pm

What’s New For You Sessions
See earlier description.

Industry Information Session
See earlier description.

12:30 pm–1:30 pm 

Working Lunch: Hot Topics
This is a unique opportunity for school nutrition professionals and industry representatives to discuss the critical issues impacting the K-12 school nutrition segment. Be prepared to examine to examine a different challenge with each dish served!

1:45 pm–2:45 pm

GENERAL SESSION
Stop, Look & Listen! Hot Topics for 2009

SNA Executive Committee Panel: Nancy Rice, SNS, Director School Nutrition Division, Georgia Department of Education; Dora Rivas, SNS, Executive Director, Dallas (Texas) Independent School District; Katie Wilson, PhD, SNS, Food Service Director, Onalaska (Wis.) School District
This session is designed to engage CNIC attendees in sharing their experiences in confronting today’s top challenges. Each table will be given three topics to discuss, and at the session's conclusion, each group will present their possible solutions to these obstacles.

2:45 pm–3:00 pm 

Refreshment Break

3:00 pm–4:30 pm 

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
Keeping Your Sanity Through It All

Speaker: Marcia Wallace, Actor and Comedienne
Marcia Wallace has been making people laugh for 30 years—from her acclaimed role as Carol Kester on “The Bob Newhart Show,” to her Emmy Award-winning role as Bart’s teacher, Edna Krabappel, on “The Simpsons.” She also is the author of Don’t Look Back, We’re Not Going That Way, a laugh-out-loud narrative of her life that details her battle with breast cancer and other life challenges. Come discover what makes this successful entertainer tick as she shares her inspiring message of hope, encouragement and laughter.

6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Closing Event at the National World War II Museum
Come celebrate the American spirit at the National World War II Museum, a remarkable attraction that illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. From the Normandy invasion to the sands of Pacific Islands and the Home Front, the museum brings to life the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war and changed the world.


 
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