ANc 2010 Ed Sess

Pre-Conference | Sunday | Monday Tuesday Wednesday

* Denotes an Education Session that is being recorded to video. These sessions will be available online after the conference has ended.


2:15 pm–3:15 pm


A Blueprint for Handling Food Allergies
The issue of keeping allergic children safe in school is more challenging than ever as greater numbers are at risk every year. In this session, you will learn the basic concepts related to food allergies and the action steps you can take. Intended Audience: All

Commodity Processing 101
Learn basic steps to process bulk USDA foods, including specific requirements for different types of foods. Hear about value-pass-through systems, record-keeping requirements and streamlining through new regulations. Sections from the updated Recipient Agency Processing Handbook will be highlighted. Intended Audience: M, D, MC, S, C, I

Cutting the Cash from Student Accounts
This session will show you how to educate parents on the advantages of utilizing online payment systems, plus the importance of viewing account balances, purchasing healthy meals and understanding school meal nutrition. Participants also will learn how to inform parents about the advantages of applying for meal benefits online. Intended Audience: E, M, D, MC, S, C


The ABCs of Sweeteners: A Science-based Discussion *
Integrate the latest consumer insights regarding parent perceptions and attitudes toward sweeteners into long-range planning for the development of food and beverages that meet state-mandated legislation. The session will offer a keen understanding of the research on sweeteners and how this applies to children’s diets. Intended Audience: D, MC, S


Boot Scootin’ for Wellness
You, your staff and your colleagues need to focus on personal wellness in order to be effective role models for students. Identify personal wellness goals and objectives and learn how to demonstrate several country-western line dances for fun and heart-pumping group activities. Intended Audience: All

Serving Up Sensible Foods and Beverages in Schools
Participants will learn how to align national resources from a variety of organizations with specific solutions to assist in facilitating and integrating healthier food and beverage changes. This session will feature best practices and resources in nutrition education, student engagement, state-level policies, gaining administrative support, communication and marketing. Intended Audience: All

Simple Solutions for Dealing with Difficult People
Is there someone in your workplace who drives you crazy? If your answer is “yes,” then you won’t want to miss this session! Learn to recognize conflicts before they escalate, diffuse issues quickly and, most important, create a better environment through improved relations. Intended Audience: All

SNA 2010 Legislative Activities and Update
Child Nutrition Reauthorization efforts continue and SNA has been at the forefront of seeking inclusion of Association priorities as part of that process. This session will highlight SNA's efforts, provide an update on the Reauthorization process and show you how you can assist in advocacy efforts to ensure a strong bill in 2010. Whether you represent a school or business, your role in these efforts is critical. Intended Audience: D, MC, S, C, I


Let's Move!
First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign, a high-priority initiative to address childhood obesity within a generation, has engaged every sector impacting children's health to provide schools, families and communities with tools to help kids be more active, eat better and get healthy. USDA and SNA are among the many partners of the HealthierUS component of the initiative and have committed to doubling the number of HealthierUS schools during the next year, with more dramatic increases to follow in years to come. Come learn about the strategies, partnerships and incentives to encourage more schools to take the HealthierUS challenge, as well as what you can do to be part of the "Let's Move!" movement. Intended Audience: All

NSLW 2010: What’s on Your Tray?
Does a healthy and balanced school lunch leave your students energized, chilled or feeling strong? Find out with the National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2010 profile quiz! Learn more about the “School Lunch—What’s on Your Tray?” theme and the SNA tools available to help you celebrate NSLW in your school. Plus, members will be on hand to share how they promoted NSLW in 2009. Intended Audience: E, M, D, MC

3:30 pm–4:30 pm


Cool It! Best Practices for Cooling Food in Schools
Is it time to reevaluate the cooling procedures used in your school nutrition operation? During this session, participants will learn best practices for cooling and will have the opportunity to compare their current methods with other effective practices. Intended Audience: E, M, D, MC

Driving Down Costs in a Challenging Economy
This presentation will show participants how to implement proper inventory management systems and engage vendors in win-win partnerships. Establishing effective procurement processes and reducing costs using production records and receipt management also will be discussed. Intended Audience: M, D, MC

Managing Commodity Inventory to Reduce Costs
Inventory control and maintenance at the state or processor level can add significant costs to USDA foods. Learn when and how inventories are reduced and how to monitor reduction of raw commodities returned in finished end-products. Participants will understand their responsibilities for monitoring value-pass-through systems and receive guidance for working with your state agency and/or vendors to improve the process. Intended Audience: D, MC, S, I


Hats Off to You and All of the Nutrition Nonsense
You thought you were applying to prepare and serve meals to kids. Instead, you have been asked to wear a multitude of hats! This session will offer a light-hearted look at personal nutrition and how it relates to the evolution of school nutrition jobs over the years. Intended Audience: E, M

Nutrition Education: Tips & Tricks for Engaging Staff
Learn to develop exercises and activities that engage adult learners and help your staff understand important nutrition concepts. Attendees will be able to design training lessons modeled on successful examples. Intended Audience: M, D, MC

Spicing up School Snacks for Better Health
This presentation will explain how to apply cost-effective, unique snacking techniques in schools to influence better eating behaviors and nutrition. Understand how simple changes can contribute effectively to weight loss and improvements in health in high-risk students. Also, learn how to improve fruit and vegetable intake in schools. Intended Audience: E, M, D, MC, S


Boot Scootin’ for Wellness
You, your staff and your colleagues need to focus on personal wellness in order to be effective role models for students. Identify personal wellness goals and objectives and learn how to demonstrate several country-western line dances for fun and heart-pumping group activities. Intended Audience: All

The CN Label: What’s it Worth to You?
Learn the current state of the CN Labeling Program, which is in the process of a major change, with oversight transferring from FNS to AMS. Evaluating purchasing decisions relative to CN labeling also will be discussed and industry will be able to view the CN Labeling Program from a school district perspective. Intended Audience: D, MC, S, I


Keys to Growing Local Membership
Need help injecting new life into your local SNA chapter? This presentation will focus on providing key ideas for increasing membership, expanding activity choices and making meeting experiences more fun and interesting for members. Intended Audience: All

Who Didn’t Eat Today? Reaching Underserved Populations *
There is no question that well-nourished children are better prepared to learn, but how can you be sure those in your community are getting the nourishment they need? This session will help you identify those missing students and plan ways to include them in your programs. Intended Audience: M, D, MC, S

Note: All education sessions are subject to change. Refer to the onsite ANC Program Guide for specific session times and other details.


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