OPERATIONSThe Academic Success of a Universal Breakfast Program
This session will examine the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) scores of third- and fourth-grade students at Unicoi County (Tenn.) Schools versus the state’s mean TCAP scores for the same grade levels. The importance of universal breakfast in regard to improving standardized test scores will be stressed. Intended Audience: M, D, MC, S, C
Process HACCP – Hard to Process?
Come learn how to easily incorporate the process approach to HACCP documentation into recipe and meal production. Participants will share real-life experiences with “process HACCP” and ask questions. Walk away with examples of easy-to-implement recipes and menus, including a week of menu production schedules. Intended Audience: E, M, D, MC
Food Allergy Breakthroughs: Keeping Nutritious Foods on the Menu
Find out about promising work being conducted at the Consortium of Food Allergy Research, an alliance of six major research centers, on how anaphylaxis occurs, how food sensitivities are characterized and new strategies for managing food allergies. Also, attendees will hear about the latest research breakthroughs regarding peanut allergies. Intended Audience: AllNUTRITIONGet in Sync With Garden-based Nutrition Education
Take a closer look at USDA Team Nutrition’s latest garden-based resources for schools, including the Grow It! program. You will get a sneak peek into the fruits and vegetables that can be grown in school gardens, easily prepared and tasted by students, and featured as part of classroom-based nutrition education projects. Intended Audience: E, M, D, MC, SADMINISTRATIONBubba Gump Management—Tennessee Style
Learn how one positive customer experience at a Bubba Gump’s restaurant led to a dramatic shift in management and operation for Tennessee’s state agency, and how similar changes can be applied at all levels of school nutrition, from individual schools to the district to the state and to industry. Come explore this fun, customer-focused way to assess your own business! Intended Audience: AllGood Leaders Are Like Elephants!
This innovative training will take a look at the effective leadership qualities of elephants and guide you in integrating these qualities into your daily work to improve performance and productivity. Be ready to laugh, learn and take home a trunkload of new skills. Intended Audience: All
COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETINGHow to Pack a Lunch Room
Are you listening to your customers? This presentation will highlight how understanding the needs of your customers and working to exceed their expectations can help you enhance your operation. You will leave with customer-driven strategies you can apply immediately in the workplace to help increase participation. Intended Audience: All
Marketing Is in the Bag
Put on your thinking cap and join an award-winning school nutrition director for an interactive lesson in engaging marketing approaches for school meals. You will leave with a “bag” full of information and ideas on how to successfully get the good word out about your cafeteria offerings! Intended Audience: E, M, D, MC
NEW! Too Few Cooks in the Kitchen and Culinary Talent Down the Drain?
Chef networks can be beneficial to your program in multiple ways, whether they are part of your full-time staff or volunteering from the community. Join chefs from the SNA’s Chef’s Table initiative to hear how you can establish your own network of culinary talent specific to levels of engagement that make sense for your school meal initiatives—from the cafeteria to the classroom to outside the school walls. Discussion will examine case studies of chefs working in school kitchens everyday, as well as chefs working to create advocacy and systemic change. Intended Audience: All
Working Collaboratively to Address Childhood Obesity
The leaders of the country’s foremost health, nutrition, school, government and non-government organizations are joining forces to address the childhood obesity crisis. Such a multi-faceted approach strengthens the impact of solutions and divides the responsibility for achieving a common goal. Examples of resources to support local activation efforts, such as Fuel Up to Play 60, will be reviewed. Intended Audience: D, MC, S, I