ANC 2011 Edu Session hdr


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The 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: All

Get 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, S

Bubba 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: All

Good 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

How 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

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
NEW! New & Improved: SNA’s Supply Chain Toolkit
SNA is premiering its new and improved Supply Chain Toolkit at ANC! Come learn more about this customizable and secure web-based resource loaded with templates for budget planning, menu planning, procurement and more. Available for free to all SNA members, this toolkit will be revised and updated continuously to provide you with the information you need to achieve an efficient and effective supply chain. Intended Audience: M, D, MC

Iowa Gold Cycle Menu: A Medalist in Menu Planning Resources
Developed to meet the standards and requirements of the Institute of Medicine, Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA, as well as the criteria of the HealthierUS School Challenge, the Iowa Gold Cycle Menu and HACCP-based standardized recipes were pilot tested in the state during Fall 2010. Come learn more about this 5-week cycle menu and how it incorporates local items and USDA Foods. Challenges and strategies for success will be presented, along with copies of menus, recipes and merchandising materials. Intended Audience: E, M, D, MC, I

Making it Happen: Direct Certification for Every Eligible Child
Learn how states are using technology to improve direct certification rates for children in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) households. Explore funding opportunities for direct certification automation programs and learn about technical assistance that is available. Intended Audience: M, D, MC, S

Tracking Your Inventory From Your Door to the Dining Room
This session combines the inventory tracking required in recalls and other food emergencies with classic inventory management best practices. Learn how inventory management and other inventory control tasks can be made easier with automation and technology. Intended Audience: M, D, MC, S

Education 101: Teaching Your Staff and Students about Food Choices
Learn how nutrition education can increase interest in new foods, as well as enhance participation, as those food choices are introduced. Also, discover the many resources available to you to make nutrition education fun and simple. Intended Audience: All

NEW! The Image of Processed Foods
With the growing focus on finding solutions to the problem of childhood obesity, many are calling for the end of processed foods in school cafeterias. But do they really know what they are asking for? This session will provide objective information about what processed foods are all about and the pros and cons of including them on your school menus. Intended Audience: M, D, MC

The Global Child Nutrition Foundation in Context
GCNF is part of a vast network of organizations that includes USDA, USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UN World Food Programme and the World Bank working to feed world’s most needy children. Come learn about GCNF’s essential role in helping developing countries provide school meals to the more than 66 million primary school-aged children who attend classes hungry—as well as the 72 million children who do not attend school at all. This session will include photos from the countries where GCNF has made a significant impact. Intended Audience: All

Expanding School Breakfast: Bringing Everyone to the Table
Learn about the efforts of the School Nutrition Foundation, Food Research and Action Center, National Education Association and National Association of Elementary School Principals to expand universal in-classroom breakfast in five major city districts. You will walk away with a solid understanding of the importance of coalition building, as well as key strategies for taking your breakfast program to the next level. Intended Audience: M, D, MC

Generating Excitement by Getting Back to Basics
Chef Jimmy Gherardi will share his thoughts on how catering to the kids who already drive participation can make a difference in running a successful lunch program. Get insight into what’s hot with kids today and learn what you can do to improve your current offerings to generate excitement. Intended Audience: E, M, D, MC, I

Let’s Move With New Approaches in Nontraditional Schools
Come hear an overview of the Georgia Department of Education–School Nutrition Division’s active role in promoting and marketing participation in federal school nutrition programs among nontraditional (state, charter and private) schools throughout the United States. 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.