Pre-Conference Workshops

1. Nutrition
2. Operations
3. Administration
4. Communications & Marketing

Make the most of this year’s conference by creating a schedule of education sessions unique to your needs and interests by referring to the Target Audience Key:

E: Employee
M: Manager
D: District Director/Supervisor
MC: Major City Director/Supervisor
SA: State Agency
C: College
I: Industry

Pre-registration is required for all pre-conference sessions. Sessions may be canceled if not full. If canceled, registrants will be offered alternate courses or receive a full refund by mail after the conference concludes. Please register by June 3. SNA advises pre-conference registrants to wait to make schedule-dependent transportation plans until May 1, 2016.

Start your learning exploration a day early with these exciting pre-conference workshops. These sessions are a great way to stay ahead of the curve by gaining access to information you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, you’ll earn while you learn. All ANC attendees who attend the full conference will earn 12+ or training hours for Professional Standards, across all four key areas (Nutrition, Operations, Administration, Communications & Marketing).

Saturday, July 8, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

A Proper Procurement Pays
Speakers: Representatives from USDA
Join representatives from USDA to get the facts on competitive procurement procedures. In this interactive session, understand the required procurement methods, how to develop effective written procurement procedures, gain tips from other operators and participate in hands-on learning activities to apply the methods.
Cost: $99; CEUs: 4; Key Area: 2
Target Audience: M, D, MC, SA

School Nutrition Ethics: What Should You Do?
Speakers: Toni Aiken; Kathy Burrill, SNS; Beth Egan, RD, SNS
Take part in SNA’s new training program, “What Should You Do? Ethical Decision-Making in School Nutrition,” and learn how to make ethics a core component to managing your program and leading your school nutrition team.
Cost: $99: CEUs: 4; Key Area: 3
Target Audience: D, MC, SA

Secrets of #SchoolNutrition Branding: Beyond Meals on Trays
Speakers: Dayle Hayes, RD; Jeanne Reilly, SNS; Stefanie Dove 
This intensive, hands-on workshop will allow participants to explore all aspects of branding a school nutrition program. You will learn the most effective strategies for developing a mission, vision and core values, as well as creating logos, a tagline and media content without spending a fortune. Using case studies and step-by-step activities, each participant will develop a brand action plan specific to the needs of their district and program.
Cost: $99: CEUs: 4; Key Area: 4
Target Audience: M, D, MC, SA

Saturday, July 8, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Food Safety in Schools SESSION FULL!
Food safety is always a priority in school nutrition! Take advantage of this free training opportunity with the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) to get a refresher on safe and proper food-handling, receiving, preparation, storage and employee-hygiene procedures. (Limited seating, lunch not included).
Cost: Complimentary; CEUs: 8; Key Area: 2
Target Audience: E, M

State Agency Pre-Conference Workshop
This two-part, 8-hour pre-conference workshop will be held for state agency personnel. Register for one or both!

Part 1: Administrative Review Data is Going Local: The New FNS-640
Sat., July 8, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
State agencies: Stay up to date on how the new FNS-640 report is going local. Highlights include more site-level data, as well as a better understanding of the causes of program error and improper payments. Hear more about the required data elements, as well as the experiences of several state agencies on how they have integrated the revised form into their current systems.
Cost: $99 (Lunch included.)
Target Audience: SA

Part 2: Strategies That Work! Team Up to Enhance School Nutrition Programs in Your State
Sat., July 8, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
USDA’s Team Up for School Nutrition Success (Team Up) initiative provides a unique learning experience that serves to enhance schools’ foodservice operations by providing training and peer-to-peer mentorship to school nutrition professionals who want to maintain a healthy environment and strong student meal program participation. USDA and ICN have brought customized Team Up trainings to over 48 states, directly resulting in more school nutrition professionals being equipped with the knowledge, skills, tools, and peer and allied organization support in planning, preparing, and serving nutritious meals and making strides toward successful, financially stable school meal programs. This session will help guide state agencies on how to successfully implement training programs based on the Team Up model.
Cost: Complimentary
Target Audience: SA

Supervisory Skill Development for Managers
Speaker: Carol Gilbert, SNS
Back by popular demand! Today, managers and supervisors are asked to do more with less. This highly interactive workshop focuses on discovering the inner leader in YOU! From understanding your communication style and the traits of others, you will identify workload organization and practice task delegation, address ways to implement change and handle conflict. Finally, you will practice personal leadership traits as you prepare to head back to school. Start the year with a toolbox of new supervisory skills, to keep you energized and ready to lead! (Lunch included.)
Cost: $150; CEUs: 8; Key Area: 3
Target Audience: D, M

Saturday, July 8, 8:30 am-2:00 pm

Farm to Table: A Fresh New Approach to School Meals
Speaker: Chef Sharon Schaefer 
Join us for an action-packed pre-conference session focused on one of the hottest food trends—farm to table. This dynamic workshop will feature several stops with a farm to school focus. First, attendees will tour two gardens affiliated with Decatur City (Ga.) Public Schools, followed by a chef-led tour of one the Atlanta area’s best farmer’s markets. Top it all off with a hands-on demonstration by Chef Sharon Schaefer who will guide attendees on how to use these fresh ingredients to create their own culinary creations! Come learn how to incorporate fresh herbs, veggies, and fruits into your school food program.
(Lunch provided. *Please note attendees will utilize hands-on training led by a chef to prepare/create their own lunch. Some light walking outdoors in warm temperatures will be required so attendees should plan accordingly—be sure to bring a bottle of water and sunscreen. **Please note that the bus will begin boarding at 7:30 am. The bus will leave at 8:00 am SHARP so please be sure to be onboard.)
Cost: $150: CEUs: TBD; Key Area: 1
Target Audience: M, D, MC

Saturday, July 8, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Planning Menus with A Chef’s Edge SESSION FULL!
Speakers: Rachel Petragilia; Karen Hallford, RD 
Join Gwinnett County school chefs as they help attendees gather ideas on culinary techniques and effective ways to guarantee flavors that will positively impact your school nutrition program with hands-on techniques featuring cooking demonstrations. (School lunch and transportation provided.) (Offsite)
Cost: $150; CEUs: 4; Key Area: 1
Target Audience: M, D, MC, SA

Saturday, July 8, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Authentic Leadership: Begin Your Journey
Speaker: Julie de Ranitz
The need for leadership is increasingly apparent in these changing times. Our workplaces, communities and personal lives benefit from the presence of a leader that demonstrates both character and competence. Authentic Leadership discovers the leader inside all of us by fostering a new self-awareness and the ability to genuinely connect with others. Learn how leading yourself, leading others and leading forward can transform you into an authentic leader.
Cost: $99; CEUs: 8; Key Area: 3
Target Audience: M, D, MC, SA

Boosting Your #SchoolNutrition Brand: Personalized Expert Coaching
Speakers: Dayle Hayes, RD; Jeanne Reilly SNS; Stefanie Dove
This Branding 201 workshop is specifically designed for school nutrition professionals who want to enhance an existing program brand or for those who have taken the morning “Secrets of #SchoolNutrition Branding” class. School nutrition leaders with established, outstanding brands will present their tips for success. Workshop size will be limited and each participant will receive one-on-one coaching on specific strategies to use in enhancing their school nutrition brand.
Cost: $99; CEUs: 4; Key Area: 4
Target Audience: M, D, MC, SA

Saturday, July 8, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Saturday, July 8, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

USDA’s and ICN’s Team Up for School Nutrition Success (Team Up) initiative serves to enhance schools’ foodservice operations by providing training and peer-to-peer mentorship to school nutrition professionals. At ANC, directors will have a unique opportunity to attend Team Up trainings focused on increasing participation in school meals.

Directors can attend one or both 4-hour pre-conference sessions but pre-registration is required. (Limited seating. Lunch not included.)

Team Up for Financial Success: Improving Your Program’s Bottom Line! SESSION FULL!
Sat., July 8, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: Complimentary. CEUs: 4; Key Area: 3
Target Audience: D, MC

Team Up to Increase Participation in School Meals SESSION FULL!
Saturday, July 8, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Cost: Complimentary. CEUs: 4; Key Area: 1, 2, 3 & 4
Target Audience: D, MC

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