Membership Section Meetings

Membership Section Meetings allow peers from districts and schools all over the country to come together and discuss the best practice and challenges in your program. Be prepared to hear from leaders in the school nutrition community and gather information directly relevant to you and your profession.

Monday, July 13

2:15 pm–3:15 pm
District Directors and Supervisors Section Meeting

Mythbusting School Meals
Meal patterns; whole grain rich; offer versus serve—oh my! In our day-to-day jobs, we know what that means, but do other outside audiences? Are you navigating the stormy seas of misinformation? Attend the 2015 District Directors’ Section Meeting and learn how to right the ship and accurately convey what’s really happening in today’s school meals and why. Registration for this session is included in your ANC conference registration (open to district directors only). Sponsored by the National Dairy Council.

3:30 pm–4:30 pm
College Section Meeting

Best Practices from the School Nutrition Research & Best Practices Showcase
Join us for a discussion highlighting the School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase being held here at ANC. Poster presenters will share findings from recent research on school nutrition and best practices from districts across the country.

Tuesday, July 14

8:45 am–9:45 am
Employee - Manager Section Meeting

Cafeteria Reinvention: Small Changes that Make a Big Difference
Behavioral economics—the practice of altering the physical environment in order to affect purchasing and consumption behavior—lies at the heart of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement. Join Kathryn Hoy, RD from Cornell University’s Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs, for this upbeat and energetic session to gain a solid foundation behind Smarter Lunchroom interventions, understand why traditional methods of influencing eating behavior have failed and why Smarter Lunchrooms’ 6 Principles have proven to be so much more successful. Participants will be able to apply these principles directly to their cafeteria and influence students to make healthy choices.

12:00 pm–2:00 pm
State Agency Section Meeting

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is set to expire in September 2015. Come and hear from SNA’s State Agency Representative, the State Agency Committee members and USDA officials on what to expect with the reauthorization of this landmark child nutrition law. Updates will be provided on such priority issues as USDA Foods, Research Projects and Professional Standards just to name a few. Details regarding the annual USDA/State Agency Training Workshop scheduled for November 2015 will also be provided.

2:15 pm–3:15 pm
Major City Directors and Supervisors Section Meeting

CEP: Making It Work in Major City Districts
The national rollout of the new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) has exceeded all expectations among small and mid-size school districts. Some of the country’s largest school nutrition programs have encountered obstacles blocking their way forward. This session will feature panelists from large districts who have made it work. They’ll share details of their successful approach: how they made the case for CEP with the key stakeholders in their communities, found alternate data to support educational funding requirements, navigated state regulations and are benefitting from increased participation. Don’t miss this valuable session, which will feature practical advice and plenty of Q&A time for your key concerns. 

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