SNIC 2018 - New Orleans, LA - Presentations

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pre-Conference Session: The Breakfast in the Classroom Conundrum: Addressing Challenges This session provides a platform for developing solutions to challenges in all models of BIC service, with a focus on sustainability, counting and claiming, marketing, technology needs and reducing waste. Made possible by the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom and the School Nutrition Foundation.

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Pre-Conference Session: Collaborative Purchasing 101 Which collaborative purchasing model is right for you? Explore the pros and cons of three: group purchasing organizations, member-operated cooperatives and third party-administered cooperatives.

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Pre-Conference Session: Procurement and the Administrative Review An expert panel will guide you through the critical elements of the Administrative Review related to procurement requirements.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Industry’s Role in Procurement and Administrative Reviews There are critical documents related to procurement that SFAs must provide during their Administrative Review. Learn about the new requirements and take your customer service to the next level.

Industry Education Session: What You Should Know Before You Pick Up the Phone Every school nutrition program is unique in how they operate and feed students. Learn critical program information you must know before making that call. This session is particularly helpful to those industry members who are new to the segment.

Networking Lunch: No One Eats Alone™ Learn more about this important initiative to create inclusive cafeterias and address social isolation in middle schools across the country.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Co-ops and GPOs: Your Questions Answered! Do you have questions about working with GPOs and Co-op? Are you considering cooperative purchasing with other districts? Now is your chance to learn more!

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How and When to Buy American and Buy Local Discover tips for sourcing U.S. grown and produced foods and learn how to apply suggested marketing language and district practices to ensure procurement of American and local products.

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Procurement Ethics – What Should You Do? Learn more about procurement ethics as part of SNA’s new programming, School Nutrition Ethics: What Should You Do? Review procurement scenarios that present ethical dilemmas, discuss what the law requires and brainstorm possible approaches forward.

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Simple Tech Tools from Your Nerdy Best FriendIn today's high-tech world, apps can solve all kinds of challenges in your school nutrition puzzle! We've brainstormed some of the toughest tasks in your typical day and the tech tools you just can't miss. Coming soon!

Top 10 Steps to Managing the Procurement Process (and Prevent a Bid Protest!)Procurement is complex but there are fundamental steps districts should take to manage the process effectively. Learn the top 10 list from the experts!

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When it Comes to Food and Ingredients, What Do Consumers Really Want?Good value. Convenient. Clean label. Locally sourced. What do consumers really want? Strategic nutrition marketer, Mark Cornthwaite, will help you uncover the different consumer segments, their specific needs and how you can address those needs as a operator or industry professional.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ideas@WorkSession: Bringing it Home – Helping Families Experience the Foods and Flavors of School Meals.Discover how your program can become a learning lab—a place where students can learn where food comes from, try new offerings, and be introduced to school lunch-inspired recipes they can try at home.

Ideas@WorkSession: Customizing Meals: Using Mobile Ordering to Keep the Line MovingFind out how to plan for and launch a mobile ordering program that gives students a fast-casual restaurant-like experience at school. It’s certain to have them coming back for more!

Ideas@WorkSession: School Nutrition Playbook – Filling the Gap with School MealsLearn how you can work with school clubs and athletic teams to start a CACFP program that will keep students nourished long after the school bell.

Ideas@WorkSession: Student Engagement: The Secret Ingredient to School Meal SuccessGain practical ideas for how to increase both value and participation in your school meal program by engaging students through feedback, menu planning and recipe contests,

Ideas@WorkSession: Vending Victories: A Unique Way to Offer Reimbursable MealsReimbursable meal vending machines are the latest trend to reach more students with your healthy meals! Learn how you can increase participation through this alternative serving model.

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