Upcoming Food Allergy Webinar: Discussing the Science Behind the Facts 2017-03-10 Don’t miss SNA's next Webinar Wednesdays event on March 15, 2017, at 2:00 pm EST! Entitled, "Food Allergy: Discussing the Science Behind the Facts," this webinar will feature Dr. Shahzad Mustafa, a board certified pediatric allergist and Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Team (FAACT). In the presentation, Dr. Mustafa will begin with some important basic information about food allergies, including what school nutrition experts need to know about how to identify a reaction and intervene on behalf an allergic individual. Research has shown that children with food allergies and their families suffer from high levels of anxiety, which contribute to significantly lower quality of life. There are many contributors to this issue and Dr. Mustafa will share how school personnel, including school nutrition professionals, can help support strategies to improve quality of life for those with food allergies. Register for this webinar today! Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDs/DTRs. Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Webinars: Successful completion of all Webinar Wednesdays e-learning events and quiz is worth 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDs/DTRs. 2017 SNA Position Paper, What You Need to Know!Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 2:00 pm ET SNA Staff Vice President of Government Affairs & Media Relations Cathy Schuchart, joined by SNA’s Public Policy & Legislation Committee Chair Doug Davis, will provide a preview of the SNA 2017 Position Paper. Participants will walk away well equipped to explain the Association’s priority goals during their LAC “Charge to the Hill!" No CEUs are offered for this webinar. Schools As Nutrition Hubs: The Business Savvy Strategy to Reduce Childhood HungerWednesday, March 22, 2017, 2:00 pm ET Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is working to support schools serving as “Nutrition Hubs,” which provide children with access to the full range of child nutrition programs. In this interactive session, learn tips and how-to lessons from and brainstorm with expert directors who operate Nutrition Hubs. Breakfast in the Classroom Funding Available!Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 2:00 pm ETHear from the School Nutrition Foundation, The NEA Foundation, and the Food Research & Action Center, about funding available through the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (PBIC). Get an update from stakeholders in the previously funded districts about how Breakfast in the Classroom is working for them. No CEUs are offered for this webinar. Buy American ActWednesday, March 29, 2017, 2:00 pm ETLearn more about the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act’s (NSLA) Buy American provision, including an overview of the history and current regulations of Buy American in the NSLP. Potatoes: From Seeds to Your School CafeteriaWednesday, April 5, 2017, 2:00 pm ET Learn and identify the benefits of using potatoes and other vegetables in school meals. During this webinar, you will be guided through growing and harvesting in the school setting, preparation, serving ideas and provided with recipes. Walk away with new school recipes for fresh, frozen, and dehydrated potatoes. Whole Grain Pasta Meals That Rock! Smart Practices For Preparing and Marketing School Meals that Kids will LoveWednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:00 pm ETToday, more and more are finding delicious successes by first choosing better products and improving back-of-house cooking procedures. In this webinar, you’ll discover success stories straight from directors of districts big and small, and learn how to adapt them to your own. All live webinars are held at 2:00 pm Eastern Time (1:00 pm CT/12:00 pm MT/11:00 am PT) and feature closed-captioning for the hearing impaired. Visit SNA Webinars for more information and don’t forget to check out our Webinars On-Demand; available to SNA members 24/7.