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Be Your Best with School Breakfast
Speaker(s): USDA Representatives
During this interactive session, discover ready-to-use menu planning tools, recipes and marketing strategies for school breakfast programs that showcases new Team Nutrition resources. Explore hot topics including smoothies, ideas to increase student participation, menu appeal and more.
Target Audience: All  
Communicating Without Saying A Word
Speaker(s): Donna Davis
Do you think you are an effective communicator? Body language is powerful—and you’ll learn that people say a lot before they even open their mouths. But just how powerful? Find out how to communicate effectively with nonverbal cues as you work to increase both student participation and harmony among staff.
Target Audience: E, M  
Don't Feed the Trolls: How to Handle Negative Comments on Social Media
Speaker(s): Christine Clarahan, RD, SNS; Liz Roesel
Don't let online bullies intimidate you or prevent you from marketing your program on social media. In this session, find out how to handle negative comments from social media users. Plus, gain insight on online marketing best practices as well as how to navigate negative publicity.
Target Audience: All  
The Great USDA Foods Recipe Swap
Facilitator(s): USDA Representatives
Maximize your USDA Foods and get creative with your recipes to create appealing and innovative menu items. Join the USDA team in this roundtable to learn current USDA Foods trends and swap unique recipes with your peers.
Target Audience: All  
Hot Topic to Be Announced!
School nutrition is bursting with great topics of conversation and these unique sessions offer conference goers the chance to learn about some hot-button issues. This session’s topic and speaker(s) will be announced in June—stay tuned!
Target Audience: All  
Motivating Staff Beyond “Thank You”!
Speaker(s): Carol Gilbert, MEd, SNS
Motivating your staff can be one of the most rewarding responsibilities—but arguably one of the most challenging tasks you have as a leader. For some staff members, “thank you” is sufficient praise and appreciation; for others they prefer recognition, attention and rewards. Learn how to effectively motivate your staff beyond a simple “thank you”—and how to do so with limited funds.
Target Audience: M, D  
Top Training Techniques
Speaker(s): Maci Fluatt
Through the integration of adult learning principals and research, team trainings can be both a fun and educational experience. Join ICN representatives as they examine tried-and-true tested processes that make trainings successful and engaging.
Target Audience: All  
Unpaid Meals: Proactive Strategies to Prevent School Lunch Debt – District
Directors/Supervisors Section Meeting

Speaker(s): USDA Representatives; Panel of School Nutrition Practitioners
How to handle, decrease and solve unpaid meal debts has become a heated issue across the country. In this interactive session, direct from a panel of experts at the national, state and local levels, learn proactive strategies to prevent and manage unpaid meal charges. School nutrition directors will gain an overview of the local charge policy requirement, available resources from USDA and best practices from speakers with firsthand experience managing unpaid meal charges at the local level.
Target Audience: D, MC  
The ABCs of Teamwork
Speaker(s): JoAnne Robinett, MSA, SNS
Building an effective team is not always as easy as 1-2-3 or ABC...but it can be! Join us for this fast-paced session which highlights 26 teamwork and team-building tips. Featuring insights, ideas and a little bit of humor, it will help you see your team and your role on the team, from a whole new perspective.
Target Audience: E, M  
Buy American
Speaker(s): USDA Representatives; Panel of Operators
Serving domestic foods and food products in the school meals program is more than a Program regulation, serving domestic food is a measure of National Security. Session attendees will hear information from USDA's Report to Congress on the resources USDA provides to ensure compliance and oversight to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food.
Target Audience: All  

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