Roundtable Sessions

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These 60-minute interactive discussions are de-signed as think-tank sessions where you can brainstorm, share challenges and successes and takeaway applicable skills that you can implement at work! Space is limited and is filled on a first-come, first served basis. Session highlights include:

CEP: Partial Participation Can Work!
Do some areas of your district have higher poverty levels than other areas? While it would be wonderful to have a whole district on CEP, often that is not possible. We will address the advantages, challenges and ongoing considerations of partial district participation in CEP.

Creating Loyal Customers from Kindergarten through Graduation
Successful retailers and restaurants focus on creating consumers for life. Join in this roundtable discussion about borrowing from the best to offer healthy foods, provide nutrition education and offer great customer service.

Happy Customers, Happy You!
This highly interactive session will demonstrate how to reach kids and get beyond the barriers that affect participation. Be open to some honest self-reflection about ways you can improve your own customer service connections with customers.

How to Feed the Teenage Brain
Take the hardest group to reach and turn them into your biggest advocates, greatest success stories and future support system. Explore a unique marketing concept that will reach teens and lead to increased program sustainability.

It’s all About The Partnership: Attract Young Professionals to School Nutrition
With a large population of foodservice directors on their way or close to retirement, how does the field of school nutrition attract the younger generation to carry on the important work of feeding our nation’s youth? In a unique partnership between a local school district that provides an SNS internship program and a university providing those same students an opportunity to earn a master’s in foodservice management is a win-win for everyone involved. During this engaging roundtable discussion, find out how you can make great things happen by creating such a partnership in your district.

NSLP: Thinking About Jumping? Wait!
Many school districts in the U.S. have very low free/reduced percentages. Recent regulations have severely restricted what can and cannot be sold in foodservice operations, affecting financial performance. Some schools have left the NSLP or are considering the decision. What factors should be considered before making this decision? Hear from other directors in this situation and use their experiences to make your own decision.

Surefire Strategies to Promote Your Program
Social media guru Dayle Hayes joins with master marketer Kern Halls to introduce you to best practices from the field and explore new initiatives that will bring your customers to the table.

Additional Roundtables

New Directors Roundtable
Calling all new directors! Have you been a director for less than three years? Then be sure to attend the new directors roundtable to learn how you can make the most of ANC’s education sessions, network with your peers and gain tried and true tips from a panel of experienced directors.

Major City & Small District Roundtables
New this year, we will offer special roundtable sessions based on the size of your school district. Join your peers to discuss and exchange ideas, tips and solutions on some of the most pressing issues facing your school nutrition program. Visit for additional details.

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