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The Art of Saying “No”

Saying “no,” can often be a challenge. It takes courage and self-discipline, but in the end, it allows us to say “yes” to what matters most. Here are some reasons why saying “no” is so difficult, and tactics to overcome them.

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Loosening the Ties That Bind

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one—kids, parents, partner, friend or anyone in between—it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some strategies you can adopt that will help you avoid burning out.

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Calm, Cool, Connected Conversations

Discover how embracing the four components of Calm, Cool and Connected Conversations can help you engage in more productive and less stressful conversations.

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You Can Design on a Dime

Savvy strategies for refreshing your school cafeteria without breaking the budget, with a step-by-step guide to starting a cafeteria renovation, as well as ideas on how to upgrade your space depending on your budget.

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Designs on Facility Design Success

10 tips for maximizing your collaboration with a foodservice design consultant.

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The Most Wanted List

Discover some of the equipment, tools, furnishings and décor school nutrition operators covet to help elevate their meal programs.

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2023 Secret Shopper Showcase

Experience ANC 2023’s Exhibit Hall from home with one dozen delightful discoveries and products that caught the eye of conference attendees.

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Train Smarter, Not Harder!

Hear from several members of SNF’s Cadre of Trainers to learn their favorite tips and tricks for making training (any type of training) fun, engaging and, most importantly, effective.

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Teaching & Reaching Adult Learners

Awareness of the fundamental characteristics of adult students can help you develop and deliver effective presentations and training programs. It’s never too late to start incorporating principles about adult learning into your educational content and presentations.

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Training Your Talented Teams Today

Supporting staff with opportunities to build their skills, grow their knowledge and raise their awareness—a process referred to as “talent development”—will benefit your operation in a multitude of ways.

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