Membership Section Meetings

These special “professional learning communities” are meetings that allow peers from districts and schools all over the country to come together to discuss challenges and solutions. Take a look at the 2018 line-up and be sure to join your section. 

District Directors/Supervisors Section Meeting

Simple Tech Tools from Your Nerdy Best Friend
Monday, July 9, 8:00 am-9:00 am

Speaker: Beth Ziesenis
Back by popular demand from SNIC18! Kick off this year’s ANC with a sought-after “technology nerd!” In today’s high-tech world, apps can solve all kinds of school nutrition challenges. We’ve brainstormed some of the toughest tasks in your typical day for this session featuring must-have tech tools. Join us for instant, free solutions for graphic design needs, new ideas for virtual meetings when you have no budget, apps that merge your work and work calendars and to-do lists, reliable sources of industry updates and handling your email inbox without going crazy.

Major City Directors/Supervisors Section Meeting

Procurement: Big Ideas from Big Districts
Monday, July 9, 9:15 am-10:15 am

Facilitator: Julia Bauscher, SNS
Join us for innovative solutions initiated by large districts around the country to streamline their procurement processes and leverage the unique advantages of size. Bring your questions for this panel of experts, who will share tools and practical applications.

Employee/Manager Section Meeting

The Recipe for Earning Success in the Workplace
Wednesday, July 11, 8:45 am-9:45 am

Speaker: Erin Meehan
In school nutrition today, we need to do whatever it takes to convey professionalism and earn the respect we deserve. The way we talk, dress, act and present ourselves all make a difference. This presentation provides reminders that first impressions matter and offers tips for how to put your best self forward.

Jason Smith: From Cafeteria Manager to Food Network Star
(Bonus Employee/Manager Section Meeting)
Monday, July 9, 2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Speaker: Jason Smith
You could say that food has been a driving force in Jason Smith’s life since he started cooking and baking with his grandmother. This passion took him from being an elementary school cafeteria manager to world-wide fame as the winner of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship (Season 3) and Next Food Network Star (Season 13). Although Jason’s current focus is more on adult foods and flavors (bacon, butter, and bourbon), he believes that connecting kids to food through cooking is critical. Hear Jason’s inspiring journey and how he believes the school cafeteria can inspire children to explore new foods and flavors.

State Agency Section Meeting/USDA Workshop

USDA Update for State Agencies
Wednesday, July 11, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

This session is a must-attend for all state agency staff looking for the most up-to-date information on the USDA’s recent activities, and upcoming areas of interest for this important member segment.

College Section Meeting

Best Practices and Posters: A Walking Tour
Tuesday, July 10, 2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Speaker: Alicia Landry, PhD, RD, LDN, SNS
Don your comfortable shoes and take a tour of this year’s School Nutrition Research & Best Practices Showcase. During this meeting, you’ll have the opportunity meet with the poster authors and learn more about school nutrition best practices.

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