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 2019 line-up and be sure to join your section. 

District Directors/Supervisors Section Meeting

How to WOW (& Transform) Your Audience
Sunday, July 14, 8:00 am-9:00 am

Speaker: Jill Castle, MS, RD
To effectively persuade an audience to take action, or transform their biases, school nutrition leaders need to be able to connect with, engage and inspire their audience. Knowing and meeting your bottom line isn’t enough to inspire transformation. Join nutrition & communications expert, Jill Castle, MS, RD, to learn how to cull your own personal stories, apply an effective talk structure, and merge relevant data, statistics and evidence to create a compelling presentation for key stakeholders. Learn how to command attention with a solid stage presence, increase your credibility, and convey your unique point of view to move your audience.

Major City Directors/Supervisors Section Meeting

Procurement: The Big Differences About the Biggest Districts
Sunday, July 14, 9:15 am-10:15 am

Moderator: Beth Wallace, MBA, SNS
Speakers: Mary Kate Harrison, PhD, RD; Michael Rosenberger, MBA; Manish Singh, MBA

How do the biggest districts in the country purchase? Hear the distinctive approaches to procurement of produce, food and equipment in giant districts and see how you can apply their ideas for your district.
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State Agency Section Meeting/USDA Workshop

USDA Update for State Agencies
Monday, July 15, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Speakers: USDA Representatives
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.

Best Practices and Research Posters: A Walking Tour

Best Practices and Posters: A Walking Tour
Monday, July 15, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Speakers: Rachel Findley, MS and Poster Presenters
Back by popular demand! This “tour” of the School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase offers firsthand insights behind the displayed results—direct from the poster authors. Be among the first to discover helpful research and innovative practices. This year’s Showcase will be located in a central convention space area among SNA’s #ANC19 activities.

Employee/Manager Section Meeting

Managing Emojis: Keep Your Emotions Under Control Even During the Most Difficult Encounters
Tuesday, July 16, 9:45 am-10:45 am

Speaker: Tami West, PhD
Does this sound familiar? “It makes me so mad when…” “My co-workers don’t pull their weight!” “My employees are so negative!” “People don’t listen!” “I got moved to a different job/line/school!” School nutrition staff often deal with constant change, limited budgets, parents, teachers, administrators and more. All of this, and then: You don’t get the respect you deserve. Keeping these special circumstances in mind, Tami West will teach you how to identify and overcome four emotional traps that may keep you from serving your customers while keeping your emotional health intact.

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