Breakout Sessions and Events

Day 1: Zoom Breakouts

Zoom Breakouts are concurrent sessions designed for informal idea sharing and networking. These will be recorded and available on-demand a week following the conference. Attendees are encouraged to participate and turn their Webcams on. We can’t wait to see all your smiling faces!

Self-Care: Putting You and Your Team First
Speaker(s): Vanessa Hayes, SNS; Shannon Solomon, MS, SNS
Join Vanessa Hayes, SNS and Shannon Solomon, MS, SNS, to share ideas for how to take better care of yourself and your team. Also, learn more about SNA's new STEPS Strive to Thrive app that is designed to keep school nutrition professionals emotionally and physically healthy and motivated in today’s world!

Think Differently with USDA Foods Processing
Speaker(s): Dorothy Cole; Carole Erb; Garrick Howell; Keri Warnick
Are you struggling with surplus USDA Foods or shortages? Join ACDA and SNA representatives to hear key stakeholders in the USDA Foods supply chain discuss how to realistically plan for the next school year.

Meal Kit Menu Idea Swap
Speaker(s): Donna Martin, EDs, RDN, SNS
More districts are creating virtual boxes of ingredients and menu ideas for families to cook, create and enjoy meals during school closures. Join Donna Martin, EDs, RDN, SNS, (aka the "Blue Apron of School Nutrition"), to swap ideas that are working.

Leadership in Practice
Speaker(s): Curtistine Walker, MEd
You heard great team leadership concepts from SNIC keynote speaker Lee Rubin earlier today. Now join another notable leadership expert, Curtistine Walker, MEd, to discuss how to put these concepts into practice. Plus, she’ll share ideas that are working—to help you motivate your school nutrition team.

I Can’t Wait to Network
Just like it sounds, this Zoom Breakout is all about networking and checking in with your peers from all over the country. And as we meet virtually this year, we encourage you to channel the Florida "sunshine spirit." Don your best Florida-inspired outfit—think pastels, Hawaiian shirts and sunhats—and connect with your colleagues.

Day 2: SNIC Speed Networking

Introducing Speed Networking at SNIC! Attendees will meet new colleagues—and catch up with old friends, too—you will be randomly assigned a networking group for a few minutes and then reassigned to a new group. At the conclusion of this event, you’ll have experienced about six different groups—and made a lot of great connections! And as we meet virtually this year, we encourage you to channel the Florida "sunshine spirit." Don your best Florida-inspired outfit—think pastels, Hawaiian shirts and sunhats—and connect with your colleagues.

2021 FAME Awards Virtual Ceremony

FAME-awards Thursday, January 14, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm EST
The stars of school nutrition will once again shine at the Basic American Foods 32nd Annual Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Awards, where operators and industry will honor these outstanding leaders in the school nutrition profession for their innovation and service. At this time, only those registered for the conference will be permitted to register for the virtual Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Thursday, January 14 from 3:30-4:30 pm EST. For more information, visit www.baffoodservice.com/fame-awards.

Sponsored by Basic American Foods

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