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Annual Conference

2019 Conference Sessions

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Thursday, November 07th

Friday, November 08th

Session A

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

"Administrative Review Strategies for Success"
Speaker(s): Melissa Manning, RD, Jennifer L. McNeil, RDN



"California Food for California Kids®: Strategies and Resources for Exciting Students About Freshly-Prepared Meals at School"
Speaker(s): Caitlin Joseph , Leyla Marandi
No handout currently available.


"Everything You Wanted to Know About Kitchen Design, But Were Afraid to Ask"
Speaker(s): Tim Stafford, FCSI, Frank Muller, FCSI
No handout currently available.


"Plant Based Meals that Your Oompa Loompas Will Eat!"
Speaker(s): Julie BoarerPitchford , Dawn Soto, Kristin Hilleman, Adleit Asi, Food Service Director, and Danielle Willhite, Operations Manager
No handout currently available.


"Up your Veggie Quotient: Playful Strategies to Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Intake"
Speaker(s): Jamie Kubota, Nahid Sistani



Session B

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

"Culinary Cutting Techniques for preparing and serving fresh safe produce"
Speaker(s): Chef Ron
No handout currently available.


"Customer Service That Shows You CARE"
Speaker(s): Cecilia Milner, Vicka Plubell



"Direct Certification 101"
Speaker(s): Stephanie Bruce
No handout currently available.


"Plant-based Meals Part II: key strategies for increasing participation rates"
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Vaughan, Tara McNamara, Adleit Asi, RD, MBA, Brandy Dreibelbis



"Wonka Bars! Everlasting Gobstoppers! Fizzy Lifting Drink! Three-course Meal Gum! Cavity-filling Caramels! Clearly Willy Wonka Had No Competitive Food Standards!"
Speaker(s): Michael Danzik



Saturday, November 09th

Session C

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

"Choose What You Want, Eat What You Choose! OVS Finally Understood"
Speaker(s): Selina Gordian, Dawn Soto, Vicka Plubell



"Connecting with your Customer"
Speaker(s): - TBD


"How 'Pure Imagination' can Increase Meal Participation"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton



"Supper Made Easier"
Speaker(s): Julie Dorman, Joye McKetty
No handout currently available.


"The Evolving 'Agricultural' Landscape: Enabling a Plant Based Future"
Speaker(s): David Grotto, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND



"Trends in School Nutrition Administrative Reviews"
Speaker(s): Laurie Bracket and Ann Mo



Session D

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

"'Time' Management in Today's World"
Speaker(s): Dawn Soto, Cecilia Milner



"Have a Seat at the Healthy Eating TABLE: Supporting Academic Success through Child Nutrition Programs"
Speaker(s): Alyson Foote, RDN, Phoebe Copp
No handout currently available.


"How to Become a Clear in your message"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"I've accepted an interview...but I'm nervous"
Speaker(s): April Brown



"State Update"
Speaker(s): Kim Frinzell
No handout currently available.


"The Bid Generator: Streamlining Procurement and Automating RFP Creation"
Speaker(s): Yousef Buzayan



"Your Golden Ticket on how to increase revenue by artful catering "
Speaker(s): Cecilia Vasquez
No handout currently available.


Session E

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

"Campus Catering District-Wide Wasted Food Reduction And Food Recovery Programs"
Speaker(s): Lenea Pollett, Hugo Gregoire, Annalisa Belliss
No handout currently available.


"CEP Overview & Best Practice"
Speaker(s): Daryl Hickey, Patrice Chamberlain, MPH



"Farm to School and Student Leadership with High School Students"
Speaker(s): Ali Villegas, Anna Litz, Anna Jackson
No handout currently available.


"How to Become a Music Maker and Dreamer of Dreams"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"How to Survive a Procurement Review"
Speaker(s): Stephanie Bruce
No handout currently available.


"State Update"
Speaker(s): Kim Frinzell
No handout currently available.


"Your Golden Ticket on how to increase revenue by artful catering "
Speaker(s): Cecilia Vasquez
No handout currently available.


Sunday, November 10th

Session F

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

"Go Wild Marketing Commodity Meals"
Speaker(s): Ronald D Adams, Cheryl Wixson



"How to Manage our Daily Task to Accomplish more"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"No Hairnet Required"
Speaker(s): Lindsey Copeland



"Personal wellness and growth"
Speaker(s): WINNIE CHANG



"Recipe for Effective Communication"
Speaker(s): Vicka Plubell, Selina Gordian



"The Golden Ticket to your Financial Future!"
Speaker(s): Kia Perkins
No handout currently available.


Session G

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

"Ace Your Administrative Review"
Speaker(s): Raheli Kory, RD, Clare Keating
No handout currently available.


"Bountiful Breakfast"
Speaker(s): Lauren Pitts, RD, Kerry Billner
No handout currently available.


"How to Gain the Golden Ticket to Overcoming Confrontations"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"Legislation: How to be involved in decision making"
Speaker(s): Suzanne Morales
No handout currently available.


"Marketing for Magical Beans... fostering a healthier and greener future for our kids. "
Speaker(s): Barbara Gates



"Menu Innovations with Fruit"
Speaker(s): Ronald D Adams, Alexandra Mediate



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