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Annual Conference

Conference Sessions

Friday, November 14th

Session A

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

"Child Nutrition Program Practices and Costs Associated with Meals for Children with Food Allergy in Schools"
Speaker(s): Lynnelle Grumbles, MS, RDN, SNS
No handout currently available.


"How to Efficiently and Effectively Utilize the USDA Foods Program"
Speaker(s): Amy Bell, Jeanette Lund



"Introduction to Future Leaders"
Speaker(s): Gail Gramling, Linda Sweeney



"Preparing for the Administrative Review"
Speaker(s): Kim Rogers



"Promoting and Marketing Summer Feeding"
Speaker(s): Stephanie Huff, Maureen Johnson, Annastacia Yager, Justin Muschott



"Starting the Day with Breakfast - Sharing Successful Breakfast Strategies"
Speaker(s): Lisa Melhouse, Jose Alvarado , Ms. Robin Gallagher, Ms. Jessica Linford



Session B

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

"Demystifying the Personnel Activity Reports"
Speaker(s): Andrea Tayo



"Focus on Food: A Nutrition Curriculum for School Nutrition Staff"
Speaker(s): Anna Jones, PhD, Kelley Brian, MPH, Jessica Linnell



"How Safe is Your Produce?"
Speaker(s): Mareya Ibrahim, Stacy Sagowitz,



"How to Efficiently and Effectively Utilize the USDA Foods Program"
Speaker(s): Amy Bell, Jeanette Lund



"Non-program Foods: Successful Strategies for Tracking & Costing"
Speaker(s): Ralph Peschek



"Social Justice, Food Justice, Education and the School Meal Program"
Speaker(s): Alexandra Emmott, Christyna Serrano
No handout currently available.


Saturday, November 15th

Session C

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

"After School Meals (aka Suppers) - How to Make This Program Work"
Speaker(s): Jennifer LeBarre, Barbara Jellison, Matthew Belasco, Tracey Patterson



"California Thursdays - A Bite-Sized Implementation Strategy for Serving California Food for California Kids"
Speaker(s): Karen Brown, Adam Kesselman, Alexandra Emmott



"Direct Certification and How it Affects Your Food Service Program and School Funding"
Speaker(s): Naaz Rathore , Sela Fessehaie



"Nutrition and Wellness: Support for You and Your School Community"
Speaker(s): Shannan Young



"Piece of Cake! - Tips and Techniques for Planning Menus that Meet the Regs AND Appeal to Students"
Speaker(s): Meg Chesley



"Serving Meals Year-round - Navigating the Child Nutrition Programs"
Speaker(s): Sharon Ray, Laurie Pennings, Pamela Lambert, Jose Alvarado



"Use Speed Scratch Like a Chef to Help Grow Your Participation"
Speaker(s): Jimmy Gherardi



Session D

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

"Back to Basics - Knife Skills and Portioning Tools"
Speaker(s): Spencer Richins
No handout currently available.


"Calculating Nonprogram Foods Costs"
Speaker(s): Joan Herboth (Davis)



"Eligibility, Verification, and Verification Reporting"
Speaker(s): Tara Chambers, Naaz Rathore




"From Policy to Practice; Using State and Local Resources to Support Local School Wellness Policies"
Speaker(s): Heather Reed, M.A., R.D., Peter Wright, Leeza Lindsay, RD, Phoebe Copp



"Smarter Lunchrooms - Join the California Movement Pt 1"
Speaker(s): Kathryn I. Hoy



"The Eight Connection Points that Every Greater Leader Understands"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"The Financial Analysis of Implementing New Programs"
Speaker(s): Rebecca Jameson



Session E

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

"Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2015"
Speaker(s): Jennifer LeBarre
No handout currently available.


"Eligibility, Verification, and Verification Reporting"
Speaker(s): Tara Chambers, Naaz Rathore




"Going Beyond Pizza On Your Menu"
Speaker(s): Maribeth Wasmund, Shirley Brown, Ed.D. SNS



"Professional Growth for Everyone: SNA Certificates and Credentialing"
Speaker(s): Judy Reynolds, Linda Sweeney



"Rebuilding Your Food Service Program - Literally! Allowable Expenditures for Remodeling and Renovation Projects"
Speaker(s): Sean Hardin



"Smarter Lunchrooms - Join the California Movement Pt 2"
Speaker(s): Kathryn I. Hoy



"The 10 Things All Great Communicators Understand About Who They Are Speaking With"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


Sunday, November 16th

Session F

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

"Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act: Impacts and Opportunities"
Speaker(s): John Talarico, DO, MPH, Michele Y. van Eyken, MPH, RD



"Legislation - Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask"
Speaker(s): Jennifer LeBarre
No handout currently available.


"Let's Break the Rules!"
Speaker(s): Sally Spero



"Past, Present, and Future of the Front Line"
Speaker(s): Lynette Rock



"The Community Eligibility Provision"
Speaker(s): Sharon Freschi



"Utilizing Easily Available Resources for Education and Winning Awards (Personal and District)"
Speaker(s): John Chavolla



"Whole Grain Menu Solutions"
Speaker(s): Coleen Donnelly, Timothy Cipriano
No handout currently available.


Session G

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

"Food Concepts"
Speaker(s): Cody Williams



"If You Dream it, We Can Build it...How to design your perfect new or existing kitchen"
Speaker(s): Gayle Swain, Gina Fero, Gina M. Brinegar, CFSP



"In the Midst of Legislation - Keep Focused on Education!"
Speaker(s): Nancy Whalen



"Increase your Participation without Spending a Dollar"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"Moving On Up!"
Speaker(s): LaShawn Bray



"Seed to Serving Line: Food Safety & School Gardens"
Speaker(s): Ralph Peschek
No handout currently available.


"State Update"
Speaker(s): Sandip Kaur, David Jang, Chris Kavooras, Kim Frinzell



Session H

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

"Communicating Across Cultures"
Speaker(s): Ron Pierce



"Farm to School...a New Approach with Farm Gleaning!"
Speaker(s): Bethany Markee



"Plant-Strong: Growing a School Meatless Monday Program"
Speaker(s): Miguel Villarreal, Kristie Middleton



"Putting It All Together: Future Leaders"
Speaker(s): Linda Sweeney
No handout currently available.


"Refrigeration, How it Works, Maintenance and Proper Location of Fruits and Vegetables in Walk Ins and Refrigerators"
Speaker(s): Michael Michrowski



"Smart Service...from the Back of the House to the Front Lines"
Speaker(s): Maria Hernandez
No handout currently available.


"State Update"
Speaker(s): Sandip Kaur, David Jang, Chris Kavooras, Kim Frinzell



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