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Annual Conference

2018 Conference Sessions

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Friday, November 09th

Session A

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

"Bringing Food Costs Down"
Speaker(s): Meg Chesley



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



"Expanding Beyond Beans and Cheese: Stepping Up the Vegetarian Menu"
Speaker(s): Emily Burson, RD, Matt Poling



"Let's Taco 'Bout It: Improving the C&C in Your SNP"
Speaker(s): Jill Kressin, SNS



"Procurement DIY Network"
Speaker(s): Sean Hardin, Lynda Phan
No handout currently available.


Session B

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

"How to Delegate"
Speaker(s): Anna Apoian, MPA, RD, SNS



"How to Transform Routine Evaluations into Transformational"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"Local School Wellness Policy, Don't Wait to Evaluate"
Speaker(s): Heather Reed



"Plant-Based Cooking in Action: How to Expand Your Options"
Speaker(s): Lauren Pitts, MA, RD/LD
No handout currently available.


"Reducing Food Waste"
Speaker(s): Gayle Swain, TBD, TBD
No handout currently available.


Saturday, November 10th

Session C

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

"Apparating Your Meal Charge Policies Out of the Chamber of Secrets"
Speaker(s): Tracey Smith



"How to Gain the Magic thats in Difficult Times"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"No Hairnet Required!"
Speaker(s): Jill Kressin, SNS



"Points-Based Programs: How to Best Utilize to Enhance Your Program"
Speaker(s): Melissa Larsen, Jennifer Davis
No handout currently available.


"Procurement Dos and Don?ts"
Speaker(s): Barry Sackin



"Promoting Your Program, Making the Most of Media Opportunities, and How SNA Can Help"
Speaker(s): Patty Bilbrey
No handout currently available.


Session D

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

"Equipment Selection Best Practice "
Speaker(s): Gina Fero
No handout currently available.


"It Takes a Village to Achieve Effective Communication"
Speaker(s): Vicka Plubell



"Real Life Allergen Obstacles"
Speaker(s): Jill Kressin, SNS



"Riding the raging wave of minimum wage!"
Speaker(s): Robert Schram, Jennifer LeBarre, Jon Sugimoto, Bryan Miller, Brandi Williams



"State Update"
Speaker(s): Kim Frinzell, Gurjeet Barayah, Lisa Melhouse






"Unlock the Chamber of Secrets of the Top Nutrition Trends"
Speaker(s): Candice Sainz, Tiffanie Bas, RDN, April Mackill, Parisa Mohammad, MDA, RD, SNS, Kristal Shelden, MPH, RDN



Session E

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

"How to Bring Your Magic to the Interview"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"Intact Grains: Whole Grains' Next Evolution"
Speaker(s): Coleen Donnelly, Brandy Dreibelbis, Amy Glodde, MPH, RD, Nancy Rostomily
No handout currently available.


"Legislative Process and How to Advocate"
Speaker(s): Suzanne Morales, Thomas Arganda, Lee Angela Reid
No handout currently available.


"Marketing Your Cafeteria to Generation Z"
Speaker(s): Amanda Freeman



"Serve This, Not That"
Speaker(s): Jill Kressin, SNS



"State Update"
Speaker(s): Kim Frinzell, Gurjeet Barayah, Lisa Melhouse






Sunday, November 11th

Session F

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

Title Pending
Speaker(s): - TBDNo handout currently available.


"Cafeteria Makeovers: Little Ones, Medium Ones, and Very Big Ones"
Speaker(s): Jean Ronnei, SNS



"CSNA Update"
Speaker(s): Kim Ekholm, Janine Nichols
No handout currently available.


"Eat With Your Eyes: Food Photography and Menu Publishing"
Speaker(s): Amanda Freeman



"Marketing Your Program in 30 Minutes A Week"
Speaker(s): Laura Thompson



"The Magic of Your Story"
Speaker(s): Matt Upton
No handout currently available.


"The Skinny on Fats and Oils - Education on the Changing Role of Fats & Oils in Human Nutrition"
Speaker(s): Mark Messina, PhD, MS
No handout currently available.


Session G

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

"California Thursdays: Hands on Culinary Techniques and Effective Marketing Strategies for Fresh School Meals"
Speaker(s): Adam Kesselman, Leyla Marandi
No handout currently available.


"Developing A Culture of POSITIVE Change "
Speaker(s): Ryan Molnar
No handout currently available.


"Farm to Cafeteria: Bid Resources and the Next Generation of Local Procurement"
Speaker(s): Ben Thomas, Nora Stewart, Carissa Iwamoto, MBA, RDN, SNS, Bob Knight



"Legislation: How to be involved in decision making"
Speaker(s): Suzanne Morales, Thomas Arganda, Lee Angela Reid
No handout currently available.


"The Nuts and Bolts of Breakfast After the Bell"
Speaker(s): No Kid Hungry Campaign
No handout currently available.


"What about the Back of the House"
Speaker(s): Lynette Rock, RD, SNS
No handout currently available.


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