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Annual Conference

Conference Session

"Using Learner-Centered Methods for Training Success"
Key Areas: Nutrition
Session: Session E - Saturday November 11, 2017: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Platinum 4

Speaker(s): Anna Jones - Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis Cal-Pro-NET Center

Objectives: Following this session, participants will understand what learner-centered education and training is and how they can incorporate it into their own trainings.

Description: This session will explore learner-centered education and training to help your staff connect with and retain the content of your trainings, as well as fulfill USDA Professional Standards requirements. We will take a close look at what it means for a training to be learner-centered, using the Focus on Food curriculum developed by the UC Davis Cal-Pro-NET Center as an example. We will highlight the unique advantages and challenges of learner-centered training, with a focus on increasing engagement and retention. In addition, we will go over some basic activities you can use to make your trainings more engaging, as well as resources provided by the Center for Nutrition in Schools. Funding for the Cal-Pro-NET Center is provided by the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division.

Speaker Bio(s):
Anna Jones - Postdoctoral Scholar
UC Davis Cal-Pro-NET Center

Dr. Jones is an associate director of the UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools, and has almost 10 years of experience in school nutrition as a staff member of the UC Davis Cal-Pro-NET Center. She has previously served as a member of the development team for the learner-centered nutrition curriculum, Focus on Food, which was designed specifically for school nutrition program staff. She has also facilitated several learner-centered workshops for school nutrition professionals.
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