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Communications and Marketing

"Perceptions of Child Nutrition Programs as Viewed By Students In A University Nutrition and Dietetics Program"
Session: Session A - Friday November 6, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 104B
Speaker(s): Joan Giampaoli, PhD, RDN - Perceptions Of Child Nutrition Programs AsViewed By Students In A UNiversity Nutrition and Dietetics Program, California State University, Chico
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"School Meals: Getting the Word Out"
Session: Session B - Friday November 6, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 104B
Speaker(s): Robin McNulty - Senior Program Manager, School Meals, San Diego Hunger Coalition
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"Marketing School Lunch in the Digital Age"
Session: Session C - Saturday November 7, 2015: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - 107
Session Repeat: Session F - Sunday November 8, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 107
Speaker(s): Herbie Smith - Executive Director, The San Marcos Promise, San Marcos Unified School District
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"Conscious Engagement: If Not You, Then Who?"
Session: Session C - Saturday November 7, 2015: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - 104B
Speaker(s): Aric Bostick
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"Improving Meal Programs Through Student Food Shows"
Session: Session D - Saturday November 7, 2015: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 104B
Session Repeat: Session G - Sunday November 8, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 104B
Speaker(s): Jamie Sanchez, RD - Nutrition Manager, Santa Ana Unified School District
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"Marketing Mix & Social Media"
Session: Session D - Saturday November 7, 2015: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 107
Speaker(s): Mike Borges - President, ISITE Software
Anna Apoian - Director, Student Nutrition Services, Hawthorne School District
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"National School Breakfast Week 2016"
Session: Session D - Saturday November 7, 2015: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 106
Speaker(s): - TBD
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"Outreach Toolkit - Best Practices for Marketing Your Program"
Session: Session E - Saturday November 7, 2015: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 104B
Speaker(s): Linda Sweeney - Coordinator, Cal Pro NET
Lisa Melhouse - Nutrition Education Consultant, CDE
Anna Apoian - Food Service Director, Hawthorne USD
Heather Berkoben - Manager, Policy & Opinion Leader Relations, Dairy Council of California
Leeza Lindsay, RD - Director of Nutrition Services, Torrance Unified School District
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"Marketing: The Science of Persuasion"
Session: Session E - Saturday November 7, 2015: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 107
Speaker(s): Lynette Rock - Consultant, Rock Consulting
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"Smarter Lunchrooms-Success Leads to Success"
Session: Session F - Sunday November 8, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 104B
Session Repeat: Session G - Sunday November 8, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 104B
Speaker(s): Mary Ann Mills - Program Representative III, University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
Candice Sainz - Community Nutrition Adviser, Dairy Council of California
Suzy Sayre - Director of Nutrition Services , El Monte Union High School District
Rene Yamashiro - Food Service Director , Roseville City School District
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Administration & Leadership Development

"How to Disarm Disappointments"
Session: - -
Speaker(s): Matt Upton - CEO ... Chief Encouragement Officer , Matt Upton Speaking of Success
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"How Legislation Affects Your School Meals Program"
Session: - -
Speaker(s): Melanie D. Petersen - Sr. Program Manager, School Meals, San Diego Hunger Coalition
TBD - Public Policy & Advocacy Director, San Diego Hunger Coalition
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"Regional Indexing"
Session: - -
Speaker(s): - TBD
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"Public Policy & Legislation - How to get involved and make a difference"
Session: Session A - Friday November 6, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 200
Session Repeat: A - - 200
Speaker(s): Ralph Peschek - Administrator of Child Nutrition, Pasadena Unified School District
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"Technology in School Nutrition"
Session: Session B - Friday November 6, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 200
Speaker(s): Joel Andrade - Technology Support Specialist, Ontario-Montclair School District
Mike Fischer - User Support Technician, Ontario-Montclair School District
Clint Lara - Assistant Director Food and Nutrition Services, Ontario-Montclair School District
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"Regional Indexing"
Session: Session C - Saturday November 7, 2015: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - 200
Speaker(s): Suzanne Morales - Director, Placentia-Yorba Linda USD
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"Preparing for March Madness"
Session: Session D - Saturday November 7, 2015: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 200
Speaker(s): Matt Upton - CEO ... Chief Encouragement , Matt Upton Speaking of Success
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"How to Communicate with Confidence"
Session: Session E - Saturday November 7, 2015: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 200
Speaker(s): - TBD
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"How to Present Yourself During an Interview"
Session: Session F - Sunday November 8, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 200
Speaker(s): Matt Upton - CEO ... Chief Encouragement Officer, Matt Upton Speaking of Success
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"Connecting with your Team"
Session: Session G - Sunday November 8, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 200
Speaker(s): Matt Upton - CEO ... Chief Encouragement Officer, Matt Upton Speaking of Success
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Operations

"Food Safety Manager Certification Examination (FSMCE)"
Session: - -
Speaker(s): Garth Maijala - Owner/Principal Trainer & Consultant, Fidelity Safety and Training
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"Certified Food Safety Manager Course"
Session: - -
Speaker(s): Garth Maijala - Owner/Principal Trainer & Consultant, Fidelity Safety and Training
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"Food Safety Review for Schools"
Session: - -
Speaker(s): Garth Maijala - Owner/Principal Trainer & Consultant, Fidelity Safety and Training
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"Full Steam Ahead/Healthy Cooking - Go Green & Save Big!"
Session: Session A - Friday November 6, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 100
Speaker(s): Anne B. Gennings DTR, CDN - Food Service Consultant, Gennings Associates
John Pennington C.S.C. - Executive VP Sales & Marketing/Corporate Chef, Accutemp Products
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"Food Safety: What You Need to Know!"
Session: Session A - Friday November 6, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 106
Session Repeat: Session B - Friday November 6, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 106
Speaker(s): Richard Bellman - President/Lead Instructor, A Plus Food Safety
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"Let Forecasting be the solution"
Session: Session B - Friday November 6, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 100
Speaker(s): Deby Henry - Commodity Account Specialist, Advance Pierre Foods
Kathleen Coleman - Regional Sales Mgr, K-12-CA, Advance Pierre Foods
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"Cook-Chill & Packaging"
Session: Session C - Saturday November 7, 2015: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - 100
Speaker(s): Ted Kolstad, CFSP - President, stage KOLSTAD associates, Inc.
Alice Pollard, RDN - Owner, Pollard & Associates
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"Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Kitchens and Cafeterias "
Session: Session C - Saturday November 7, 2015: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - 106
Speaker(s): Garth Maijala - Owner/Principal Trainer & Consultant, Fidelity Safety and Training
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"Tips & Tricks to Keep Your Equipment Season Ready!"
Session: Session D - Saturday November 7, 2015: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 100
Speaker(s): Joel Brandon - Hobart Service Branch Manager Central Ca, Hobart
Nicholas Butler - Co-Owner of KLH Marketing Inc, KLH Marketing Inc
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"The Registered Dietitian and Chef"
Session: Session E - Saturday November 7, 2015: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 100
Speaker(s): Meg Fuchs - Registered Dietitian, Schools, AdvancePierre Foods
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"Moving Your School District to Zero Waste"
Session: Session E - Saturday November 7, 2015: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 106
Speaker(s): Debbi Dodson - Recycling Coordinator, Carton Council
Billy Reid - Food Service Director, Salida USD
Jennifer McNeil - Director of Child Nutrition Services, Encinitas Union School District
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"Secrets to Implementing or improving a Successful Grab-n-Go Program"
Session: Session F - Sunday November 8, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 100
Speaker(s): Virginia Anderson - Sales Manager, GA Systems
Gina Fero - K-12 Sales Specialist, The Fischer Group
Gayle Swain - Manager Non Commercial Markets-West, Cambro Manufacturing Company
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"Scratch Cooking--Easier Than You Think!"
Session: Session G - Sunday November 8, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 100
Speaker(s): Sally Spero, SNS - Child Nutrition Director, Lakeside Union School District
Chef James Dumars - Child Nutrition Lead, Lakeside Union School District
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Nutrition/Nutrition Education

"Moving to Plant Proteins on the Plate "
Session: - -
Speaker(s): - TBD
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"Food Wars: Traversing the Myths, Facts and Future of Healthy Eating in Schools"
Session: Session A - Friday November 6, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 204
Speaker(s): Shannan Young, RDN, SNS - Sr. Project Manager, Dairy Council of California
Brenda Lightfoot-Handy, MA - Child Nutrition Director, Castro Valley Unified School District
Lori Hoolihan, PhD, RDN - Manager of Nutrition Research, Dairy Council of California
Sandee Larsen - Director Child Nutrition, San Lorenzo Unified School District
Rachel Gekas - Assistant Director, Child Nutrition, San Lorenzo Unified
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"The Top Nutritious Food Trends of 2016: How to get them onto your menus"
Session: Session B - Friday November 6, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 204
Speaker(s): Mareya Ibrahim - President and Founder, Grow Green Industries
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"Food Justice, Social Justice, Education, and the School Meal Program - Part II"
Session: Session C - Saturday November 7, 2015: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - 204
Speaker(s): Alexandra Emmott - Farm to School Supervisor , Oakland Unified School District
Christyna Serrano - PhD Candidate , University of California, Berkeley
Jennifer LeBarre - Executive Director, Nutrition Services , Oakland Unified School District
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"Red/Orange Is the New Black! Integrating Nutritional Tomato Products in to Your Menu!"
Session: Session D - Saturday November 7, 2015: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 204
Speaker(s): Gabriela Pacheco, Red Gold, LLC
Sharon Palmer, R.D. - Nutrition Expert / Writer / Editor / Consultant , Consultant to Tomato Products Wellness Council
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"Food Wars 2: Join the conversation on creating healthy students, healthy meals, healthy communities"
Session: Session E - Saturday November 7, 2015: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 204
Speaker(s): Shannan Young, RDN, SNS - Sr. Project Manager, Dairy Council of California
Mary Ann Mills , University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
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"Getting Elementary Students to Taste New Fruits & Vegetables"
Session: Session F - Sunday November 8, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 204
Speaker(s): Pamela Williams - Nutritionist, Newport Mesa USD
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"MMM Good: Marketing Meatless Meals"
Session: Session G - Sunday November 8, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 204
Speaker(s): Karla Dumas - Dietitian, The Humane Society of the United States
Kristie Middleton - Senior Food Policy Director, The Humane Society of the United States
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"Food Psychology: why we eat more than we think "
Session: Session G - Sunday November 8, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 106
Speaker(s): James Painter, PhD, RD - Nutrition Consultant , Sun-Maid Growers of California
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State Update

"Serving Meals Year-round"
Session: Session A - Friday November 6, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 203
Speaker(s): Joseph Cormack - Manager, Child and Adult Care Food Program, CA Dept of Ed, Education & Nutrition Policy Unit
Vincent Keene - Associate Governmental Program Analyst, CA Dept of Ed, Summer Food & Data Management Unit
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"Surviving Your Administrative Review"
Session: Session B - Friday November 6, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 203
Speaker(s): Sean Hardin - Staff Services Manager I - Resource Management Unit, California Department of Education
David Hazeleaf - Staff Services Manager II - Compliance Coordination and Program Integrity Units, California Department of Education
Janice Hunt - Regional Manager - Field Services Unit, California Department of Education
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"Community Eligibility Provision"
Session: Session C - Saturday November 7, 2015: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - 203
Speaker(s): Chelsey Cooper - Associate Government Program Analyst, CA Dept of Ed, School Nutrition Programs Unit
Jennifer Howerter - Associate Government Program Analyst, CA Dept of Ed, School Nutrition Programs Unit
Jessica Hewins, Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
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"Warp Speed Ahead: Implementing the Professional Standards"
Session: Session D - Saturday November 7, 2015: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 203
Speaker(s): Mandeep Punia, MS, RD - Nutrition Education Consultant, CA Dept of Ed, Education & Nutrition Policy Unit
Jose Alvarado - Food Services Director, Fresno USD
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"Local School Wellness Policy: It Takes a Village!"
Session: Session E - Saturday November 7, 2015: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 203
Speaker(s): Mike Danzik, MPH, RD - Nutrition Education Consultant, CA Dept of Ed, Education & Nutrition Policy Unit
Lizett Olivares, MS, RD - Director, Food and Nutrition Services, Ontario-Montclair School District
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"State Update"
Session: Session F - Sunday November 8, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 203
Session Repeat: Session G - Sunday November 8, 2015: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 203
Speaker(s): Sandip Kaur - Director, Nutrition Svcs., CA Dept of Education, NSD
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"What's shaking -Creative Ways to Boost Flavor with Less Sodium"
Session: Session F - Sunday November 8, 2015: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 106
Speaker(s): Scott Soiseth - Director, Turlock Unified SD
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