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Child Nutrition and Industry Summit 2016

The Child Nutrition and Industry Summit is a time for industry members and child nutrition leaders to collaborate on topics of mutual interest with the goal to provide children with the nourishment they need to be successful in school and ultimately in society.
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Riviera Palm Springs

Riviera Palm Springs

May 15-17, 2016
Palm Springs, CA

You will want to join us for CSNA Child Nutrition and Industry Summit at the Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262. This event is scheduled for May 14th - 16th. Riviera Palm Springs offers special amenities for our group, so plan on arriving early or staying late to take advantage of everything the property has to offer. Our Group Rate will be honored 3 days before and after the Child Nutrition and Industry Summit, subject to availability.

The Child Nutrition and Industry Summit Committee is hard at work planning the details of the event. See the schedule below for complete details
Take care of the lodging details now!
Hotel Reservation Cut-Off date is Monday, April 13th!

Lodging at Riviera Palm Springs is $139 per night, Run of House Accommodations plus tax or Mediterranean Junior Suites: $239.00. Subject to availability, the rate will be honored 3 days pre/post conference.  We negotiated with the hotel to lower the resort fee for our group, and we have negotiated a free self-parking rate or valet parking rate of $20 per day (for those coming in for the day or overnight.)

Click on this link for additional information on Riviera Palm Springs

Reservations can be made by calling the Hotel Directly at: 866-961-3785 or online by clicking here.

See you all in Palm Springs


Sunday, May 15, 2016

12:00 PMRegistration
1:00 PMWelcome & Overview
Housekeeping and President's Message
1:15 PMPP & L Update
Robert Schram, Director of Nutrition Services Clovis Unified School District

Barry Sackin, B. Sackin & Associates LLC
2:15 PMCalifornia Thursday, Take A Chance on Me!!
Moderator: Maribeth Wasmund, Rich Products, K12 Key Account Manager

  • Trieste Chiquete, MS, Director of Foods Services Fontana Unified School District
  • Amy Glodde, RD, MPH Oakland Unified School District, Menu Planner and Training Supervisor
  • Kim Andreasen, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Rescue Union School District
  • Scott Soiseth, Director of Child Nutrition, Turlock Unified School District
  • Nancy Rostomily, Director of Nutrition Services, Lodi Unified School District
  • Sandy Curwood, Conejo Valley Unified School District presenting for Center for Ecoliteracy
3:30 PMBreak
3:45 PM"SOS" - Finding Connections to Low-Cost/No-Cost Strategies that Lead to Revamping Your School Cafeteria
Moderator: Candice Sainz, Community Nutrition Advisor for Dairy Council of California

  • Margan Holloway, SNS, Director of Child Nutrition Services Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
  • Constance Montferret, MS, RD, Nutrition & Marketing Consultant Covina Valley Unified School District
  • Gail Swain with Cambro
4:45 PMAdjourn
6:00 PMReception
6:30 PMInstallation of Officers Dinner
(included in Child Nutrition and Industry Summit Registration, but you can register for this as a stand alone dinner by clicking the link above)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Join us to share and learn from each other as we explore piggybacking, bids, RFP's and the impact on your business and operating needs whether you are an Industry Partner or a School Services member. Help shape the future of training and technical assistance for the state of California for years to come in small group discussion and sharing real life experiences.

Moderator: Suzanne Morales, RD, MPH, SNS, Director Nutrition Services Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

California Department of Ed- Jeremy Pagan, Manager Food Distribution Program Nutrition Services Division California Department of Education
10:15 AM"I Have a Dream": Growing the Digital Footprint & Telling Our Story
Herbie Smith, Executive Director, The San Marcos Promise
11:45 AMAdjourn
Interested in sponsoring the Industry Party?

Monday, May 16, 2016

8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
9:00 AM
  • Carol Chase Huegli, MS, RD, Associate Director Nutrition Services Division
  • Jeremy Pagan, Food Distribution Program Manager Nutrition Services Division California Department of Education
  • Mike Danzik, MPH, RD, Nutrition Education Consultant California Department of Education
10:25 AMGimme Gimme Gimme Veggies: How Schools are fueling students with Meatless Monday
Moderator: Kristie Middleton, Senior Director of Food Policy, The Humane Society of The United States

  • Ksenia S. Koudriachova, Assistant Director of Food Services, Fontana Unified School District
  • Deanna Robles Davis, Nutrition Services Supervisor, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Paloma Perez, Assistant Director, San Ysidro School District
11:30 AMLunch
1:00 PMStudent Panel "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
  • Doug Keyser, Team Leader K12 for The Core Group
  • Maribeth Wasmund, K12 Key Account Manager for Rich Products
  • Christine Focha, Superior Foods
  • Tracy Tinder, Western Region Manager, K-12 School Specialist with Con Agra Foods
2:00 PMHow to get the most out of Smart Snacks
Moderator: Michelle Reitzin-Bass Buena Vista Foods

  • Michael Danzik, MPH, RD, Nutrition Education Consultant California Department of Education
  • Jeff Kuriel, A&R Foods CEO
  • Jamie Sanchez, RD, Nutrition Manager Santa Ana Unified
  • Susan Kilgour, Foods Service Director Bonita Unified School District
  • Debra Amos, RD School Food Service Director and Consultant
3:00 PMBreak
3:15 PMSupper Program, What's for Dinner?
Moderator: Tracy Tinder- Western Region Manager, K-12 School Specialist with Con Agra Foods

  • Dr. Robert S. Lewis, SNS, Director of Nutrition Services El Monte City School District
  • Ksenia Koudriachova, Assistant Director Fontana Unified School District
  • Nancy Rostomily, MBA, SNS, CFSE, Director of Food Services Lodi Unified School District
  • Stephanie Bruce, Nutrition Services Director Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Jane Crawford, Director of Food Services Santa Clarita Valley SFSA
  • Mary Delong, Director of Student Nutrition Yuba City Unified School District
4:30 PMAdjourn
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMReception - (included for School District Employees, Additional Fee for non-sponsoring Industry and Guests. Click link below)
Interested in sponsoring the Industry Party?

Child Nutrition and Industry Summit Registration

Before Feb. 1*By April 5*After April 5
Non-CSNA Member Dir./Sup.$395$445$495
Industry Representative $395$445$495
Non-CSNA Member Ind. Rep. $445$495$545
Spouse/Guest of attendees
(includes all CSNA meal events.  Does not include sessions)
*Must be registered and paid in full to receive this price

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WHAT TO WEAR: Dress for conference is business casual.

We look forward to seeing you there.
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California School Nutrition Association
PO Box 11376, Burbank, California 91510
Phone: (818) 842-3040 | Fax: (818) 843-7423
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