Education Sessions for Pre-conference

Sunday, June 28

8:00 am–5:00 pm
Financial Management: A Course for School Foodservice Directors

Speakers: Gaye Lynn MacDonald, SNS, Consultant, MacDonald Consulting; Donna Wittrock, SNS, Consultant
This course enables school nutrition directors to standardize procedures to support a sound financial program so that they can benchmark their operations against comparable districts. Directors are able to analyze financial data using financial statements; communicate with stakeholders in the school nutrition program; identify revenue and expenditures by category; and review key financial statements and their application to support a sound financial operation. The Financial Manage-ment Course uses a variety of print and electronic media developed by the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) to provide training.
Cost: $125; CEUs: 8
Intended Audience: DDS, MC, SA

Master Trainer Seminar
Developed by NFSMI, this pre-conference session is designed to help those interested pursuing SNA’s Trainer Certification to meet the 10-hour trainer certification workshop requirement. (Pre & Post Study Notice: 2 hours individual pre-study are required before taking this 8-hour session. Post-study work also must be completed before the certificate of completion will be awarded.) Come gain knowledge about various training techniques and develop the necessary skills to actively facilitate adult learning. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to deal with different learning styles, engage the learner in a wide range of activities without relying on Power-Point, and establish a positive learning environment with confidence.
Cost: $125; CEUs: 10
Intended Audience: E, DDS, SA

Step Up to the HealthierUS School Challenge
Speakers: Clare Miller, MS, RD, Consultant, National Food Service Management Institute; Virginia Webb, MS, RD, Consultant, National Food Service Management Institute
The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC), launched by USDA in 2004, is an initiative to recognize schools that have taken steps to improve their school meal programs and the school wellness environment. New criteria were released in 2008. This workshop will cover the established criteria and application process for the Gold, Silver or Bronze distinctions and help you plan menus to meet the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Specific content will address promoting fruits, vegetables and whole grains in school meals; meeting the HUSSC menu criteria and competitive foods criteria; and making plans to apply for the HealthierUS School Challenge into action.
Cost: $125; CEUs: 8
Intended Audience: M, DDS

Solving the Food Allergy Puzzle
Food allergies are a difficult topic to address in school nutrition operations. From legal obligations to financial challenges, they present complex obstacles. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and USDA have been working with a broad range of stakeholders to address school district needs for clear information, guidance and resources. An expert panel representing a range of facets on this topic will bring the pieces of the puzzle together and spark dynamic discussion. This fast-paced, interactive seminar will cover food allergies from “soup to nuts,”….or, rather, wheat to nuts. Attendees will be able to discuss challenges and solutions to creating effective food allergy plans at the district level.
Cost: $125; CEUs: 8
Intended Audience: DDS, MC, SA

10:00 am–3:00 pm
Chapter Leadership Day

Attention Chapter Leaders -- Need to brush up on some of your leadership skills? The 4th Annual Chapter Leadership Day is your opportunity to gather the fresh ideas that will help you lead your chapter through a successful year, as well as develop programs and services that will enhance your chapter and allow you to attract and retain members. Presentations by experts will cover topics such as building strong chapters, growing membership and planning your year as president. You also will learn more about all the SNA resources at your disposal. Breakout sessions provide opportunity for discussion, including the chance to express any issues confronting you and learning how these issues can be addressed. All chapter leaders are encouraged to attend this event.
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)

ANC 2009 Sponsors*
Top Sponsors
  • Barilla Pasta
  • ConAgra Foodservice
  • Fruit 66
  • General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice
  • Gossner Foods
  • Horizon Software International
  • IZZE Beverage
  • J.T.M. Food Group
  • J & J Snack Foods
  • Kraft Foods
  • Kellogg’s Food Away From Home
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Mrs.T’s Pierogies
  • PepsiCo Foodservice
  • Pierre Foods
  • Schwan’s Food Service
  • SFSPac Food Service Sanitation Systems
  • Simplot
  • SoBe Lifewater
  • Solae
  • The Switch Beverage Company
  • Vulcan and Wolf

GEM Club Contributors - Ruby Club
GEM Club Contributors - Pearl Club

*As of May 4, 2009