2021 Winter Conference Sessions

DAY ONE - Thursday, February 4, 2021


1:00pm - 1:10pm | Welcome


1:10pm - 1:55pm | Educational Session

SNA Advocacy Positions: Are There Any Changes with the Incoming Administration?

Change is the new norm in school nutrition programs as we all pivot to manage unforeseen challenges and continue to successfully nourish students. These bold transformations call for bold advocacy. Catch up on the latest messaging and prepare to speak up for school nutrition!
Speaker:

Reggie Ross 2020-2021 President, School Nutrition Association
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2:05pm - 3:05pm | Vendor Roundtables


3:15pm - 4:00pm | Educational Session

Breakfast & Meal Service Across the State

A round robin session with food service directors and partners from across the state to share best practices in different regions of the state during COVID-19.
Speakers:
Dawn Botensten Food Service Director, Kankakee SD 111
Christine Cliff, MPH, RDN, LDN, CLT, FAND District Registered Dietitian & Compliance Specialist, School District U-46
Laun Dunn Executive Director, United Way of Knox County
Clare Keating Food Service Director, CICS Charter Schools


12:45pm - 1:00pm | Closing Remarks & Raffle Winners Announcement 


DAY TWO - Thursday, February 11, 2021


1:00pm - 1:10pm | Welcome


1:10pm - 1:55pm | Educational Session

Marketing Your Program Post-COVID: What is the “New Normal”?

2020 completely disrupted the entire foodservice landscape, including K-12. Traditional marketing took a backseat as new ways to connect and engage with target audiences emerged. Learn how to make these work for your district to grow AFP.
Speaker:

Kevin Wilson CEO, Esrock Partners
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2:05pm - 3:05pm | Vendor Roundtables


3:15pm - 4:00pm | Educational Session

Lessons Learned: Tips to Inspire Success in Continued Uncertainty

Staying inspired can be difficult during the best of times and requires even more focus when unexpected events happen. Explore how we have learned from success stories and catastrophes from our panel of directors. Learn what you can do to inspire lasting success - even in the continued state of uncertainty.
Speakers:
Kevin Harris Director of Food Services, McHenry CCSD 15
Karen Kempf Food Service Director, Fairview South SD 72
Kate Kloet Assistant Director, Valley View CSD 365-U


12:45pm - 1:00pm | Closing Remarks & Raffle Winners Announcement 


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