State Conference 2016

59th Annual NSNA State Conference
“Growing our Future One Bite at a Time”
June 26-29, 2016

 

 

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The 2016 NSNA Conference will be held in Kearney NE this year! We are looking forward to seeing all of you again. New for this year: You can pay for conference registration online with the Pay Now button below!

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Sharon Schaefer

Sharon Schaefer

Jean Ronnei 2015-16 SNA President

Jean Ronnei
2015-16 SNA President

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Conference Locations:

Holiday Inn
110 S. 2nd Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
(877) 410-6667 (Reservations)
(308) 237-5971 (Front Desk)

59th ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE

NEBRASKA SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION

“Growing Our Future One Bite At A Time”

Please turn cell phones off during sessions – Thank You

*Agenda subject to additions or deletions*

Printable version: Revised Conference Agenda

Sunday, June 26, 2016

12:00 – 5:00        Registration

 

1:00 – 5:00           ServSafe

Stateroom F                        Gay Anderson – SNA National Board

Consumer concerns about food safety is at an all time high.  The ServSafe course provides up-to-date information on food microbiology, sanitary food  handling and storage, personal health and hygiene, housekeeping and the HAACP food safety program and pest control……………….…4 CEU – 2620 Food Safety

 

1:00 – 5:30           Utilizing the Cafeteria as a Classroom

          Sandy Kramer, ICN, Presenter

This Breakfast Lunch Training (BLT) program is  designed to provide school nutrition professionals   with tools and resources that will enable them to develop and enhance a school nutrition program  that will be recognized as an integral part of the education system…..4 CEU – 1200 Nutrition Education 

 

6:30 – 9:00           President’s Reception

Ballroom I & II      Kearney Holiday Inn

Sponsored by Cash-Wa Distributing

Cash Bar Available

                            

Monday, June 27, 2016

7:00 – 5:00           Registration

Pre-Function Area

 

7:00 – 8:30           Executive Board Meeting

Stateroom C                   Mary Finnegan – NSNA President

…………..1 CEU – Program Management

                       

7:00 – 11:30        ServSafe Continues

Stateroom F         Gay Anderson – SNA National Board

Consumer concerns about food safety is at an all time high. The ServSafe course provides up-to-date information on food microbiology, sanitary food handling and storage, personal health and hygiene, housekeeping and the HAACP food safety program and pest control………..……4 CEU – 2620 Food Safety

 

9:00 – 10:00        Evolution of the Lunch Lady

Stateroom E                   Sharon Schafer, SNS

                             An inspiring and motivational look at school nutrition  services and how changes over the years have created major shifts in how we all do business.………1 CEU – Program Promotion

 

9:00 – 5:00           Ways and Means

Room D                  (Closed During Sessions)

 

8:30 – 11:30        From Our Farm to Your School

Stateroom AB      Culinary Tasting and Information Tidbits

                   Beth Haas – Department of Education

                              Sarah Smith, Center for Rural Affairs

                                    A farm to school interactive culinary tasting plus marketing ideas and a chance meet your farmers.       ……3 CEU – 1130 Local Foods and Farm to School     

 

9.00 – 10:00                   Leadership Workshop                    

Stateroom C                  Jeff Andel – NSNA President Elect

All District & State Presidents, Vice Presidents,

Secretaries and Treasurers.

Guest Speaker, Jean Ronnei, SNA National President……………1 CEU – 3000 Administration  

 

10:30 – 11:30      House of Delegates

Stateroom E         Annual meeting of the Nebraska School Nutrition Association.  Learn what’s going on with YOUR association.  All Conference Attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend.

1 CEU – 4100 Communications and Marketing

 

11:45 – 12:45      Opening Session

Ballroom I & II    Flag Presentation –

Thought For The Day

Jeff Andel NSNA President Elect

Welcome to State Conference and Introductions

Mary Finnegan, NSNA President

Welcome To Kearney

Lunch

 

12:45 – 1:15                   Opening Remarks

Ballroom I & II    Jean Ronnei

SNA President

 

1:15 – 1:30          Navigating the NSNA Website

Ballroom I & II    Paula Wagner

NSNA Webmaster

 

1:45 – 2:45           First General Session

Ballroom I & II    There Is No Traffic Jam on the Extra Mile

                             Tom Johnson

Using real-life experiences sprinkled with humor, Tom                                                will inspire you to live a more productive life…..1 CEU – 3450 Employee Health & Wellness

 

 3:00 – 4:00           Second General Session        

Ballroom I & II    Tasty Tidbits from NDE

                             Sharon Davis, Director

                             Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services

Sharon will present ingredients to help manage your school meals programs.  Don’t beat yourself up to understand the memos, sit back, relax, and marinate the information presented.  Sharon will provide a good measure of information about NDE happenings, share the latest USDA policy memos, and other tasty school nutrition tidbits to create a recipe for success! ………1 CEU – 1200 Nutrition Education

 

4:15 – 5:15       CalciYum!

Stateroom F                   Sharon Schaefer, SNS

Come and learn a great way to teach the students,   teachers and administrators in your district the  importance of proper nutrition and how it can be a part of  a student’s education.

………...1 CEU – 1200 Nutrition Education

 

Stateroom E                   School Nutrition Heros

                                    Jean Ronnei, 2015-16 SNA President

Recognizing all of the school heroes is important to SNA. Has your school nutrition program ever participated in School Lunch Hero Day or National School Breakfast Week?  Now is the time to get involved!  Another way we do this is with the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes which is held during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference.  The annual fundraising event for SNA honors five school nutrition heroes who embody the passion and commitment of SNA members who make a difference in their schools and their communities.……..1 CEU – 4120 Program Promotion

 

Stateroom A & B It’s Not About The Broccoli

Lynn Goering, RD, Program Specialist                               Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services

Ask any school age kid “What’s the best time of the school day?” and you are sure to hear: “Recess and Lunch!” Join me to discuss normal feeding patterns of children and learn about the division of responsibility in feeding……………..…1 CEU – 1300 General Nutrition

  

5:30 – 6:30           School Nutrition Heros

Stateroom E                       Jean Ronnei, 2015-16 – SNA President

Recognizing all of the school heroes is important to SNA. Has your school nutrition program ever participated in School Lunch Hero Day or National School Breakfast Week?  Now is the time to get involved!  Another way we do this is with the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes which is held during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference.  The annual fundraising event for SNA honors five school nutrition heroes who embody the passion and commitment of SNA members who make a difference in their schools and their communities.….…1 CEU – 4120 Program Promotion

         

CalciYum!

Stateroom F                        Sharon Schaefer, SNS

Come and learn a great way to teach the students,                                               teachers and administrators in your district the  importance of proper nutrition and how it can be a part of  a student’s education.……1 CEU – 1200 Nutrition Education

 

Stateroom A & B Professional Standards:  One Year In.  Are You Meeting the Requirements?

                               Donna Handley RD, Program Specialist

                               Nebraska Department of Education, Nutrition Services

We’ve just completed the first year of a two-year cycle. We’ll discuss meeting the requirements with a variety of learning opportunities, including new training options, and how to track those Continuing Ed Units.                                             …1 CEU – 3430 Training Plans and Tracking

 

6:30 – 7:00         Social Hour

                           Cash Bar Available 6:30 – 9:30

 

7:00 – 8:00           Dinner

Ballroom I & II    Newcomers guests of Past Presidents        

Introduction of Candidates

Judy Poehlman, NSNA Nominating Chair

8:00 – 10:00        Entertainment              

Ballroom I & II      Gayle Becwar

Sponsored by Thompson Company

Gayle Becwar has performed in front of thousands of companies all over the world, with his unique brand of clean, interactive, fast-paced magic and comedy.

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 6:00 – 7:00           Zumba

Pre-Function        You do not need to know how to boogie, just move

Area               around and have fun.  Come and join us for a little early morning exercise and fun.

EARLY BIRD DRAWING FOR ATTENDEES

 

7:00 – 5:00           Registration

Pre-Function

Area

7:00 – 5:00           Ways and Means

Stateroom D                  (Closed During Sessions)

 

7:00 – 8:00           Breakfast for all Attendees

Ballroom I & II

 

8:00 – 9:00           Third General Session

Ballroom I & II    The Top Ten Ways to Lead a Significant Life                                                                        Dave Zimmer

                             Everyone has great things to offer this world.  They simply need to discover what they are.  The focus here is  to get people to understand the true ways in which they  influence other people (their character and values).    There is an emphasis placed on the ways that people can  lead a dificant life.  People will feel empowered to make changes that will better themselves and those  around them..1 CEU – 3450 Employee Health Wellness    4130 Customer Service

 

9:15 – 10:30        Fourth General Session

Ballroom I & II      From Farm to Fridge   

                             Caryn Kusleika, Midwest Dairy Council

                             Brooke and Ann Engleman, Classic Dairy, Jansen, NE

Multi-generation dairy farmer from local Nebraska farm will bring the topic of agriculture to life in this session by providing real life examples of what happens on their farm. Nebraska SNA members will leave this session with ideas for student nutrition education, inspirations for deepening farm to school activities and engaging parent groups…1 CEU – 1130 Local Foods & Farm to School

 

8:30 – 3:30          my ONcore Menu Planning

Room 172            Open Seminar for Upgrade Training

                             Thompson Company

An opportunity for you to view the new upgraded features to the National myONcore.com menu planning program. Get hands on training for successful menu planning…………………1 CEU – 1150 Menu Analysis

 

10:45 – 12:45      Food Show– District 3, 4, 5 ,6, 8

                             Buffalo County Fairgrounds

                             Transportation on Your Own

2 CEU – 2430 Purchase Food Supplies & Equipment

Participants can earn a maximum of 2 CEU’s per year from food show attendance.

 

10:30 – 11:30      The Power of Pork

Stateroom C                   Elwin Fitzke

This presentation features the “One Health” concept to demonstrate how animal health and human health go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to the use of antibiotics in food animals. Learn how farmers are raising healthy pigs while reducing the need for antibiotics.  Through science-based farming practices, farmers have also make pork one of the leanest, nutrient-rich protein food choices available today

        ……….1 CEU – 1000 Nutrition

 

Stateroom A & B Power Up your School Meals Program

                             Donna Handley RD, Program Specialist

                             Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services

Ideas for marketing and promoting your school meals program…1 CEU – 4120 Program Promotion

          4110 Strategic and Marketing Plans

 

Stateroom F         Farm to School Resources and

Best Practices for Nebraska Schools

Caryn Kusleika, Midwest Dairy Council

Sarah Smith, Center for Rural Affairs

Learn about local resources and best practices to bring local foods into schools. Gain knowledge of menu planning based on seasonality of local foods, where to find local foods, and learn some examples from other Nebraska school…………1 CEU – 1130 Farm to School        

 

11:45 – 12:45      USDA Commodities

Stateroom C                  Chad Mohr

                             Department of Health & Human Services

                             Get the latest information on

  1. The USDA Foods ordering cycle (Survey Requests – Allocations – Orders – Invoices).
  2. Ways to maximize entitlement utilization using the three available methods: USDA Pre-order, State processing and DOD Fresh Produce (FFAVORS)
  3. Features of CNPweb such as “Fact Sheets”, the “Product Cost Per Serving” report, the “Value of Commodities Shipped” report and the “Survey Request Report”………..1 CEU – 1170 USDA Foods

                                                                       

Stateroom A & B Food Safety Plan? – What about HAACP

                               Beth Haas, Program Specialist

Nebraska Department of Education, Nutrition Services

                             Join us for a unique look into your food safety plan.…..1 CEU – 2600 Food Safety  2610 HAACP

 

Stateroom F         Nebraska Beef Council

                             Zach Nelson, Culinary Development Consultant

Get the most out of your roast and become the chief of ground beef. Relax and enjoy a Chef-led cooking demonstration to provide unique ideas on how to incorporate lean beef at home or on the school lunch menu.  Today, the meal is on us!………..1 CEU – 2130 Culinary Skills

 

1:15 – 3:15          Food Show –District 1 ,2

                             Buffalo County Fairgrounds

                             Transportation on Your Own   1 – CEU – 2430 Purchase Food Supplies & Equipment

Participants can earn a maximum of 2 CEU’s per year from food show attendance.

 

1:15 – 2:15          The Power of Pork

Stateroom C                  Elwin Fitzke, Nebraska Pork Producer

This presentation features the “One Health” concept to demonstrate how animal health and human health go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to the use of antibiotics in food animals. Learn how farmers are raising healthy pigs while reducing the need for antibiotics.  Through science-based farming practices, farmers have also make pork one of the leanest, nutrient-rich protein food choices available today                       …..…1 CEU – 1100 Nutrition

 

Stateroom A & B Mind Your Own Business

                             Lynn Goering, RD, Program Specialist

                             Nebraska Department of Education, Nutrition Services

What makes a well-run program? Is there one “magic bullet”?  This session is geared for new managers and staff who are interested in the business side of the school meals program…..1 CEU – 3200 Program Management

 

Stateroom F                        Farm to School Resources and Best Practices for Nebraska Schools

Caryn Kusleika, Midwest Dairy Council

Sarah Smith, Center for Rural Affairs

Learn about local resources and best practices to bring local foods into schools. Gain knowledge of menu planning based on seasonality of local foods, where to find local foods, and learn some examples from other Nebraska schools……….1 CEU – 1130 Farm to School

 

2:30 -3:30            USDA Commodities

Stateroom C                  Chad Mohr

                             Department of Health & Human Services

                             Get the latest information on

  1. The USDA Foods ordering cycle (Survey Requests – Allocations – Orders – Invoices).
  2. Ways to maximize entitlement utilization using the three available methods: USDA Pre-order, State processing and DOD Fresh Produce (FFAVORS)
  3. Features of CNPweb such as “Fact Sheets”, the “Product Cost Per Serving” report, the “Value of Commodities Shipped” report and the “Survey Request Report”………..1 CEU – 1170 USDA Foods

                                                                       

Stateroom A & B Professional Standards:  One Year In.  Are You Meeting the Requirements?

                               Donna Handley RD, Program Specialist

                               Nebraska Department of Education, Nutrition Services

We’ve just completed the first year of a two-year cycle. We’ll discuss meeting the requirements with a variety of learning opportunities, including new training options, and how to track those Continuing Ed Units.

…1 CEU – 3430 Training Plans and Tracking

Stateroom F                   Nebraska Beef Council

                             Zach Nelson, Culinary Development Consultant

Get the most out of your roast and become the chief of ground beef. Relax and enjoy a Chef-led cooking demonstration to provide unique ideas on how to incorporate lean beef at home or on the school lunch menu.  Today, the meal is on us?  …………..1 CEU – Culinary Skills

 

4:00 – 5:00          District Meetings

                             District 1—–Room C             District 4—–Room B

District 2—–Room F              District 5—–Room E

District 3—–Room A             District 6 & 8—–Room 173

 

5:30 – 6:00          Social Hour

                             (Cash Bar Available 5:30 – 9:00)

 

6:00 – 9:00         Dinner Banquet

Ballroom I & II

 

9:00 – 10:00        Presidents Reception

Pre-Function        Sponsored by Sysco Lincoln

Area

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

7:00 – 8:30           Executive Board Meeting

Stateroom E                                         …1 CEU – 3200 Program Management

 

7:00 – 10:45        Ways and Means

Stateroom D                       (Closed During Sessions)

 

7:00 – 8:00           Breakfast For All Attendees

Ballroom I & II

 

8:00 – 9:30         Fifth General Session

Ballroom I & II      Don’t Be A Victim

                            Personal Safety and Self Defense

          Ron Scheidt, Defensive Tactics Instructor and retired

          Senior United States Probation Officer                                            

Safety is important whether you are home, work or out and about in the community. What is your personal commitment to safety?  Join Defensive Tactical Instructor Ron Scheidt, as he leads you through this important and engaging presentation and hands-on instruction…….1.5 CEU – 3200 Program Management  3450 Employee Health, Safety and Wellness

 

9:45 – 10:45        Ron Scheidt

Stateroom C         Additional time and hands-on training with speaker Ron Scheidt on personal safety.

……..1 CEU – 3200 Program Management   3450 Employee Health, Safety and Wellness

 

Stateroom F                   Navigating Your Way Through Special Diet Concerns

                             Shawn Vondracek, Program Specialist

                             Nebraska Department of Education, Nutrition Services

Are you unsure of your food service responsibility when you receive a special diet request? If so, attend this informative session.  The “Medical Statement Form To Request Special Meal and/or Accommodations” will be explained…1 CEU – 1160 Special Diets/Food Allergies

 

Stateroom A & B Q & A FORUM

                                Department of Education, Nutrition Services

                             Professional Standards – Administrative Review –

Smart Snacks…..Still have questions and just need answers? Now’s the time to ask.

…1 CEU – 3320 Compliance with Regulations/Policies

 

11:00 – 12:00      Ron Scheidt

Stateroom C         Additional time and hands-on training with speaker Ron Scheidt on personal safety.

……..1 CEU – 3200 Program Management   3450 Employee Health, Safety and Wellness

 

Stateroom F                   Have Fun with Technology

                             Jeff Andel, NSNA

Learn how to have fun with staff, students and colleagues while streamlining and modernizing your kitchen.                                          ……………..1 CEU – 3200 Technology

 

Stateroom A & B QUESTION AND ANSWER FORUM

                                Department of Education, Nutrition Services

                             Professional Standards – Administrative Review –

Smart Snacks…..Still have questions and just need answers? Now’s the time to ask.

…1 CEU – 3320 Compliance with Regulations/Policies

 

12:00                    Closing Session

Ballroom I & II    Thought for the Day

Mary Finnegan, NSNA Past President

Lunch

                             Benefactor Program

                             President’s Message- Jeff Andel, NSNA President

                             Introduction of 2016-17 Executive Board

Invitation to SNA Annual Conference

July 10-13, 2016 San Antonio, Texas

Ways and Means

Retire of Flags –

(Please Stand While The Flags Are Retired)

 

                             Important Dates: NSNA Annual Conferences

                             June 25 – 28, 2017 – South Sioux City, NE

                             June 24 – 27, 2018 – Kearney, NE

                             June 23 – 26, 2019 – Kearney, NE

 

Adjourn

Have A Safe Trip Home……….

 

                            

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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