Connect with the Experts: Upcoming Webinars

WEbinarWEDNESDAYfinalSNA’s webinars offer you the opportunity for professional development and education directly from subject matter experts…and all from the comfort of your office. Learn about the latest hot topics in school nutrition, presented with your needs in mind.

Take a look at the upcoming schedule, below:

Continuing the Conversation with USDA about Smart Snacks in Schools

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:15pm EST

The School Nutrition Association (SNA), in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service Child Nutrition Programs will host a FREE webinar on nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools outside of a reimbursable meal, known as the “Smart Snacks in Schools” standards. This webinar builds upon the conversation covered in the March 19th, “USDA’s “Smart Snacks in Schools” Nutrition Standards” and will provide additional guidance and clarification from USDA. Participation in this webinar is worth 1 SNA CEU.

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Unlock Your Menu Potential: Secrets to Whole Grain Success

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 2:00 pm EST
SNA, in partnership with Ultragrain®, will host a FREE webinar on successful ways to menu whole grain-rich recipes that students will enjoy. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to hear from an expert panel, including fellow child nutrition professionals and industry representatives, on how you can finesse your whole grain recipes, whether it’s rolls, bread, pasta dishes or a la carte items. Discover new product offerings and the versatility of speed scratch, and hear about how the industry is working to make new products available. Participation in this webinar is worth 1 SNA CEU.

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The Exceptional Cranberry: Strategies to Add Fruit that Students will Enjoy

May 14, 2014, from 2:00-3:15pm EST

SNA, in partnership with Ocean Spray, is hosting a free webinar on how sweetened cranberries are a healthy, delicious and versatile fruit that can easily be used in school meals to meet creditable fruit servings and as allowable snacks. Webinar participants will learn about creative ways to use cranberries to enhance your recipes, provide a snack students will accept and enjoy, and manage food costs. Participation in this webinar is worth 1 SNA CEU.

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Successful State and Local Advocacy Strategies

May 21, 2014, from 2:00-3:15pm EST

Join the School Nutrition Association for a FREE webinar to learn how to advance school nutrition initiatives at the state and local level through advocacy and proactive media outreach.  Whether you hope to increase support for school meal programs or launch a statewide Breakfast in the Classroom campaign, this webinar will arm you with tips and techniques to win over your state and local leaders.  SNA’s Diane Pratt-Heaver, Director of Media Relations, and Nichole Westin, Director of State Legislative Affairs, will walk you through the process and provide an overview of SNA resources. Participation in this webinar is worth 1 SNA CEU.

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