As we know the USDA recently announced the highly-anticipated changes to the school meal patterns, and many of you participated in our webinar on the topic, “The New School Meal Patterns: What You Need to Know.” We discussed the final regulations, and how the new standards differ from current requirements, with moderator Cindy Brooks, Chair of the School Nutrition Association Public Policy & Legislation Committee and guest speakers Sam Kass (White House Assistant Chef, Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives), Dr. Janey Thornton, PhD, SNS (Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services at USDA), and Melissa Rothstein (Deputy Director, Child Nutrition Programs at USDA).
Did you miss the webinar? You can access the archived materials online for “The New School Meal Patterns: What You Need to Know.”
Upcoming Webinar Schedule
We have an exciting schedule of webinars and Peer2Peer Connect Q & A sessions between now and early March. We don’t want you to miss these wonderful opportunities to connect with other school nutrition professionals to discuss topics important to your program and your students.
February 15, 2012 (Wednesday): Buying the Right Produce at the Right Price—Experts from the USDA and a food service director will discuss quality, condition, and grade standards in this 75-minute webinar. Online registration is open.
February 21, 2012 (Tuesday): Peer2Peer Connect Q & A Session on Produce Specifications—School Nutrition Foundation partners with USDA for this free 60-minute question-and-answer session where SNA members and non-members can connect to share ideas, comments, and questions about quality, condition, and grade standards. Online registration is open.
February 22, 2012 (Wednesday): Teamwork is Key to Successful Food Allergy Management in Schools—School Nutrition Foundation partners with the National Peanut Board to discuss food allergy management in schools, building relationships within your school district to ensure an effective food allergy plan is in place, and how to identify key allergy risks within your schools. Online registration is open for this 75-minute webinar.
February 28, 2012 (Tuesday): Peer2Peer Connect Q & A Session on How to Improve the Online Presence of Your CN Department—School Nutrition Foundation partners with Nutrislice for this free, 60-minute Peer2Peer call, where we will discuss how food service departments can optimize information they present online, including menus, nutrition information, and payment options. Online registration is open.
March 6, 2012 (Tuesday): Peer2Peer Connect Q & A on Food Allergies—School Nutrition Foundation partners with the National Peanut Board on this free, 60-minute Peer2Peer call where we will discuss questions surrounding food allergy management in schools and how to build an effective food allergy management plan. Online registration is open.