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LEARN MORE This year's theme is "SNAAZ Honors All First Responders". The State Conference Planning Committee has been hard at work putting together an event that will benefit and educate all levels of child nutrition. So, whether you are a front-line worker, manager, supervisor, or district director this conference will help and support you to further your knowledge and skills which in turn helps the students you serve each and every day. 2020 SNAAZ Annual State Conference
2020 SNAAZ
ANNUAL STATE
CONFERENCE
LEARN MORE You won't want to miss out on the first ever in the history of SNAAZ our 64th Annual Virtual State Conference featuring acclaimed keynote speakers Dr. Kevin Sauer & Dr. Kevin Roberts from Kansas State University. Saturday, September 26, 2020
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LEARN MORE This year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the SNAAZ conference will be virtual and SNAAZ is looking for exhibitors to help make the first virtual conference successful. LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW & EMERGING INDUSTRY TRENDS
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MEMBER REGISTRATION You won't want to miss out on the first ever in the history of SNAAZ our 64th Annual Virtual State Conference. This year's theme is "SNAAZ Honors All First Responders". So, whether you are a front-line worker, manager, supervisor, or district director this conference will help and support you to further your knowledge and skills which in turn helps the students you serve each and every day. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 INDUSTRY MEMBER REGISTRATION

About 2020 SNAAZ
Annual State Conference

You won’t want to miss out on the first ever in the history of SNAAZ our 64th Annual VIRTUAL State Conference. 

This year’s theme is “SNAAZ Honors All First Responders“. The State Conference Planning Committee has been hard at work putting together an event that will benefit and educate all levels of child nutrition. So, whether you are a front-line worker, manager, supervisor, or district director this conference will help and support you to further your knowledge and skills which in turn helps the students you serve each and every day.

Topics

01. Keynote Speakers How School Nutrition Folks Do Food Safety Better SNAAZ is excited to have speaking this year two of the premier professional presenters in the field of child nutrition with an emphasis in food nutrition services, child nutrition and school programs, HAACP, food safety, and overcoming employee barriers to implementing food safety in child nutrition programs Dr. Kevin Sauer & Dr. Kevin Roberts - Kansas State University 02. SNA National Update SNA National Update We are pleased to highlight a special welcome from the School Nutrition Associations national president, Mr. Reginald Ross, SNS. 03. Industry Member Awards SNAAZ Industry Member of the Year Award Recognition Each year SNAAZ recognizes one of our industry members at our Annual State Conference. This award is the highest honor SNAAZ bestows upon an industry member who has demonstrated outstanding support and made significant contributions to the child nutrition industry. You won’t want to miss the unveiling of the 2020 recipient! 04. Election Information SNAAZ Election Information Get ready to cast your vote! Each year SNAAZ reaches out to potential leaders who are willing to serve our Association in leadership roles. This year we have openings for the position of Vice President and Treasurer. These positions provide leadership, strategic guidance, and direction. 05. Effects of Covid-19 Effects of COVID 19 - How to Build Better Partnerships Between Schools and Industry This year we have put together a panel of experts who will be discussing how industry and child nutrition leaders can come together to better serve the children of Arizona. In addition, they will be discussing the challenges and uphill climb that manufacturers, brokers, and distributors have faced and conquered due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have questions, there will be time for attendees to ask this group of knowledgeable professionals for answers. SEPT 26 / 2020 2020 SNAAZ ASC

Conference
Agenda

Saturday, Sept 26, 2020​

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  • Introduction Conference Planning CommitteeSandra Schossow, SNAAZ Past President
  • State Congressional Videos – Rick Hall, SNAAZ President
  • SNA National Update – Reginald Ross, SNA National President

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Presenters: Dr. Kevin Sauer & Dr. Kevin Roberts – Kansas State University

Dr. Kevin Roberts, PhD.

Dr. Kevin Roberts joined the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics in the Fall of 2003. Dr. Roberts is experienced in food safety research and training. While employed with Iowa State University Extension, he assisted with ServSafe® classes around Iowa and in developing food safety information for consumers and foodservice professionals. He has 12 years of restaurant experience, most recently as a food and beverage manager with Seven Villages Restaurant, Williamsburg, Iowa. His research interests focus on HACCP and food safety, specifically, overcoming employee barriers to food safety implementation in the commercial foodservice setting. Dr. Roberts has also been recognized for his leadership contributions as a graduate student at Iowa State University receiving the 2002 VEISHEA Campus Leadership Award.

Dr. Roberts is a member of the International Association of Food Protection, Club Managers Association of America, Kansas – Oklahoma Club Managers Association of America, Mid-America Club Managers Association of America, Council on Hotel Restaurant Institution Educators (CHRIE), Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas (KOMA) CHRIE, the National Restaurant Association, and the Foodservice Management Education Council.

Dr. Kevin Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

A frequent School Nutrition Association and ANC presenter, Kevin Sauer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Professor in Dietetics, and a former School Nutrition Director.  He was a cadre trainer for the Kansas Department of Education’s Child Nutrition & Wellness Management Academy program for 10 years.  An accomplished educator and researcher, he also Co-Directs the national Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs at Kansas State University.  Kevin served on the School Nutrition Association’s Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council and is the current President-Elect for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

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Stretch your legs, restroom break or grab a drink…

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SNAAZ Election Information/Update
Presenter – Sandra Schossow, SNAAZ Past President

Membership Update / Star Club
Presenter – Holly Baran-Price, SNAAZ Membership Chair

SNA/SNAAZ Awards Update
Presenter – Sandra Schossow, SNAAZ Past President

SNAAZ Industry Member of Year Award
Presenter – Rick Hall, SNAAZ President

School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Exam Update
Presenter – Shannon Gleave, CN Director, Glendale ESD

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Stretch your legs, restroom break or grab a drink…

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Moderator: Wendy Sahr, SNAAZ Industry Chair
Panelists: Julie Bujan (Affinity Sales), Patty Meeks (S.A. Piazza), Karen Moore (Shamrock Foods), Sharon Moffett (Apple & Eve), Joe Verdusco (Meals Plus—LINQ)

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Presenter – Callie DeSoto, SNAAZ Exhibits Chair

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Presenter – Rick Hall, SNAAZ President

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Presenter – Natalie Tenney, SNAAZ Hostess Chair

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Hostess – – Natalie Tenney, SNAAZ Hostess Chai

Speakers

Slide KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Kevin
Sauer
A frequent School Nutrition Association and ANC presenter, Kevin Sauer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Professor of Dietetics, and a former School Nutrition Director. He was a cadre trainer for the Kansas Department of Education's Child Nutrition & Wellness Management Academy program for 10 years. PhD, RDN, LD, FAND View all speakers
Slide KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Kevin
Roberts
Kevin Roberts joined the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics in the Fall of 2003. Dr. Roberts is experienced in food safety research and training. While employed with Iowa State University Extension, he assisted with ServSafe® classes around Iowa and in developing food safety information for consumers and foodservice professionals. KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY View all speakers
Slide FEATURED Rick
Hall
I am so excited to announce the first ever in the history of SNAAZ our 64th Annual VIRTUAL State Conference to be held Saturday, September 26, 2020! This year’s theme is “SNAAZ Honors All First Responders”. SNAAZ PRESIDENT View all speakers
Slide FEATURED Sandra Schossow We hope that you take full advantage of the live sessions and the additional sessions to get you ready to make this year, no matter what it actually looks like, an amazing year! SNAAZ PAST PRESIDENT View all speakers

Pre-recorded Educational Sessions

In addition to the LIVE event there will be pre-recorded educational sessions, topics listed below:

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Child Nutrition Programs in a COVID-19 Environment

Presenters: Brian Haenel, RDN, SNS (Scottsdale USD), Patti Bilbrey, SNS (Scottsdale USD) & Jason Woods (Buckeye ESD) - "It is often what lies beneath the surface that poses the greatest risks. Hear from a pair of Arizona school food service directors as to what has them concerned.

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Production Records - Back to Basics, Why They Are Required

Presenter: Nona Dasenbrock, RDN (Deer Valley USD) - "Join me to learn why each of the required items are on the production record and how to avoid the pitfalls while you get the most out of this valuable tool."

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How to Be a Coach ... Not a Boss

Presenter: Craig Weidel, SNS, MNLP., MHt. - "Why is being a coach better than being a boss? What is the importance of treating employees like players? Is the secret to success in your CN program really coaching? This fascinating program will show you why being a coach at work is better than being a boss.

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To Sanitize or to Disinfect

Presenter: Bart Christian - "Sanitizing and disinfecting are absolutely not the same thing. This session will discuss the differences where each is appropriate and where they are not."

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Technology Tips To Make Life Easier In Email, Word, and Excel

Presenter: Brienne Ross, RD, SNS (Alhambra ESD) - "This session is back after rave reviews from last years conference. Join Brienne as she reviews some of the commonly used fundamentals of Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word and Exel. This program will help you to feel more comfortable, confident, and efficient on the computer at both work and home.

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The SNS Credential - What Are You Waiting For?

Presenter: Brian Haenel, RDN, SNS (Scottsdale USD) - "Join us to an up-close look at the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credential. Who has the SNS and who can take this test? What does it take to prepare and pass the test? How will the SNS benefit you as a child nutrition specialist?

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How to Handle Teams With a Touch of Courage

Presenter: Craig Weidel, SNS, MNLP., MHt. - "Conflict resolution ... as a child nutrition leader you have to deal with it whether you want to or not. What would you give to be able to handle conflict with ease and comfort? Imagine if you discovered that there is a secret language of influence and persuasion!

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Nutrition, Physical Activity, And Wellness

Presenter: Jennifer Reeves (Tucson USD) - "As we develop new ways to deliver meals to our students, we are also finding ways to implement Wellness Policy goals ...

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