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.
Jump on the Zoom Channel from 8:30 – 9:00 for Games & Trivia
Presenters: Natalie Tenney / Julie Bujan
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Keynote Presenter: Logan Weber
Program Title: Overcoming Life’s Goliaths – The Power of Vision
We all have “Goliaths” – those barriers, obstacles and challenges that try to hold us down or keep us back from achieving our goals. Trying to avoid them is not realistic. Hoping they go away is not a plan. We need to learn the keys of how to overcome them.
While most are somewhat familiar with the story of David and Goliath, very few realize the incredible, practical applications and life lessons it offers for dealing with today’s challenges! Many are facing more Goliaths now than ever and desperately need to hear this powerful message of vision and hope. You will learn the secrets that all great leaders have known and practiced for centuries … and you will never forget them!
Moderator: Shannon Gleave, RDN, SNS – Director Glendale ESD
Presenters: Natalie Tenney / Julie Bujan
In addition to the LIVE event there will be pre-recorded educational sessions, topics listed below:
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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?
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!
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 ...
We are so excited to announce the 2023 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC). This year’s conference will be held again at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson, Arizona. The SNIC planning committee has planned a spectacular event for every level of child nutrition. So, if you are director, supervisor, manager, frontline team member, or central office/warehouse there will be some wonderful education classes and information geared specifically for you.
We are a state affiliate to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents over 55,000 individuals who have made a commitment to child nutrition.
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