1:00 5:30Financial Management for Directors (Pre-Registration Required)

1:00 5:30Financial Management for Directors (Pre-Registration Required)


2018 State Conference

Thursday, March 15:

1:00 – 5:30Financial Management for Directors (Pre-registration required)

Convention Center Room 106

Presented by: Virginia Department of Education, School Nutrition Programs (VDOE) and (?? Local director)

This class will cover taking your financial information and completing the VDOE’s School Nutrition Financial Report. The ability to interpret the financial outcomes of operational decisions is essential to effective management of school nutrition programs. With changing federal regulations, increasing program cost and improvements to the quality and nutrition content of school meals, it is imperative that school nutrition program directors understand financial management as it relates to the school nutrition program.

Target Audience: Directors and Supervisors

3:30 – 6:00Registration

Newport News and Williamsburg – James City County Schools Staff

Friday, March 16:

Breakfast on your own

7:30 am – 7:00 pmRegistration outside Room 101- Purses are located in Room 101

Registration and Raffles-Newport News and Williamsburg–James City County Schools Purses for Education Fundraiser- Hampton Chapter ** Purse raffle ends at 6:00**

Pre-conference Sessions are at the Convention Center (Pre-registration required)

8:00- 5:00Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness Room 102

Presented by: ICN and coordinated by VDOE

Nutrition 101 provides a basic overview of nutrition. The module incorporates a variety of learning activities to engage participants on a personal level. The learning objectives for each of the ten lessons are achieved through completion of all lesson components. The course meets the nutrition education requirement for Level 1 certification

Target Audience: All.

8:00- 2:30Financial Management for Directors (Continued from Thursday) Room 106

8:00-12:00Financial Management for ManagersRoom 103

Presented by: ICN, Coordinated by Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

Target Audience: Managers

9:30 -10:30Regional Directors Meeting with Continental BreakfastRoom 104

10:45- 2:00Executive Board Meeting with Lunch

Lunch on your own unless attending pre-registered Nutrition 101 or Financial Management for Directors.

A restaurant guide is included in your conference bag.

Break-out Sessions

1:00- 2:00USDA Direct Delivery Products – The Same, But Better!Room 108 Presented and sponsored by VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Melanie Monroe, Lamont White, Donna Temple, and Tom Moore, Regional Commodity Managers

The session will include product testing, specifications, and reasons USDA Direct Delivery can help you meet your menu nutritional requirements as well as your Buy American provision.

Targeted Audience: All

2:15-3:15Increasing “Speed Scratch” Cooking in your Menus Room 109

Presented by:Renate Durham, K-12 Specialist at KPFG


How do we “Spice” up our menus for the students with limited resources such as time and labor?? This is the million dollar question plaguing the School Meals Program. Our students have developed sophisticated palettes. They demand the global flavors and menu offerings found in the quick serve restaurants around the country. Attend this session to learn new ways to bring these flavors to your school menu.

Target Audience: All

3:30-4:30Advocating for Engagement: How to Make the Parent & Student Connection

Room 105

Presented By:Joanne Hammermaster, Executive Director of Real Food for Kids

Rodney Taylor, FNS Director in Fairfax County Public Schools;

School food service can be a complex array of challenges in providing fresh meals for students on a tight budget. However, one of the biggest challenges remains getting parents and students engaged in the process. Join a discussion with Rodney Taylor, FNS Director in Fairfax County Public Schools;JoAnneHammermaster, Executive Director of Real Food for Kids; and one of RFFK’s student representatives. Hear about RFFK’s strategies in working with FNS teams, parents and students, and the progress that can be accomplished through positive advocacy and outreach.

Target Audience: All

3:30-4:30Conflict Resolution - What do you Know? Room 108

Kahoot Game

Presented by: Cathy Alexander, Newport News Public Schools


Join this interactive session to learn new ways to resolve conflict in the workplace.

Target Audience: All

3:30- 4:30After-School Meal Participation – Getting your AD InvolvedRoom 107 Presented by: Norfolk Public Schools


Target Audience: All

3:30- 4:30Media Training / Legislative TrainingRoom 109

Presented by: Aimee Perron Seibert



Target Audience: All

4:45 – 5:45First Timer’s SessionRoom 105

Hosted by Debbie Shifflett, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Target audience: Those attending their first state conference

Seasoned professionals share tips on conference etiquette and how to get the most out of your conference experience!

4:45 – 5:45Marketing to Gen-ZRoom 107

Presented by: Kelly Bowman, VDOE


Target Audience: All

4:45-5:45Growing Farm to SchoolRoom 108

Presented by: Trista Grigsby, VDOE


Target Audience: Managers, Supervisors, Directors

4:45-5:45The Wheels on the Bus Bring Meals to KidsRoom 109

Presented by: Andrea Early, Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Stop in to hear how Harrisonburg City Schools converted an abandoned Bookmobile into a Mobile Cafe to expand their summer meal program. We will discuss budget, design and equipment needs, and the logistics of working with neighborhoods to ensure successful summer sites!

Target Audience: All

4:45-5:45Wellness Walk and Scavenger HuntMeet in Hotel Lobby

Presented by: Chris Morris, Botetourt County Public Schools

Join us for a brisk walk through the hotel and conference center! An interactive scavenger hunt (complete with a few Zumba moves and some music thrown in for good measure) will keep you moving and get you oriented to the layout of the conference. Dress comfortable and wear your tennis shoes!

Target Audience: All

6:00 – 8:00Industry and Supervisor Reception Room Conf. A

Coordinated by Lisa Winter - Norfolk

7:00-9:00Color Me Mine - Pre registration requiredEntrance

Paint one of three pictures selected with your $25.00 registration fee

7:15-9:15Bingo Room 104-105

Sponsored by: Key Impact

8:00-11:30Evening of Entertainment Ballroom ABC

Go back in time to the “Roaring 20’s”, gamble or dance but make sure

you have a good time.

Coordinated by Edwina Forrest- Hampton City Schools

Everyone invited to attend

Sponsored by:

Saturday, March 17:

7:00-12:00 Registration and Raffles-Newport News and Williamsburg–James City County Schools Purses for Education Fundraiser- Hampton Chapter ** Purse raffle ends at 5:00**

6:30-8:00Silver Circle Breakfast (invitation only) Conference Room A

Coordinated by Cathy Alexander, Newport News Public Schools

7:00 – 8:00Breakfast Buffet Ballroom ABC

8:00-9:30First General Session

Presiding: Pearl Taylor , SNA-VA President

Welcome to Conference Debbie Paschall, Conference Chair

Welcome from SNA-VA Pearl Taylor, SNA-VA President

●Recognize First Timers

●Recognize Retirees

●Recognize SNA-VA 2017-18 Executive Board

Pledge of AllegiancePearl Taylor,SNA-VA President

National Anthem

Thought for the day Linda Harris, President Elect

Program Dedication

Debbie’s project

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Tami West - “The Last Day of School”

Announcements & 50/50 Debbie Paschall and Pearl Taylor

10:30- 12:30Food Show & Exhibits (Decision-makers only) Exhibit Hall

9:45- 10:45Break-out Session - Managing Emojis Ballroom ABC

Presented By: Tami West


Does this sound familiar? It makes me so mad when… My employees

are so negative! My coworkers don’t pull their weight! I got moved to a different job/line/school! On top of these issues, school nutrition workers often deal with

constant change, negative public perception, and multiple personality types. All

of this, and then: A child drops food on the floor and doesn’t even pick it up!

Keeping these special circumstances in mind, Tami will teach you how to identify and overcome 4 emotional traps that may be keeping you from serving your customers while keeping your emotional health intact!

Target Audience : Managers and Employees

10:00-11:30Break – Out Session ~ Chopped Challenge!Room 106/107

Moderators – Hannah Carroll, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Norfolk Public Schools and Mike Goins, Nutrition Center Supervisor, Norfolk Public Schools

During this fun and interactive session, teams from the audience with compete to create table scapes using fruits and vegetables. The winning team will receive a coveted prize! In addition to the hands-on session, Hannah will present a short session on how to photograph your food for social media and Mike will show some simple knife skills and cutting techniques.


Target Audience: Managers and Employees

11:00-12:15 Understanding the Unique Challenges Faced by our Students Room 102/103

Presented by: Jane Moreland, Newport News Public Schools


Target Audience: Managers and Employees

12:30- 2:30Food Show & Exhibits (Open to all) Exhibit Hall

Break-out Sessions

3:00- 4:00 Oh No! They Asked Me to Present?? Room 102/103

Presented by–


.Target Audience: All

3:00- 4:00Is a Toxic Employee Ruining Your Day? Room 104/105 Presented by: Linda Irby


The session is for all people who deal with people on a daily basis. You will learn the types of toxic employees, their characteristics, and helpful ways to deal with them. You can’t fire them all, especially if you’re the toxic one.

Target Audience: All

3:00- 4:00Expanding Your School Nutrition Programs Room 106/107

Presented by: Claire Mansfield, No Kid Hungry Virginia State Director

Catherine Spacciapoli, No Kid Hungry Virginia Program Associate


Are you happy with your alternative breakfast, after school supper, or summer meals programs,

but wish you could reach more students? Join No Kid Hungry Virginia to learn how to expand

your programmatic capacity through innovative techniques such as mobile meals, creative marketing,

and community engagement

Target Audience: All

3:00-4:00Chapter Presidents’ Sharing RallyRoom 108

All current chapter presidents and elects are encouraged to join this session with President

Pearl Taylor

4:15 -5:15Dairy Alliance - Adjust your sails and explore on-trend, fun and tasty NEW school meal recipes. Room 104/105

Presented by: Kristin Brittle, Manager of School Health and Wellness, Dairy Alliance,

Roseann Liberatore,RDN, LDN,Manager of School Health and Wellness, Dairy Alliance


Navigate through preparing and taste testing quick scratch recipes that are proven winners with both students and schools! These NEW school meal recipes are a great way to help ensure every student is fueled and ready to learn.

Target Audience: All

4:15- 5:15 Procurement Ethics and the Review Process Room 102/103

Panel Discussion

Presented by:SandraCurwood, Thomas Patrick


Target Audience: All

4:15 – 5:15 Working with Difficult People Room 106/107

Presented by Brian Williams, Director School Nutrition, Suffolk, VA


Target Audience: All

4:15-5:15KPI, Key Performance IndicatorsConference Room A or Room 108/109

Presented by: R. Warren Grigg, Director, Chesterfield County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services


KPIs are critical tools that are used to measure success at reaching targets in the critical areas of your operation. They measure values that demonstrate how effective a department or organization is in achieving key business objectives. Joining this session will help you gain a better understanding on what areas need to be measured and whom that information should be shared with.

Target Audience: All

6:00-7:00Presidents Reception - by Invitation Room Coordinated by Lisa Winter and Hannah Carrol

7:00 - 9:30Banquet, Awards and Installation of Officers Ballroom ABC

7:00Parade of Presidents& Chapter Recognition

Past State Presidents

Regional Directors

Chapter Presidents

Silver Circle Recognition

Introduction of Special Guests

Invocation: Larry Wade

7:30Dinner Served

8:30 Chapter RecognitionAwards:

●Physical Activity and Nutrition Award

●Marketing Award

●Heart of the Program Award

●Friends of SNA-VA

●Louise Sublette Award of Excellence

●Administrator of the Year

●Outstanding Director of the Year

●Lifetime Achievement Award

●Thelma Flannigan Presidents Award of Excellence

Installation of 2018-2019 Executive Board

Presentation of President’s & Past President Pins

Shadow Box and President’s Gavel


Sunday, March 18:

7:00- 8:00BreakfastBallroom ABC

8:00- 11:00 Second General Session

Presiding: Linda Harris SNA-VA President

Introduction of the 2018-2019 Executive Board

Introduction of the 2017 – 2018 State Conference Committee

Remembrance of our Deceased Members

Inspirational Choir Led by Ken Morris & SNA-VA Members

“Back the Pac” activity Toni Hill, PP&L Chair

Years of Service Awards

Membership RecognitionDebbie Paschall , Membership Chair

●100% Membership Individual School

●Administrative Office


●Cow of a Different Color

●Holy Cow Award

●Rising Star Awards

Helen G. Ward Scholarships Sandy Stokes, Scholarship Chair

100% Certification Awards Randy Herman, Education Chair

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Dr. Katie Wilson - “Butterflies Against the Wind-Winds of Change”

Purses for Education Fundraiser/Raffle Winners Edwina Forrest and Hampton Chapter

50/50 DrawingDebbie Paschall, Conference Chair

2019 Conference Invitation & Free RegistrationJane Haley, 2019 Conference Chair

Evaluations & CEUSLinda Harris, SNA-VA President


Please complete the conference evaluation and leave on your table.

Thank you for coming and have safe travels home!

Revised January 27, 2018

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