As a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, Cultivate is devoted to ending the cycle of hunger in the local communities of northern Indiana by providing a food rescue service. President and Co-Founder Jim Conklin joins us to explain how local networks of food suppliers can be formed to reduce waste and child hunger in our communities.
In addition to being a celebrated author, public speaker, and educator, Dayle Hayes has been a cheerleader for school nutrition for many years. A recognized master of using social media to support the program, Dayle has created go-to resources to help school nutrition professionals do their part to tell the real school nutrition story and break down the negative myths around school food.
This episode we discuss:
Mentorship as a two way street
Making accurate health messaging heard in a market crowded with misinformation
Maximizing your program’s reach on social media
Marketing to multiple customer groups
Linette Dodson PhD RD LD SNS FAND is the current School Nutrition Director for the Georgia Department of Education. Linette has a long history with school nutrition. During her tenure with Carrollton City Schools she built an award-winning nutrition and Farm to School program. Dr. Dodson completed her PhD at Iowa State University conducting research focused on registered dietitians in leadership roles in school nutrition. She is as brilliant as she is kind, taking out the time to mentor us all in this episode and sharing a bit about her career path to her current role as State Director.
There’s a lot of confusing information out there about allergies and how to manage them in the school setting. Today we have an expert, Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD, with a background in school nutrition to help us cut through the clutter and provide evidence-based, easy to understand, and useful information.
As a classically trained chef with more than 18 years professional experience in catering, fine dining, and culinary education Sharon Schafer brings a unique perspective to the K-12 kitchen. In this episode she shares tips to help us master our kitchen equipment, tighten our inventories, and improve the overall appeal of our menus.
Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator and enduring advocate for better food for all children. Known as the “Renegade Lunch Lady”, Ann has been honored by The National Resources Defense Council, selected as a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow, and awarded an honorary doctorate from SUNY Cobleskill for her work. In 2016, Ann was named “One of the Top 50 Food Activists” by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. In this episode Chef Ann shares her vision for the future of school nutrition and offers guidance of how others can be a part of the process of making fresh, delicious food accessible to school children.
Not all professional organizations are created equal. SNA stands out from others by offering a number of membership benefits for no additional charge. Whether you are already a member of the School Nutrition Association or not, this episode will guide you toward getting the most out of membership.