AKSNA 51st Annual Conference (2019)

AKSNA held its 51st Annual Conference in Anchorage, 28 – 31 January 2019. The conference brings School Nutrition Professionals from across this great state together to connect, learn best practices and industry trends, and experience professional growth. Presenters include selected guest speakers as well as peers from within Alaska’s school nutrition community.

Summary and full copies of presentation materials are available for download, if available. All are encouraged to download and review the materials; the best way to absorb this material is in-person. If you enjoyed the materials here and wish to gain the most benefit in future, consider attending the 52nd Annual Conference, 27 – 30 January 2020.

In addition to professional development, the conference includes a banquet and social night. View the agenda and presentations below as well as our conference photo gallery.

Conference Agenda with Presentation Materials

Monday, 28 January

  • PrimeroEdge 101 Schrena Buckholt, CyberSoft
  • ServSafe Certification Training and Examination
  • School Nutrition Specialist Examination

Tuesday, 29 January

  • Welcome Video: EED Commissioner Dr. Michael Johnson
  • Six Pillars of Success: Katie Wilson, Ph.D, SNS
  • Managing the Media When IT Hits the Fan: Chris Johnson, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District; Adrianne Schwartz, SNS Juneau School District
  • School Nutrition Association Update: Kay Welti, SNS, Riverview School District
  • AKSNA Business Meeting
  • State Agency Update: Jo Dawson, MS, SNS
  • Disaster Feeding: Jenni Ragland, Salvation Army; Sue Lampert, Alaska Child Nutrition Programs; Beth Seitz, Alaska Child Nutrition Programs
  • Take Advantage of Your SNA Membership: Kay Welti, SNS, Riverview School District
  • Net-Off Invoice: Sue Lampert, Alaska Child Nutrition Programs
  • Farm to School Update: Lyssa Frohling, Alaska Farm to School, Division of Agriculture
  • Introduction to Titan: Lance Heggem, Titan School Solutions; Paul Conklin, Titan School Solutions

Wednesday, 30 January

  • Successfully Managing the Complexities of School Nutrition Programs: Katie Wilson, Ph.D, SNS
  • Best Practices in School Breakfast: Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go, Second Chance: Beth Seitz, Alaska Child Nutrition Programs; Geno Ceccarelli, North Slope Borough School District; Walter Williams, Southwest Region Schools; Carol Larson, Petersburg City Schools
  • USDA Foods Update: Sue Lampert, Alaska Child Nutrition Programs
  • Administrative Review Roundtable: Robin Tennille, SNS, TCB
  • Safe Food Donations: Carol Brady, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Operating Cross-Cultural Programs: Trevor Bridgerwater, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • USDA Foods Advisory Council: Sue Lampert, Alaska Child Nutrition Programs
  • Clean Label Cooking: Bonnie Britt, SNS, SA Plaza & Associates

Thursday, 31 January

  • Central Kitchen Tour, Anchorage School District
  • Charlie’s Produce Tour
  • Vendor Show