AKSNA 53rd Annual Conference Schedule

The 53rd AKSNA Virtual Conference will be held January 26-28, 2021.  Our special keynote presenter is MGM.

MGM is a multi-faceted Professional Speaker and Author who has spoken from Finland to Malaysia and in every corner of the USA. She has shared the stage with such notables as Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Ann Jillian, Lynn Sherr, Mary Higgins Clark and many others. Her audiences encompassed a broad spectrum of participants from all walks of life.

Conference Schedule

Last updated: 25 January 2021

Tuesday, 26 January

TimeSession
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks and Welcome / SNA President
Sue Lampert, AKSNA President
1:15 p.m.State Agency Update
Jo Dawson, MS, SNS, AK Child Nutrition Programs
1:45 p.m.AKSNA Business Meeting and Election
Sue Lampert, AKSNA President
2:00 p.m.AKSNA Award Ceremony
Sue Lampert, AKSNA President
2:15 p.m.AKSNA Membership Update
Trevor Bridgewater, SNS, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
2:30 p.m.Legislative Updates
Bethy Whalen, SNS, Lower Kuskokwim School District
Receive the latest updates on what’s happening in Congress on child nutrition programs from AKSNA’s Public Policy & Legislation Committee.
2:45 p.m.Closing Remarks
Sandie Ponte, AKSNA President-elect

Wednesday, 27 January

TimeSession
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks and Welcome
Sandie Ponte, AKSNA President-elect
1:05 p.m.Acronyms in Child Nutrition
Trevor Bridgewater, SNS, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
1:30 p.m.Transportation – Drop Point Delivery
Sharon Pagan, American Fast Freight
2:00 p.m.Serving Donated Foods in Schools
Sandie Ponte, Cordova School District
2:30 p.m.USDA Meal Pattern Update
Beth Seitz, AK Child Nutrition Programs
3:00 p.m.Get Ready to Thrive!!
Maureen G. Mulvaney (MGM), Motivational / Keynote Speaker

Thursday, 28 January

TimeSession
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks and Welcome
Sandie Ponte, AKSNA President-elect
1:05 p.m.Data Analysis of NSLP Participation in Anchorage Secondary Schools
Gavin M. Northey, MBA, SNS, Anchorage School District
1:40 p.m.Business Manager to Business Partner
Cassee Olsen, Sitka School District
Leslie Young, Sitka School District
Beth Seitz, AK Child Nutrition Programs
2:00 p.m.Thrive, Just Don’t Survive: SCHOOL MEALS MATTER!
Maureen G. Mulvaney (MGM), Motivational / Keynote Speaker
3:00 p.m.Closing Remarks
Sandie Ponte, AKSNA President-elect

Registration

Registration for the virtual conference is free

The Virtual Expo is now closed. Thank you again to all of our generous sponsors!

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