AKSNA 54th Annual Conference Schedule

The 53rd AKSNA Virtual Conference will be held January 25 – 27, 2022.  Our special keynote presenter is Jeff Joiner.

Conference Schedule

Last updated: 21 January 2022

Tuesday, 25 January

TimeSession
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks and Welcome / SNA President
Sandie Ponte 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
Sandie Ponte, AKSNA President
2:15 p.m.Membership Update
Adrianne Schwartz, MBA, SNS, Membership Chair
2:30 p.m.Legislative Updates & Open Mic
Jennifer Meiwes,, Public Policy & Legislation Committee Chair
Receive the latest updates on what’s happening in Congress on child nutrition programs from AKSNA’s Public Policy & Legislation Committee.
2:55 p.m.Virtual Expo 2022
Gavin M. Northey, MBA, SNS, Treasurer
3:00 p.m.Know Who You Are
Nick Hanson,, America Ninja WarrierAthlete
3:15 p.m.Closing Remarks
Trevor Bridgewater, SNS, AKSNA President-elect

Wednesday, 26 January

TimeSession
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks and Welcome
Trevor Bridgewater, SNS, AKSNA President-elect
1:05 p.m.USDA Foods Update
Sue Lampert, USDA Food Coordinator, AK Child Nutrition Programs
1:30 p.m.UnWAIVERing Support
Panel Discussion led by Beth Seitz, NSLP Coordinator, AK Child Nutrition Programs
How and why to file a waiver; when waivers end: how to transition back
2:00 p.m.Farm-to-School Evaluation: Aspects of a Successful Project
Cyde Coil, Program Specialist, AK Child Nutrition Programs
2:40 p.m.Darigold Shelf-Stable Options
Jeff Jarchow, Darigold
3:00 p.m.Dairy Nutrition Trends and Resources
Tim Pierson, MS, RDN, CD, Washington Dairy Council
3:35 p.m.Closing Remarks
Trevor Bridgewater, SNS, AKSNA President-elect

Thursday, 27 January

TimeSession
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks and Welcome
Trevor Bridgewater, SNS, AKSNA President-elect
1:10 p.m.Donated Fish in School: Success Stories Around Alaska
Sandie Ponte, Cordova School District; Leslie Young, Sitka Schools
1:30 p.m.EPA Food Waste in Reduction in Schools: Tools, Assistance, and Opportunities
Kendra Tyler, Material Management and Stewardship Team, Pollution Prevention and Communities Branch, US EPA Region 10
2:00 p.m.21st Century Pork Production: Virtual Barn Tour
Allison Fiscus, Executive Director, Utah Pork Producers

*** Watch your email for a separate link to this tour ***
2:30 p.m.Building and Maintaining Momentum for an Amazing Future
Jeff Joiner, Keynote Speaker
3:30 p.m.Closing Remarks
Trevor Bridgewater, SNS, AKSNA President-elect

Registration

Registration for the virtual conference is free

The Virtual Expo will open 25 January 2022

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