How do you actually create a fun, tasty menu?!? While we may know the regulations, changes in food supply, and staffing woes, how can we actually create a menu for the upcoming school year?
Our speakers Allie Caito-Sipe (IDOE), Jocelyn Inderhees and Ashley Vie (FCCLA), Morgan Stasik (Beech Grove City Schools), and Hanna Kelley and Meg Magsamen (ADAI) shared menu planning strategies, ideas, and resources to work through staffing challenges, meet the Transitional Standards, and engage students.
Our speakers, Alyson McIntyre-Reiger, Lara Moster, Olivia Stenger, Cayla Claar, Rheanne Cary, Dee Orick, and Faith Dalton who shared innovative practices on how to engage students in their school nutrition programs, hot topics that influence students, and awareness techniques to help them understand school nutrition benefits.
On our first Back to School Webinar Series, Samia Hamdan, Alan Shannon, and Claudia Garner shared their experiences, best practices, and updates.
Our speakers, Beth Foland (Indiana Department of Education), Maria Deddens (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), Theresa Mince (Purdue Extension), Laura Henderson (Big Green), and Kathy Cooley (Margaret Mary Health), shared how to involve students in Child Nutrition Programs. You can generate ideas on how you can engage with students to increase program effectiveness and participation.
Providing nutritious meals to your students is important, especially with this new normal, but how can you reach all students? “Knowing Your Community” is important to provide program access to every student. In the first session, we featured how to identify and connect with all the families in your community. Our group of panelists, Graham Melendez (Community Impact Coordinator from Immigrant Welcome Center), Lisa Adams (Community Wellness Coordinator from Purdue Extension Marion County), and Sarah Willson (Nutrition Manager from Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana), share how to identify and connect with all families in your community and walk through how to be part of the solution.
In the second session, our panelist: Graham Melendez (Community Impact Coordinator from Immigrant Welcome Center), Stephanie Uliana (Community Benefit Manager from Ascension), Ashley Heller (Child Nutrition Specialist from Indiana Department of Education), and Maggie Schabel (Child Nutrition Specialist from Indiana Department of Education) discussed how to partner with stakeholders to increase your school nutrition program’s reach.