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Culturally Receptive Meals

News flash! One of our little ones may be a new arrival from Afghanistan or a returnee in their second year with us whose parent(s) hail from Guatemala. Move over Sloppy Joe and Frittata, we want Lavash and Rellenitos too. What better way could there be to learn about other cultures than with food?

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Menu Planning Made Easy: Health-e Pro Software Demonstration

Health-e Pro software offers nutrient analysis, menu planning, and online publishing. Color-coding makes meal planning easy while maintaining compliance. Standardized recipe building is simple with 5,000 pre-loaded products and recipes in the software. Easily plan compliant menus for CACFP, SBP, NSLP, SSFP and Smart Snack standards.

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CACFP Meal Component Jeopardy

Test your meal pattern knowledge by playing meal component Jeopardy! Categories will include meal patterns, calculating contributions, standardizing recipes, weight vs. measure and everyone’s favorite: grain/grain equivalents.

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Food & Health Equity: What Role Can I Play?

Complex issues can often be hard to figure out how you can make a difference. Learn more about food and health equity, how they interact and influence population health, and how each of us can make small changes that impact in our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces.

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How to Better Interpret Food & Nutrition Headlines to Guide Your Work

A lot of the media shouts in soundbites and clickbait and you probably get a lot of questions from your parents and caregivers. It’s like you need a PhD to figure out what the latest study really means since they often conflict with one another. Learn how to translate the science into the practical messages for you, your staff, and your clients.

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USDA CACFP Update

Hear from USDA as they present an overview of new and revised policy guidance for the Child and Adult Care Food Program and share a state-of-the-state update of the CACFP. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including the Child and Adult Care Food Program which is crucial to ensuring children have access to nutritious foods and where healthy eating becomes a habit.

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USDA SFSP Update

Hear from USDA as they present an overview of new and revised policy guidance for the Summer Food Service Program and share a state-of-the-state update on SFSP program developments, policy, and guidance. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including the Summer Food Service Program which is crucial to ensuring year-round access to foods for children.

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Wellness Journeys & Personal Triumphs

Caregivers and community health professionals are often the last to take their own advice which they share with parents and staff — to take care of themselves physically and emotionally so they are better able to help the children in their care. Hear Julie’s personal story of a wellness journey that included making peace with food and her body to better care for herself and how she has maintained that peace for decades. She’ll inspire you and share practical dietary and exercise habits that turn a blind eye to fad diets and extreme eating patterns.

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