Forecasting Innovation: Post-Pandemic Possibilities

Forecasting Innovation: Post-Pandemic Possibilities

Monday, October 18
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 163835

The COVID-19 pandemic has created lasting changes in school nutrition, accelerating innovation. School nutrition professionals are doing things in ways they could never have imagined. School districts across the country have adapted to improve their business models, operating as food hubs to better serve the community. Join this panel discussion to hear from a school nutrition dietitian, a State Agency Director and the School Nutrition Association to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on school nutrition. Hear how state agencies and districts are planning for the future and learn what new innovations you can adopt to improve community and patient health.

Planned with the School Nutrition Services DPG.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the school meal trends resulting from COVID-19.
  • Define innovative operational changes to enhance the school business model.
  • Describe the regulatory environment to plan for the future.

Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.1 Demonstrates effective problem solving and professional judgment to address a need.
  • 7.2.8 Develops and implements food safety and sanitation programs in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.


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    Sandy Curwood, RDN, PhD

    Director/ Office of School Nutrition Programs

    Virginia Department of Education

  • Speaker(s)

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    Linette Dodson, PhD, RD, LD, SNS, FAND

    State Director, School Nutrition Program

    Georgia Department of Education

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    Meghan Martinson, MS, RD, LD

    Registered Dietitian, Child Nutrition Department

    Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District

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    Patricia Montague, FASAE, CAE

    Chief Executive Officer

    School Nutrition Association