Forecasting Innovation: Post-Pandemic Possibilities
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Sandy Curwood, RDN, PhD
Director/ Office of School Nutrition Programs
Virginia Department of Education
Linette Dodson, PhD, RD, LD, SNS, FAND
State Director, School Nutrition Program
Georgia Department of Education
Meghan Martinson, MS, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian, Child Nutrition Department
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District
Patricia Montague, FASAE, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
School Nutrition Association