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Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, September 19, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 124
    Register



    ACDA EDUCAST SERIES:

    Procurement Review - Preparing for Success

    Thursday, September 19th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET


    Feeling anxious over your impending procurement review? The time to prepare is now. As state agencies learn more about how we procure our products, the reviews are becoming much more in depth as the years progress. There are tools you can use now to ensure that you are prepared when the time comes. Learn from this panel who have recently completed their Procurement Review on lessons they learned and how they can help you ensure success in your inevitable review.

    http://www.commodityfoods.org/event-3248016



    PRESENTERS:

    Mike Birkmeyer

    Section Chief, Food Distribution Program

    Maryland State Department of Education


    Stephanie Bruce

    Director, Nutrition Services

    Palm Springs Unified School District

    COST:

    1. ACDA Members - FREE!
    2. Non-member- $25.00



    WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    Key Areas:
    Administration – 3200



    TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 

    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 147
    Register



    ACDA EDUCAST SERIES:

    Technology Changing the Perception of USDA Foods 
    Thursday, December 12th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    Technology impacts all aspects of our lives including the way we talk about food. In the past, USDA Foods were sometimes considered ‘unwanted commodities’ sent to schools for use in their school meals programs, but all that is changing. Come learn what’s new in USDA Foods, why it is important to ensure student’s perceptions of school meals is positively impacted by available USDA Foods and how to utilize technology for promoting the true story of USDA Foods.

    http://www.commodityfoods.org/event-3248016



    PRESENTERS:

    Heather Blume

    Coordinator

    Idaho State Department of Education


    Anji Brance

    Child Nutrition Director

    Gooding JT. School District 231


    Julie Skolmowski

    United States Department of Agriculture

    Food and Nutrition Service


    COST:

    1. ACDA Members - FREE!
    2. Non-member- $25.00



    WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    Key Areas:
    Communications and Marketing – 4100



    TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 

    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 150
    Register



    ACDA EDUCAST SERIES:

    Truth and Consequences of Forecasting
    Thursday, January 16th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    Discuss the importance of accurate forecasting, and the consequences of not forecasting well. We will discuss how to make the forecasting process cleaner, easier and more user friendly. Expert panelists, in an open discussion format, will walk through the process from diversions to delivery and all steps in-between.

    http://www.commodityfoods.org/event-3248016



    PRESENTERS:

    Darren Frymoyer

    Senior Area Sepcialist

    St. Lucie Public Schools


    Diana Schaefer

    Associate Customer Marketing Manager, Education

    Rich Products Corporation


    Stephanie Earleywine

    Account Services and Analytics

    RealTime Solutions


    Jack Crawford

    Gold Creek Foods, LLC


    Dorothy Cole

    Strategic Account Manager

    Gordon Food Service

    COST:

    1. ACDA Members - FREE!
    2. Non-member- $25.00



    WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    Key Areas:
    Operations 2400



    TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 

    • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 162
    Register



    ACDA EDUCAST SERIES:

    Globally Inspired Menu - Trends to Entice Generation Z

    Thursday, March 19th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    Join us for an Educast session that will leave you globally inspired with endless possibilities. Learn how to transform classic flavors into international delights that kids crave! The concepts are easily executed and sure to take your school menu to the next level.http://www.commodityfoods.org/event-3248016



    PRESENTERS:

    Karen Halford, MS, RD, LD

    Assistant Director

    Gwinnett County Public Schools


    Rachael Petraglia

    District Culinary Coordinator

    Gwinnett County Public Schools


    COST:

    1. ACDA Members - FREE!
    2. Non-member- $25.00



    WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    Key Areas:
    Professional Standard Code: Administration 3400



    TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 

    • Monday, April 27, 2020
    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Hyatt Regency Seattle - Corner of 8th and Howell (Downtown Seattle)

    Save the Date!


    ACDA looks forward to welcoming you to thriving and exciting Seattle for unbeatable education and networking. 

    More information coming soon!

    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 162
    Register



    ACDA EDUCAST SERIES:

    Beyond Gen Z - Getting to Know Generation Alpha
    Thursday, May 21st | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    More than 22 million millennial parents live in the U.S., with about 9,000 Generation Alpha babies born to them each day since 2010. Generation Alpha children will grow up interacting with AI and robots, as well as humans. They will play with connected toys which will respond to commands and demonstrate emotional intelligence, and they’ll expect the same interactive, responsive experiences from all the facets of their lives. Learn from Gen Alpha in their own words, what they’re hungry for, and how their needs differ from Gen Z.http://www.commodityfoods.org/event-3248016



    PRESENTERS:

    Bill Heiler

    Senior Manager, Research & Insights

    Rich Products Corporation


    Amanda Buonopane 

    Specialist│Quant/Qual Insights Professional

    Rich Products Corporation


    COST:

    1. ACDA Members - FREE!
    2. Non-member- $25.00



    WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    Key Areas:
    Administration 3400



    TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 

Past Events

Monday, June 17, 2019 School Nutrition Association of Iowa Annual Conference
Monday, June 10, 2019 National CSFP Association Conference
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Be Ready, Prepare Now! Role of USDA Foods in Disasters.
Sunday, May 05, 2019 ACDA 2019 Annual Conference
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Iowa Food Show
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Oregon School Nutrition Association State Conference and Food Show
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: Incorporating USDA Foods into Menus
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Illinois Food Show - Bloomington
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Illinois Food Show - O'Fallon
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Child Nutrition Training and Vendor Show
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: USDA Foods Disaster Planning
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Utah Commodity Food Show
Friday, October 12, 2018 Oregon School Nutrition Association Industry Seminar and USDA Foods Show
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Colorado Food Distribution Programs USDA Food Show
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 WY Food Service Director Meeting and USDA Foods Food Show
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 SNAU Food Show/Conference
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 WSNA Conference and Food Show
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 SNAI Annual Conference
Friday, May 25, 2018 ACDA Educast: Industry Discussion of the FINAL RULE (Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 250 [7 CFR 250.xx])
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Annual Conference - Social Outings
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Annual National Conference (ANC)
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Annual Conference Educational Enhancements
Monday, April 16, 2018 ACDA Educast: ACDA Strategic Plan
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ACDA Educast: ACDA Strategic Plan
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 ACDA Educast: Processing USDA Foods: It All Begins With The Menu!
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 ACDA Educast: The RA Perspective on Forecasting
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