Day 1 Thursday, March 28th 12:00PM EST- 4:00PM EST
TimeTopicPresenter & Presenter Bio Session Overview 
12:00pmWelcome & Announcements
12:15pm – 1:15pmKeynote SessionKashi Sehgal, CEO Founder, Retaaza
1:20pm – 2:00pmConcurrent Sessions #1:  Nutrition Resources for the Early Care and Education SettingMonica Griffin MS, RD, LD Assistant Director of Nutrition and Wellness Initiatives Quality Care for Children   Monica Griffin is a registered dietitian and child nutrition expert with over 14 years of experience in the early care and education setting. As the Assistant Director of Nutrition and Wellness Initiatives at Quality Care for Children, Monica empowers early childhood professionals to support healthy eating habits and reduce food insecurity for children and families through the Farm to ECE framework and Child and Adult Care Food Program. Monica earned a BS in Dietetics with a Health Promotion Specialization from Michigan State University, and a MS in Public Health Nutrition with a Maternal and Child Health Specialization from Case Western Reserve University.Title:  Nutrition Resources for the Early Care and Education Setting   The early care and education (ECE) setting is a key lever for developing healthy eating habits for young children, their families, and communities. In this session, we will discuss Farm to ECE as an evidence-based framework for supporting healthy childcare environments. Participants will learn about free resources available for supporting nutrition and agriculture education in the ECE setting, and opportunities for connecting ECE programs to local, sustainable food systems.   Objectives: After attending this session, participants will be able to: Define Farm to ECE (Early Care and Education)Understand how to access free Harvest of the Month resources, including lesson plans, recipes and newsletters.Identify opportunities for nutrition professionals, including those working in Extension, to connect ECE programs to the local food system
1:40pm to 2:25pmBreak/Call to Action
2:25pm – 3:15pmConcurrent Sessions #2Cindy K. Culver, MS, RDN, LD Marietta City Schools Director of School Nutrition   Cindy Kanarek Culver, MS, RDN, LD is the Director of School Nutrition for Marietta City Schools (GA). She has 22 years of experience in school nutrition. She is the current School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group Diversity Liaison and the Georgia Affiliate Liaison for the School Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. The Marietta City Schools Nutrition Program serves breakfast, lunch, after school snacks and supper to nearly 9,000 students daily. Additionally, they serve the Seamless Summer Option Program within the community and were granted the USDA Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Grant at five of their elementary schools. Cindy received her BSFCS from the University of Georgia, completed her dietetic internship from the University of Northern Colorado, earned a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Alabama and is a current student pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership in Business student at Anderson University.Title: Food is an Equalizer in School Nutrition   Participants will learn the benefits of the School Nutrition Program and the important role it plays in equity for students’ learning success.  
3:15pm – 3:30pmIgnite Sessions: Learn about programming happening in the state of Georgia with these three ignite sessions. Each presenter has 5-minute presentation.
 Session #1Andie Bisceglia Campus Kitchen Coordinator Office of Service Learning   Andie Bisceglia currently serves as the program coordinator for Campus Kitchen, a student program based out of the UGA Office of Service-Learning. Over her career, she has worked in experiential and food systems education for over 15 years in both New England and Georgia. Her work experience encompasses urban community and school garden organizing, experiential ecosystem education, farm work, and community food security.Title: Grow It Know It- UGA School Garden Training Program   School gardens are an important experiential education tool that can enhance both the classroom and cafeteria at K-12 schools by increasing student engagement, vegetable & fruit intake, and social-emotional well-being. Grow It Know It is an annual school garden training program designed and run by a team of educators & horticulturalists at UGA. Learn how this program has helped teams of GA teachers & school nutrition directors successfully run and enhance their own school garden programs.
 Session #2Christina Nichols, MPH, RDN, LD School Nutrition Director Cartersville City School District   Christina Nichols is currently the School Nutrition Director for Cartersville City Schools, where she has served students for eight years. Under her direction, the departmental vision is Every Student Fed, which they achieve through a combination of ensuring easy access to school meals and cooking kid-friendly, delicious food. Christina is a Registered Dietitian and earned her MPH in Nutrition from Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health in 2015.Title: Filling the gaps with ready-to-eat family meals for students experiencing food insecurity   School meals provide an excellent, reliable source of nutrition for students during the school year. Meals are available in certain areas for children over the summer break, but there are no existing programs that fund school holiday meals. Cartersville City School Nutrition has increased fundraising efforts in order to fill the gaps for our most vulnerable students. We were able to find community donations which allowed us to provide ready-to-eat, family style meals as well as some child friendly individually wrapped items over the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. These families were identified by our School Social Workers as needing extra assistance, many of whom live in hotels/motels and do not have access to a kitchen.
 Session #3Shana Scott 
3:30pm – 4:00pmWrap Up Silent Auction, Agenda Review
DAY 2 Friday, March 29th 9:00am EST-1:30pm EST
TimeTopicPresenter & Presenter Bio Session Overview 
8:45am-9:00amConference portal opens
9:00am-9:15amWelcome & Announcements
9:15am-9:30amStudent Presentations
9:30am-10:00amSilent Auction  
10:00am-10:45amConcurrent Session # 3Cecilia Tran, MS, RDN, LD Fulton County Family & Consumer Science Agent UGA Extension Fulton County   With a BS in Food Science from Mississippi State and a master’s in nutrition from Auburn, Cecilia completed a dietetic internship at Emory University Hospital to become a registered dietitian. Before serving as the Fulton County FACS agent, she worked as an outpatient clinical dietitian for Grady Health System. Cecilia’s passions include addressing food insecurity and conducting nutrition education to underserved populations.Happy Plates: Reducing Food Waste Food residuals make up 12% of landfill waste annually. That is nearly 151 pounds of food per Georgian every year, a total of 1.6 billion pounds of trash annually in Georgia. This amount of food waste translates to about $1.92 billion each year. In this session, we will discuss how to reduce food waste through such methods as kitchen scrap gardening, learning how to store produce, and helpful tips to keep more food on your plate and out of the trash.
10:45am-11:00amBreak/Call to Action
11:00am-11:45amConcurrent Session #4Mya Price Food Security Equity Impact Fund Director University of the District of Columbia, Feeding America   Mya is based in Washington, D.C., and is Feeding America’s Food Security Equity Impact Fund Director. Mya Price is an accomplished leader with over nine years of experience with equitable access initiatives and programs across communities. She excels in federal nutrition guidance and food banking.   In addition, she is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship from the University of the District of Columbia with a focus on Urban Government and Political Leadership. She is happy to bring her Kentucky roots, diverse expertise, and food bank experience toward combating hunger across our nation.Centering Equity: Empowering POC Community-Based Organizations in Nutrition, Well-being, and Sustainability   Join us for an illuminating session that aims to center the importance of equity in community development by showcasing the impactful work of People of Color (POC) community-based organizations (CBOs) across the nation. This session will delve into the innovative strategies and initiatives led by POC CBOs, focusing on the realms of nutrition, well-being, and sustainability.
12:00pm-1:30pmGeorgia Nutrition Council Business Meeting Optional for GNC members