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Register Now for These Upcoming Child Nutrition Program Events

Participate in these upcoming events and learn how to navigate and understand the various nutrition programs that are starting up around the country and in your area this summer.

Summer Meals Matter:
Conference Call - Participate in Summer Meals Awareness Week and Develop an Ongoing Communication Strategy about the Program 
Monday, June 3rd at 1 p.m. EDT 
Register here... June 10 will be the start of the third annual Summer Food Service Program Awareness week. Discuss upcoming events and talk about ways you can become involved in celebrating and promoting the Summer Nutrition Programs. Share strategies for ongoing communications about the program to keep your community engaged and maintain high attendance at summer meal programs.

Conference Call - Troubleshooting Problems that Arise During the Summer 
Tuesday, July 2 at 1 p.m. ET 
Register here... After months of preparing, your Summer Food Service Program is now in full swing and unanticipated issues might be coming up in how your sites are operating and unexpected drops in participation at some of your sites. Join to hear from sponsors and advocates in the field on how to boost participation at summer food sites in the middle of the summer, work with vendors to resolve logistical issues that are effecting the meal service, and maintain momentum in the programming you are offering throughout the remainder of the summer.

Breakfast Matters 
Breakfast Matters “How To” Webinar - The Finances of Operating Universal Breakfast in the Classroom
Thursday, July 11, 3 - 4 p.m. ET 
Register here... The third installment of the “How To” breakfast series will cover the financial nuts and bolts of moving breakfast out of the cafeteria into the classroom, and eliminating student fees. Strategies to increase participation while also improving efficiencies in program operations will be explored.

Afterschool Meals Matter 
Conference Call – What to Expect When you Apply 
Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00 p.m. ET 
Register here... Don’t be daunted by the application process to participate in the Afterschool Meal Program. The next Afterschool Meals Matter call will offer tips on how to get started and how to navigate the application process. Hear from state agencies, program sponsors, and program providers; and learn what information you or the program you support will need to apply.


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The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) will host two public conference calls in October. Information on the calls follows below:
Breakfast Matters - Effective Messaging: Getting Positive Press in your Community

Thursday October 11, 3 – 4 pm ET
Click here to register.
Learn tips from a national communications firm about how to place your stories with local media and receive positive press coverage for your program.

Presenters: * Jon Dickl, School Nutrition Director, Knox County Schools, Tennessee
* Amber LaCroix, BRG Communications

Afterschool Meals Matter - Community Partnerships
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