Eastern Area Summer Workshop

Tue Aug 29th, 2017 - 9 am to 3:30 pm
At Saragoga Central School District

NYSNA Eastern Area

Summer Workshop

Tuesday, August 29th 2017


Each school is being asked to bring a basket/item for the basket raffle


Location:          Saratoga Central School District

                        Senior High Cafeteria

                        3 Blue Streak Blvd

                       Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Time:                9:00am-3:00pm



     9:00 am       Registration/Membership

Raffle Ticket sales

Mini Food Show GEM Foods-Crystal Bedard & 

GEM Food Broker Team-1 CEU

     10:00 am     The American Red Cross-Josh Moskowitz

                       Citizen Preparedness Corps Training-

                        What to Do When Disaster Strikes-1 CEU

     11:00 am     Capital Roots Project and New York Ag &                        

                       Markets-Katie Doyle-Farm to School

                       Coordinator Capital Roots,                                                     

                       Andra Spencer NY Ag & Markets-2 CEU's

    12:00 pm      Continued discussion Capital Roots Project

                         LUNCH-GEM Foods

    1:00 pm        The Humane Society of the United States-

                       Stefanie Heath and Karla Dumas-2 CEU's

   3:00 pm        Basket Raffle




Lunch- Sponsored by GEM Foods

Fresh Tossed Salad served with a balsamic vinaigrette

Veal & Beef Tortellacci served with a marsala sauce

Mediterranean Vegetable & Goat Cheese Ravioli served w a lobster sherry cream sauce

Grilled Chicken Breast

5 Grain Blend of wild rice and quinoa

Garlic Bread Sticks

Dessert: Cheesecake Factory Cupcakes


RSVP by Monday, August 28th to Christine Miller @ (607)746-1366                             or via e-mail: [email protected]

Citizen Preparedness Corps Training
What to do When Disaster Strikes


In partnership with New York State, the American Red Cross is offering FREE Citizen Preparedness Corps training sessions entitled Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes.


Learn how to be prepared! Receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.


Date:      August 29th 2017


Time:     10:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Location: New York School Nutrition Association




A trained Red Cross representative will conduct an approximately 1-2hour session of the Citizen Preparedness Corps training program, which covers topics including fire safety, severe weather preparedness, basic first aid, evacuation plans and recovery.


New York State is at a high risk for man-made, technological and natural disasters. Governor Andrew Cuomo's Citizen Preparedness Corps training program provides residents with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover to pre-disaster conditions as quickly as possible.

The Humane Society of the United States-Stefanie Heath and Karla Dumas


Students across the country are becoming more socially aware and savvy consumers. Dining operations are faced with the challenge of meeting this demand while maintaining fiscally responsible and health-promoting programs. One resourceful way to do this is by identifying top consumer and culinary trends and blending these into your menus and wellness initiatives. Bring your flavor passport as we identify ten top trends your customers are or will be asking for and share how you can implement each one!

 1. A flavor passport: sampling a world of international recipes

2. Bet on beans: packing a protein and fiber punch and other plant-based proteins

4. Blendability: cutting meat to cut the fat

5. Comfort foods with a twist

6. Fast casual in your cafeterias

7. Serving up street eats

8. Grab'n'Go

9. Sustainability

10. Clean labels and minimal ingredients

Public Event