Upcoming Webinars
Collapse Breakfast Matters - Improving Nutrition Quality and Increasing Participation in Your Breakfast Program

Schools across the country have been working hard to implement new nutrition standards for school breakfast, which have been phased in over three years. Join our webinar to find out tips, menu ideas, and successful strategies from school districts that have gone above and beyond to provide nutritious breakfasts to their students -- and have made breakfast part of the school day by offering it in the classroom or through other alternative service models.


Formats Available: Webinar
Original Webinar Date: May 14, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: May 15, 2015
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On Demand Webinars

Afterschool Meals
Collapse Afterschool Meals Matter - Back-to-School Webinar: Start Serving Afterschool Meals This Fall
It’s that time of year again - Why not make this the year that you start providing children in your community with free afterschool meals? Join us for this informative webinar where we will discuss the nuts and bolts of serving afterschool meals, from beginning the application process, to making an existing program even more successful. Speakers will include a program sponsor, a state agency and other key champions of the Afterschool Meal Program who will share best practices and tips on running an afterschool meal program.

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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: August 06, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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This webinar will provide strategies to implement and increase participation in the Afterschool Meal Program. It will feature speakers experienced in sponsoring an Afterschool Meal Program and a speaker from the National League of Cities who will discuss their work with city leaders to expand access to afterschool meals in cities across the United States.

Speaker(s):
To Be Announced

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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: September 13, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Serving Meals and Snacks to Children on Weekends and School Holidays through the Afterschool Meal Program
Join us for a webinar on operating the Afterschool Meal Program on weekends and during school holidays. Children need healthy meals when school is out for the weekend or during school holidays. Learn ways to incorporate meals into your weekend program and how you can successfully serve children during school holidays.

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Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
Original Webinar Date: November 03, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
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During this webinar, you will learn persuasive advocacy strategies from DC anti-hunger advocates guaranteed to provide you with helpful advice for your meetings.  This webinar will highlight practical tips for Hill visits, including how to frame your issues, craft “your ask,” and how to follow-up from back home.  There will be ample time to ask questions to our in-house experts, FRAC’s Etienne Melcher and Feeding America’s Jasmine Dickerson.  Geared to those new to advocacy, this webinar will take the stress out of your Hill visits and get you prepared (and excited) to charge Capitol Hill.

Speakers:
Etienne Melcher, Food Research and Action Center
Jasmine Dickerson, Feeding America

This webinar is proudly sponsored by Food Research and Action Center and Feeding America
Formats Available: Webinar
Original Webinar Date: February 18, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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During this webinar, you will learn persuasive advocacy strategies from seasoned lobbyists guaranteed to provide you with helpful advice for your meetings.  This webinar will highlight practical tips for Hill visits, including how to frame your issues, craft “your ask,” and how to follow-up from back home.  There will be ample time to ask questions to our in-house experts, FRAC’s Ellen Teller and Feeding America’s Lisa Davis.  Geared to those new to advocacy, this webinar will take the stress out of your Hill visits and get you prepared (and excited) to charge Capitol Hill.

Speakers:
Ellen Teller, Food Research and Action Center
Lisa Davis, Feeding America

Sponsored by the Food Research and Action Center and Feeding America

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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: February 25, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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During this webinar, you will learn persuasive advocacy strategies from seasoned lobbyists guaranteed to provide you with helpful advice for your meetings.  This webinar will highlight practical tips for Hill visits, including how to frame your issues, craft “your ask,” and how to follow-up from back home.  There will be ample time to ask questions to our in-house experts, FRAC’s Ellen Teller and Feeding America’s Caryn Long (a former hill staffer).  Geared to those new to advocacy, this webinar will take the stress out of your Hill visits and get you prepared (and excited) to charge Capitol Hill.

Speaker(s):

  • Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs, Food Research and Action Center
  • Caryn Long, Senior Policy Counsel, Feeding America
Sponsors:
Food Research and Action Center
Feeding America



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Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
Original Webinar Date: February 16, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
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USDA's proposed new healthier meal pattern for the Child and Adult Care Food Program and related programs has been released. Join the Food Research and Action Center and USDA for a webinar on the proposed rule.

Learn what you need to know about USDA's recently proposed rule, "Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010," including the revised meal patterns and nutrition standards for:

  • The Child and Adult Care Food Program in Head Start, child care centers, family child care homes, afterschool programs, emergency shelters and adult day care; and
  • School meal programs in school-based PreK and afterschool programs.

A certificate of attendance will be issued.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: January 29, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse New USDA Recipes for Healthy Kids and CACFP Crediting Guide: Supporting Healthy Eating in Child Care
The new USDA Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks have been released!

Join the Food Research and Action Center and USDA for a webinar to learn how you can promote nutritious foods that comply with CACFP requirements by using the Crediting Handbook, Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks for Child Care Centers and Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Homes. This is an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and participate via a webinar survey.

Presenters:
Andrea Farmer, USDA
Sonya Barnes, USDA
Ann Hall, USDA
Geri Henchy, FRAC
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: January 14, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse New USDA Recipes for Healthy Kids and CACFP Crediting Guide: Supporting Healthy Eating in Child Care
The new USDA Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks have been released!

Join the Food Research and Action Center and USDA for a webinar to learn how you can promote nutritious foods that comply with CACFP requirements by using the Crediting Handbook, Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks for Child Care Centers and Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Homes. This is an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and participate via a webinar survey.

Presenters:
Andrea Farmer, USDA
Sonya Barnes, USDA
Ann Hall, USDA
Geri Henchy, FRAC
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: January 14, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse New USDA Nutrition and Wellness Handbook for Child Care
The new USDA and HHS Nutrition and Wellness handbook has been released. Join the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and USDA for a webinar to learn how you can  create healthier child care environments with the new "Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program" and "CACFP Wellness Resources." This is an opportunity to learn, ask questions and express your views via a webinar survey.

Speaker(s):
  • Jim Weill, Food Research and Action Center
  • Cindy Long, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Andrea L. Farmer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Erika Pijai, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: January 24, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse New USDA Nutrition and Wellness Handbook for Child Care
The new USDA and HHS Nutrition and Wellness handbook has been released. Join the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and USDA for a webinar to learn how you can  create healthier child care environments with the new "Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program" and "CACFP Wellness Resources." This is an opportunity to learn, ask questions and express your views via a webinar survey.

Speaker(s):
  • Jim Weill, Food Research and Action Center
  • Cindy Long, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Andrea L. Farmer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Erika Pijai, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: January 24, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2015
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Every five years, Congress reviews the child nutrition programs, and next year – 2015 – marks the next reauthorization process. Join FRAC for the first in a series of webinars exploring the issues, the programs, and what you need to know about Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR).

During this webinar we’ll focus on the basics of child nutrition reauthorization.  We will provide a brief overview of the child nutrition programs up for reauthorization; what happened—and didn’t happen-- in the last reauthorization; current legislative proposals to expand access to the child nutrition programs; and discuss opportunities to engage and advocate around the child nutrition programs in the coming months.

Speakers will include Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs, Food Research and Action Center and other special guests.

Future webinars will focus on school meals, the afterschool and summer programs, and early childhood programs.  Join our mailing list to get the latest CNR updates, announcements, and action alerts.

Formats Available: Webinar
Original Webinar Date: June 25, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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CNR 2010: Putting the Act into Action
Collapse Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Putting the Act into Action - "Healthy Choices for School Children: Getting the Junk Foods Out of Schools"
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act requires USDA to issue healthy nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools.  The Act gives USDA the power to eliminate the unhealthy foods in vending machines, snack bars, "a la carte" lines in cafeterias, and other foods sold outside of the federally-reimbursed school meals.

Join us for this webinar:

  • Learn about USDA's plans, process and timeline for the healthy foods in school rule;
  • Share your recommendations for the nutrition standards and enforcement necessary to make the new school regulations a success;
  • Discover new research findings on the positive impact of "competitive" food standards; and
  • Identify action steps, tools, and resources that will be useful in continuing to advocate for healthy foods in schools now.

Speaker(s):

Nancy Lyons, Child Nutrition Division, USDA
Sarah Samuels and Lisa Craypo, Samuels and Associates
Jim Weill and Madeleine Levin, Food Research and Action Center

Certificate of attendance will be issued.


About "Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Putting the Act into Action"
FRAC is hosting a series of Webinars that examine the provisions of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and steps to make the provisions of the Act a success.
Click here to see and hear the previous Webinars in our series.


Resources on Improving the School Food Environment: Making Competitive Foods Healthier


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Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
Original Webinar Date: June 16, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
MORE INFOMORE INFO Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Putting the Act into Action - "Healthy Choices for School Children: Getting the Junk Foods Out of Schools"
Collapse Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Putting the Act into Action "Strategies for Success:  Making the Most of the New School Water and Milk Requirements"
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act requires that free water must be made readily available to children during lunch, and schools must only offer milk consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. USDA recently issued guidance on these provisions.

Join us for a webinar focused on the information, practical models, tools and resources needed to facilitate the successful implementation of the new water and milk requirements. Speakers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, California Endowment, FRAC and other advocacy organizations will provide valuable information and answer your questions.   

About the webinar series "Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Putting the Act into Action":
FRAC is hosting a series of Webinars that examine the provisions of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and steps to make the provisions of the Act a success.


Click on the Link Below to Learn More About


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Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
Original Webinar Date: May 24, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
MORE INFOMORE INFO Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Putting the Act into Action "Strategies for Success:  Making the Most of the New School Water and Milk Requirements"
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First Webinar - "What You Need to Know Now"
Summary Paragraph:
The first in a series of FRAC Webinars examining the provisions of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, and outlining the steps to make the provisions of the Act a success. This Webinar featured an overview of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (Child Nutrition Reauthorization); an outline of improvements to the child nutrition programs; highlights of the parts that are immediately in effect or need immediate work by stakeholders; information on moving implementation forward in the best possible way and moving it quickly in states and communities; and a checklist of things to do.

Speaker(s):
  • Jim Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center
  • Geri Henchy, Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs, Food Research and Action Center
  • Crystal FitzSimons. Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs, Food Research and Action Center

If you did not originally register for this webinar, you must fill out the registration information in order to view it.
Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
Original Webinar Date: December 17, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Summer Food Service Program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides important nutrition assistance to more than 47 million Americans. SNAP responds effectively to changes in need, and following a disaster, there are many options to use SNAP to increase access to nutrition and help households and communities in recovery. On this webinar national and state advocates will share information about best practices regarding Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) advocacy and outreach; a question and answer session for webinar participants will follow the presentations. The webinar is cosponsored by Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and AARP Foundation.

Speakers:
Ellen Vollinger, Food Research and Action Center
Gemma Donofrio, Food Research and Action Center
Karen Patyk, AARP Foundation
Pat Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Inc.
Andrea Lutz, Food Bank For New York City
Tresa Ballard, AARP Maryland


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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: July 18, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Recent polling data show that large majorities of Americans believe that hunger is a serious problem that the country must address and that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a program that is important and should not be cut. Join FRAC and Hart Research for this webinar which will discuss the latest polling research, implications and messages for anti-hunger advocates, and how proposed cuts to SNAP are met by broad opposition.

Speaker(s):
• Jim Weill, Food Research and Action Center
• Guy Molyneux, Hart Research


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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: December 03, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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In response to 2011 storms, USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) provided important nutrition relief, including Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) benefits to more than 1.1 million persons. This webinar will provide an overview of FNS’s disaster response, from making emergency foods available in the immediate days after a disaster, to getting Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) benefits to disaster survivors in weeks that follow.  FNS representatives will highlight lessons from the agency's newly updated "Disaster SNAP Guidance," including information on how FNS and states implement D-SNAP for persons not getting SNAP and replace benefits for disaster survivors already participating in SNAP.   Webinar participants are encouraged to participate in a question and answer session moderated by FRAC.

Tentative Agenda:
Intro - FRAC
General USDA Disaster Response Overview - Cora Russell, Office of Emergency Management
USDA Foods - Mike Buckely, Food Distribution Division
D-SNAP Overview - Mary Rose Conroy, SNAP Program Development Division
EBT & Retailer waivers - Carolyn Shelby, SNAP Benefit Redemption Division
Q & A - moderated by FRAC- Ellen Vollinger and Thomas Furstenberg-Carroll


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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: July 10, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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School Breakfast Program
Collapse Breakfast Matters "Community Eligibility: Creating Hunger - Free Schools" Webinar Series - Part I: Setting the Stage for Community Eligibility in the 2014-15 School Year
Part I of our three part series will review new data on the implementation of community eligibility in the first seven states with the option, and provide information on effective action steps for advocates, state agencies and school districts to prepare for implementation in their state.

Brigette B. Hires, PhD, RD, LD
Assistant Director, Office for Child Nutrition
Ohio Department of Education

Madeleine Levin, MPH
Senior Policy Analyst
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)

Rhonda McCoy
Food Service Director
Cabell County Schools
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: October 10, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Breakfast Matters - Back to School Webinar: Effective Strategies for Expanding Participation in School Meals in the 2013-2014 School Year
Gear up for the new school year and learn what you can do as an advocate, school administrator, or school nutrition director to increase participation in the school nutrition programs. This webinar will feature effective strategies for the new school year to improve access for Limited English Proficient families, offer universal free meals, and implement alternative breakfast service models.

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Please Note: This event was re-recorded and the archive is available. Thank you for your interest!


Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: August 29, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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The third installment of our “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. Expert child nutrition professionals will guide participants through the steps of assessing a school breakfast program operation, running the numbers for different models, and determining a participation level needed for a break-even point for elimination of student fees.

Speakers:
  • Linda Marshburn, Guilford County School Nutrition
  • Justine Kahn, Project Bread 
  • Madeleine Levin, MPH, FRAC
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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Webinar Date: July 11, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Breakfast Matters: "How To" Webinar: Healthy Menus for Breakfast in the Classroom
One challenge of alternative breakfast programs is developing menus that are healthy, interesting, and easy to eat in the classroom. New federal nutrition standards for the School Breakfast Program go into effect in the 2013-2014 school year and school districts are already preparing to offer more nutritious morning meals. Join this webinar to find out how to quickly and effectively implement the new requirements and develop compliant breakfast in the classroom and grab n’ go menus.

Speakers:
Julia Bauscher, Jefferson County School District
Amy Korth, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension
Judy Dzimiera, Maryland State Dept. of Education
Jessie Hewins, Food Research and Action Center

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Formats Available: Webinar
Original Webinar Date: April 11, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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