Schedule, Session information, & more

Agenda for the day:


8:30–9:15           Registration & continental breakfast

9:15–9:30           Welcome & opening remarks

9:30–10:15        Keynote speaker

10:15–10:45     Exhibitor & networking break

10:45–12:00     Workshop session I

12:00–12:45     Lunch

12:45–1:00        Presentation of Hunger Champion Award

1:00–1:15           Move break

1:15–2:30           Workshop session II

2:30–2:45           Move break

2:45–4:00           General session panel

4:00–4:15           Closing remarks

General session panel

Looking Ahead: Federal Nutrition Programs in 2017 and Beyond 

As the next session of Congress unfolds, and a new administration takes shape, what does the future hold for federal nutrition programs like SNAP and child nutrition programs? This session will feature a forward-looking conversation with a national perspective about the state of federal nutrition assistance programs and other programs that impact low-income people.  Hear experts discuss how these programs may be considered, and how to frame a unified message to protect, defend and strengthen them. This important and timely discussion will provide an opportunity for audience questions.  

Check back soon for information on additional workshops and speakers
NOTE: As workshops evolve, descriptions may be subject to change.

Screening For Hunger – bridging the gap between food insecurity and healthcare:
An important discussion about advances in screening patients for food insecurity in the healthcare setting, tools and resources to help promote federal nutrition programs as health interventions, and community agencies that can assist those struggling with hunger.

Broadening the reach of school breakfast: promising and innovative practices in NYS:
Many New York State schools have successfully used alternative breakfast service models like breakfast in the classroom to increase breakfast participation. Yet, there is a tremendous amount of room for participation growth. This session will feature the latest research on NYS breakfast participation, successful strategies to reach low-income children with breakfast, and first-hand insights from school leaders.

Federal Update:  Farm Bill, budget, and effectively advocating for safety net programs:
Federal nutrition programs are a key part of the safety net that protects and supports low-income families and individuals. Get an in-depth look at how the current federal legislative and budget processes are affecting SNAP, school meals and other important nutrition programs, and how everyone can be an effective advocate for their programs and clients. 

The Role of SNAP in Alleviating Hunger:
In this workshop, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will use data to tell the story of how and why SNAP is an important, effective and efficient program that alleviates hunger in NYS and nationally, lifting millions out of poverty each year.  SNAP’s strengths and powerful reach will be highlighted, including who the program serves and the short- and long-term benefits for children and other populations. 

You can check out workshop presentations and materials from our last conference here.

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