School Nutrition Simplified


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Public Speaking

Seasoned with thirty-five years of managing school meal programs, Susan is intimate with the daily challenges, victories, defeats, and everyday nonsense faced by today’s school nutrition professionals. Proud to be a lunch lady, she illustrates her points with a wealth of stories from the front lines. Warmth and humor lighten her programs which compel her audience to take their own steps to create the healthful, harmonious workplace environment they richly deserve and need to be successful in feeding our nation’s children.

Customized to meet an organization’s goals, popular presentations from her Lessons from the Lunchroom series include

Psst…Gossip in the Kitchen
Good or bad, gossip intertwines within the daily life of the school kitchen. Learning to harness it will enhance communications and increase productivity.

Don’t Let Your Simmer Get to a Boil
If we find ourselves in a confrontational situation or enduring a work place pet peeve, following four steps can ensure confidence and clear communications that will lead to a positive resolution.

Team Building Through Interactive Activities
Designed for groups over twenty, participants are divided into teams. By competing in a variety of hands-on activities, they learn to apply strategies fundamental to developing a winning team.

Leadership Time Travel
Take a trip through time and see how colorful historical figures like Black Bart the Pirate applied our leadership principals of today to become successful, notable figures in their own industries and time.

Maximize Your Sales to School Nutrition Programs
Insights are shared to assist our industry associates to become the valued partners School Nutriiton programs desire and need. Their success strengthens school meal programs. The better the job industry does, the easier school nutrition program jobs become. It can lead to a financial win for all.

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Letters of Lessons

“Thanks so much for the wonderful presentation to our Student Nutrition Services employees. Sue, these are comments that I got today from our employees.

‘She kept me wondering what was going to happen next.’

‘I could relate to so much of what she was saying.’

‘I usually get bored at some point with our speakers, but not with her…I was sitting on the edge of my chair the whole time and loving it.’

‘She was so right about the gossip and I am so glad she talked to all of us about that – can I get those gossip free zone signs for our kitchen?’

Honestly, considering what a culturally divers group we have – this is awesome. It seems you lifted our spirits!”

– Tish Litchfield, MS, RD, Director of Student Nutrition Services, CUSD

Letters of Lessons

“Thanks so much for the wonderful presentation to our Student Nutrition Services employees. Sue, these are comments that I got today from our employees.

‘She kept me wondering what was going to happen next.’

‘I could relate to so much of what she was saying.’

‘I usually get bored at some point with our speakers, but not with her…I was sitting on the edge of my chair the whole time and loving it.’

‘She was so right about the gossip and I am so glad she talked to all of us about that – can I get those gossip free zone signs for our kitchen?’

Honestly, considering what a culturally divers group we have – this is awesome. It seems you lifted our spirits!”

– Tish Litchfield, MS, RD, Director of Student Nutrition Services, CUSD

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Aptos, California

Tel: 831.662.2552

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