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B. Sackin & Associates
30374 Mayacamas Dr.
Murrieta, CA 92563
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Extensive visibility created via stories, quotes and presentations through the press, media and other venues.
Deliver/participate in an average six to eight formal speeches/panels annually before groups of 60 to 2,000. Diverse topics include substantive policy discussion; methods to lobby to school food service environment. Venues include Alaska School Food Service Association conference; Virginia School Food Service Association annual conference; United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association annual meeting; and second annual George McGovern Hunger Conference.
• Management and Procurement of Food Service Management Company Contracts, 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taCrEW1ZEHs Originally developed for a presentation at the annual conference of the American Association of School Administrators, this video clip discusses problems in FSMC contracts and ways a school district can monitor performance to ensure it is getting what the contract requires.
• Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and the Workforce, Hearing Examining the Costs of Federal Overreach in School Meals May 13, 2011, Hearing on the cost implications of proposed menu planning regulations for school meals. Links to written testimony and streaming video of the hearing (approx. 1 hour)
• The CN Label – What’s It Worth to You, SNA Annual National Conference, July 2010, w/Patricia Phillips and Jeff Rowe A discussion of the CN Label, what it does and does not do, and what it adds to the cost of products.
• Why Commodities, SNA Annual National Conference, July 2008, w/Roger SzemrajA discussion of the political importance of the USDA Foods Program and it’s legislative history.
• School Foodservice: Outsource or Insource, SNA Annual National Conference, July 2008, w/Laura Gilbert A discussion of applicable laws and the costs and benefits of outsourcing school meal programs.
• Universal Breakfast in the Classroom, SNA Legislative Action Conference, March 2011A presentation on the impacts of universal breakfast in the classroom with a focus on the School Nutrition Foundation/Wal-Mart Foundation pilot project.
• Summary of IOM School Meal Recommendations, ACDA Annual National Conference, April 2010, An explanation of the recently released recommendations. This presentation was also given at several regional and state conferences.
• Technology in School Foodservice, New Hampshire Department of Education Summer Training, August 2007A discussion of the opportunities to utilize technology in school foodservice programs.
• The (Florida) State of School Lunch, Dairy Farmers, Inc., June 2007A presentation to Florida dairy farmers on current issues in school nutrition.
• “How Our Government Works: It’s Not What They Taught You in High School Civics;”
• “How to Combine Lobbying Efforts With Other Groups” [joint meeting for school food service, child and adult care providers and Women, Infants and Children (WIC)];
• “How to Lobby” current status of child nutrition legislation; and role of child nutrition programs in combating hunger.Publications & Appearances: Contributed background information and/or quotes for publications and appeared as guest on radio
• All Foods Fit —Processed, Too!, School Nutrition Magazine, May 2011, w/Sue Finn A discussion of misperceptions of what processed foods are. This article is intended to provide factual information useful in presentations to school boards and community groups.
• Help! My Phone is Smarter Than I Am, School Nutrition Magazine, cover story September 2010A quick tutorial on today's ever-changing cell phone technology
• Portland Public Schools: Meal Program Reboot, Food Management Magazine, cover story February 1, 2009, How Portland Public Schools overhauled its foodservice production, finance and delivery systems to streamline operations.
• Course Correcton for Los Angeles School Foodservices, Food Management Magazine, cover story July 2, 2017, LAUSD has made major changes to its foodservice program. This article separates fact from fiction.
• Commodities on the Grow, School Nutrition Magazine, June/July 2009 Update of the USDA Foods program and changes in the last ten years.
• A New Machine Age, Food Management Magazine, cover story November 1, 2008,School foodservices can have a lot to gain by managing their own vending programs. But there are different business models to choose from and new skill sets to learn.
• Disking Up Success, School Nutrition Magazine, February 2007, What matters isn’t the latest technology, but how you use it to make the business decisions that affect the entire operation.
• In Conclusion, School Nutrition Magazine, February 2007, There is an incredible breadth of school nutrition-related research being generated by a wide variety of public and private organizations. Who’s doing what—and how can it help you in your job?
• Out of the Red and Into the Black, Food Management Magazine, November 27, 2007 How Orange County (FL) transformed itself from losses to a successful program.
• School Foodservice – Outsource or Self-Op?, The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, Spring 2006, Peer reviewed white paper on Food Service Management Companies and school district options.
• Breakfast for All and All for Breakfasts: What lessons can we learn about universal school breakfast from the results of USDA’s pilot project? (Posted with permission from the School Nutrition Association)
• George McGovern Conference: The Hungry Child, November 6, 2003,
• Child Nutrition Reauthorization: What is it? Why do we do it? When do we do it? What does it mean for us?
• How Are Laws Are Made.pdf