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Keynote Speaker

Craig Weidel Keynote Speaker

As a proven professional, Craig has lived and worked in the real world of child nutrition for over 29-years. He is one of America’s most energized, passionate and innovative presenters when it comes to the business of child nutrition and the important role that it plays in the educational process. His humor and warmth shine through each presentation and training which he carefully crafts to allow his audience to gain insight into the numerous aspects of their profession.


Craig understands that people don’t merely improve or change because they hear a presentation. He gives all his participants not only the tools but the motivation to take action when they leave and return to the ‘real world’. Craig’s presentations and trainings are high-energy and packed with real life stories and experiences that are as fun as they are meaningful and engaging. His presentations, workshops and conference keynotes and breakouts are designed to delight the ears, challenge the intellect and stir the soul.

Keynote & Session Topics

“My Heroes Have Always Worn Hairnets”


“Are You Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof?”
(Responsive & Ethical Leadership)


“How to Toot Your Own Horn Without Blowing It!”
(Communication/Conflict Resolution)


“When Generations Collide – How to Avoid the Big Bang!”
(Employee Management/Multi-Generational Workforces)


“Memory Magic, It Is Easier Than You Think”
(Memory Skills for CN Professionals)


“How to Burn the Candle From Both Ends Without Losing Your Wick”
(Stress Management)


“Get Rid of Your Calendar – How to Organize and Get More Done Easier and Faster"
(Time Management/Organizational Skills)


“My Hamburgers Cold … Now What?”
(Customer Service Excellence in Child Nutrition)

“Craig uses captivating real-life experiences, audience interaction, and humor to keep participants engaged and entertained from start to finish. His light-hearted approach and extensive background makes him easy to understand, knowledgeable, and a highly-rated speaker for any professional organization, school district or association event!”

– Julie Hedine, RD, LD, SNS 
Director, Food & Nutrition Services 
Pasco County Schools – Florida

“Craig was a great hit with our Child Nutrition Directors here in North Carolina at our conference. He was well-prepared, highly professional and responsive to the needs of all the participants. He received tremendous positive feedback on our evaluations. His knowledge and insight into the Child Nutrition Program makes him so “authentic” in his presentations. He speaks about his specific topic based on the context of Child Nutrition, not just “business in general” which makes his comments more relevant and meaningful to this audience. I would highly recommend him and would invite him back to speak again in North Carolina.”

– Dr. Lynn Harvey, RD, LDN, FADA 
Chief, Child Nutrition Service 
NC Department of Public Instruction 
Raleigh, North Carolina

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