Enjoy the ANC Experience

Whether you are a cook, a cafeteria manager, a nutrition education specialist, a district director (or maybe you wear all those hats—and more), Las Vegas is the place to be. To learn and grow with others committed to feeding America’s children, be sure to visit the Marketplace, the vibrant central hub of ANC. Here you can gather to hang out, exchange ideas, network and do business. You also can explore informational kiosks and meet with the SNA staff who manage the many programs and services available to you.

In the Expo Hall

Also, be sure not to miss these exciting ANC favorites!

New Product Showcase
The New Product Showcase will feature the newest products, services and equipment available to schools within the last year. Please stop by to see the many products on display.

Chapter Leadership Day
Need to brush up on some of your leadership skills? The 4th Annual Chapter Leadership Day is your opportunity to gather the fresh ideas that will help you lead your chapter through a successful year, as well as develop programs and services that will enhance your chapter and allow you to attract and retain members. You also will learn more about all of the SNA resources at your disposal. Breakout sessions provide opportunity for discussion, including the chance to express any issues confronting you and learning how these issues can be addressed. All chapter leaders are encouraged to attend this event. Please indicate on the ANC Registration Form if you plan to attend. Cost: $25

Future Leaders Program
The rising stars of state affiliates will gather for the 3rd annual Future Leaders Program, designed to provide hands-on training to new and future leaders of SNA. The goal is to strengthen the long-term viability and effectiveness of state associations and SNA.

State Award Ceremony
Join your colleagues in honoring this year’s state presidents for their efforts to further the mission of the Association. Also, state and regional winners of the Louise Sublette Award of Excellence, Heart of the Program and the Outstanding Director of the Year awards will be recognized.

School Nutrition Foundation Silent Auction
The School Nutrition Foundation’s annual Silent Auction provides attendees with the opportunity to shop and bid on a variety of items. All proceeds support the Foundation’s Professional Growth Scholarships. To donate an item or see what items have been donated to date, visit: SNF Silent Auction
Staff contact: Julie Abrera at (800) 877-8822 , ext. 181, or

School Nutrition Foundation Learning Lab
The SNF Learning Lab is a great opportunity to stop, look, listen and learn about great new ideas in school nutrition education! Sit and hear a short educational program, find out about scholarships and view valuable resources that are sure to enhance your career.

Golf Tournament for Clark County SNA
The 2009 Clark County SNA Golf Tournament will be held on June 29th at Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas. Cost: $100 per person/$400 per team, with all proceeds benefiting the CCSNA chapter. For more information, contact Rainier Pioquinto at or (702)-799-8123, ext. 5114. The registration deadline is May 29, 2009.
CCSNA Golf Tournament Entry Form(PDF)

Wellness Event to Change Our World
Help stomp out global childhood hunger by participating in the Global Child Nutrition Foundation’s annual wellness event, featuring the popular Zumba® dance workout. With a hypnotic fusion of easy-to-follow Latin dance moves and cardio workout techniques, Zumba is sure to send your energy level through the roof by the end of this 45-minute session. Learn to burn calories and increase your fitness level with upbeat instructors who will lead you through salsa, merengue, chacha and reggaeton rhythms. So grab a friend, get front and center and start your day on the right foot!

Silver Circle Luncheon
If you have been an SNA member for 25 years or more, be sure to take part in the Silver Circle luncheon held in your honor. Please indicate on the Special Functions section of the Registration Form if you will attend. Cost: $50 per person.

Child Nutrition Showcase: Best Practices in School Nutrition
Come look, learn and network at this year’s Child Nutrition Showcase! These poster presentations are the best way to learn about recent research and best practices in school nutrition, while mingling with colleagues from all corners of the country.
Submit a Poster Proposal

School Nutrition’s Annual Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt
The ever-popular ANC Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by School Nutrition magazine, is back! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore the aisles in the Exhibit Hall and win fantastic prizes from some of the most popular booths. All you need to do is have participating Exhibitors punch or initial your playing card (found at the front of this ANC Program Guide) and return your completed card to the School Nutrition booth in the Exhibit Hall. Be prepared—some companies may ask you to play a game or complete a challenge before marking your card!

Culinary Demonstrations
Within the Exhibit Hall, you will come across one of the most popular features of ANC: the Culinary Demonstrations. Here you will discover new ideas and innovative ways to enhance school meals. Simple tips can help you to increase participation in your program. You can hone your edge by learning culinary techniques, nutrition hints and food presentation skills.

Catch the Moment
Come have your photo taken in a unique conference memorabilia setting at the Catch the Moment booth. Each guest will receive a personalized photograph to remind them of their exciting visit to Las Vegas and the generous sponsors who helped make ANC 2009 possible. Choose from an exciting selection of backgrounds, including the cover of School Nutrition magazine.

Star Club Breakfast
The SNA Star Club is a program for recognizing and thanking members who are working hard to ensure the future of the Association by recruiting new members. This is an invitation-only event and Star Club members must RSVP to attend.

Photo Sessions for State Delegations
To locate your state to determine which time slot has been assigned to your delegation, please click here (pdf).

School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Exam
The School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credential recognizes a high level of professional achievement and communicates to others that you possess broad knowledge of your profession, that you remain current in your field and that you care about serving safe and nutritious meals. To learn if you qualify to sit for the exam, call the SNA Service Center at (800) 877-8822 or visit for more details. The registration deadline is June 6, 2009.

Thursday, July 2

Final Event: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Are you looking to get energized for the new school year? Well, nothing will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step like this year’s ANC Final Event, featuring rock-and-roll legend Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. This American pop music icon and the star on which the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” is based, will be center stage performing those unforgettable doo-wop favorites that will take you back to a magical time in music history.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Frankie Valli’s incredible career as a solo artist and with The Four Seasons has produced 19 top-10 hits and sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Their hits “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Candy Girl” and “Rag Doll” are classics. Valli was also on top of the charts for his “My Eyes Adored You,” “December, ‘63 (Oh, What a Night)” and the sensational title track of the best-selling “Grease” soundtrack. Valli and The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and named longevity champ of the rock era by Billboard magazine.

No matter what generation, it’s likely that you know the words to these catchy tunes. So come join your school nutrition colleagues for this spectacular concert and be prepared to sing and dance the night away! The event will take place at 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 2, in the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

ANC 2009 Sponsors*
Top Sponsors
  • Barilla Pasta
  • ConAgra Foodservice
  • Fruit 66
  • General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice
  • Gossner Foods
  • Horizon Software International
  • IZZE Beverage
  • J.T.M. Food Group
  • J & J Snack Foods
  • Kraft Foods
  • Kellogg’s Food Away From Home
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Mrs.T’s Pierogies
  • PepsiCo Foodservice
  • Pierre Foods
  • Schwan’s Food Service
  • SFSPac Food Service Sanitation Systems
  • Simplot
  • SoBe Lifewater
  • Solae
  • The Switch Beverage Company
  • Vulcan and Wolf

GEM Club Contributors - Ruby Club
GEM Club Contributors - Pearl Club

*As of May 4, 2009