This year’s education program tracks are centered around the four key areas of the Association’s Keys to Excellence, SNA’s Certification and SNS Credentialing programs, with each session providing development and training critical to this profession.
Operations: Presentations will demonstrate the importance of establishing a school nutrition environment where policies and procedures ensure worker safety, as well as the safety and quality of meals.
Nutrition: These sessions will cover the A-to-Zs of nutrition, including how school meal, snack and à la carte items contribute to healthy eating habits and how school nutrition personnel are actively involved in nutrition education at the school level.
Administration: Presentations will focus on ways to manage and administer the challenges of today’s school nutrition program, including ensuring sound business and financial practices, human resources excellence and district organization.
Communications & Marketing: These sessions will highlight ways to promote a positive image of school nutrition programs and work with the school community and allied organizations to promote nutritious foods and nutrition education.
All ANC attendees will earn 25 continuing education units (CEUs) toward SNA Certification or SNS Credential renewal by attending this year’s conference. SNA will offer Key Area Hours for ANC education and pre-conference sessions, which can be used to apply for initial certification or for moving up a level.