2017 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC):
SNIC will be held January 22-24, 2017 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Orlando. This year's theme is "Imagination + Knowledge = Innovation."
A host of learning labs and general sessions with school nutrition innovators from across the country will cover the latest topics and best practices in the profession including innovative menu planning and recipe ideas, best practices to grow supper programs, leadership techniques, school nutrition ethics, and much more! SNIC 2017 has something for everyone. Save the Date and keep a look out for registration to open in early October!
SNIC Innovative Solution Sessions & Table-top Displays
Sign-ups will be on a first come, first served basis. There are only 15 Innovative Solution Sessions and 50 Display Tabletop spots! Applications will be available beginning on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Act Fast! Innovative Solution Sessions are $3,500 and Table-top Displays are $2,250, or participate in both for only $5,500. For more information click here or contact Nicolette Daleske at email@example.com or Crystal Harper-Pierre firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2016 Industry Boot Camp - Limited Space!
Don’t miss SNA’s Fall Industry Boot Camp, November 9-10, 2016, in National Harbor, Md. Only two seminars are offered each year and seating is limited. Sessions include an in-depth look at school meal regulations and menu-planning, a cafeteria tour, USDA updates and an exclusive, two-hour director panel with the opportunity to ask your own questions! Click here for more information and to register.
SN Magazine Welcomes Gayle Massey, New Western Regional Sales Manager
School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, is thrilled to announce the addition of Gayle Massey to our advertising team. Massey is a foodservice career veteran, gaining a passion for the industry through 25 years of business development, sales experience and food technology involvement. Gayle will be joining Barbara Boyce, National Sales Manager, and Lisa Turner, Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Click here to learn more about all digital and print advertising opportunities.
Patron Only Updates
New! SNA Virtual Expo
SNA’s new Virtual Expo will launch January 31, 2017. Reach school nutrition decision makers during the bid planning period with information about your latest products. This opportunity is reserved for Patrons this year and you must be exhibiting at ANC17 to participate. Booths are available on a first come first served basis and limited to 50 spaces. Contact SVP, Business Development & Meetings, Sherry Carrigan at email@example.com or 301/686-3151 to reserve your space.
Please save the date for November 16, 2016 for the Annual Patron meeting! One representative from each Patron company is allowed to attend. Please contact Sherry Carrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301/686-3151 with questions.
ANC2017 Atlanta Exhibit Hall Sign-up
Don’t miss an opportunity to network with fellow exhibitors, demo your culinary expertise, and meet influential decision-makers at the school nutrition event of the year! See available exhibit space for the Annual National Conference in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center on July 9 – 12, 2017. The early bird booth rate deadline is September 30, 2016. Contact Crystal Harper-Pierre, at 301/686-3140 or email@example.com, to reserve your space.
Legislative & Regulatory Update
CBPP Report Warns Block Grants Put Children's Nutrition at Risk
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a new report on the dangers of the proposed block grant pilot project. The report, “House Proposal to Block-Grant School Meal Programs Would Put Children’s Nutrition at Risk,” outlines the variety of ways that the proposed three state block grant pilot would curb funding for school meal programs and reduce student access to healthy meals. The report also details state-by-state funding cuts under the proposal and explains how these losses would mount over time. Click here to read the complete report.
New Federal Child Nutrition Equipment Bill
Representative Gwen Moore introduced H.R.5699, the Serve More Kids Act on July 8th. The bill serves to award grants to State agencies who will in turn award subgrants to school food authorities for the purchase of equipment for school meal programs. Priority would be given to underserved populations, including children in rural and tribal communities and those eligible for free and reduced priced meals.