Secure a Booth in SNA’s 2018 Virtual Expo!
Don’t miss your chance to secure a booth in SNA’s second Virtual Expo! Reach school nutrition decision makers during the bid planning period with information about your latest products when we launch February 6! This opportunity is reserved for companies exhibiting at ANC18. Contact SNA Business Development Manager Nicolette Daleske at email@example.com or (800) 877-8822, ext. 173 to reserve your space by December 20, 2017.
Two High-Profile Sponsorship Opportunities Available for SNIC!
It’s not too late to contact SNA to increase your visibility at SNIC and help build brand familiarity with potential customers. Sponsor conference wi-fi or the Mobile App to reinforce your brand to all conference attendees! For full sponsorship opportunities please see our 2018 Sponsorship Brochure. For more information please contact Nicolette Daleske at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 877-8822, ext. 173.
Industry Reps: Step Up Your Game at SNA's Spring Industry Boot Camp
Are you an industry representative new to the multi-billion-dollar school nutrition market -- or a seasoned veteran that wants to brush up on the intricacies of this complex segment? Designed specifically for our industry partners, SNA's Spring Industry Boot Camp, taking place May 9-10, 2018, in National Harbor, Md., is a dynamic educational seminar that provides a thorough overview of today's school nutrition environment, including new information on procurement ethics, a tour of a local cafeteria and a two-hour panel discussion with Major City School Nutrition Directors. Reserve your spot today as seating is limited.
Become a Sponsor at the 2018 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes
The 2018 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. held during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC). The Celebration is the only fundraising event that the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) holds to support its scholarship program. These top spots will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don’t miss this opportunity! For information on sponsorships and the recognition at each level, click here. To indicate your commitment as a sponsor, click here. If you have questions, please contact SNF Executive Director Jane Balek at email@example.com or (800) 877-8822, ext. 125.
School Nutrition Magazine's 2018 Editorial Calendar: Gain the Competitive Edge
When you advertise in School Nutrition (SN), your products and services are being considered by readers who represent an ever-expanding market. Are you ready to gain the competitive edge in the K-12 foodservice market segment? SN magazine can offer you unmatched access to the decision-makers who need your creative solutions to their unique challenges. Check out the magazine’s editorial highlights for 2018, and put these advantages to work in your efforts to gain the competitive edge.
PLEASE NOTE: The ANC schedule for 2018 shifts by one day and runs from Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12. This means the Exhibit Hall will open on Tuesday and will close on Thursday. Please ensure you book your travel and hotel room accordingly.
Annual National Conference Reminders
ANC2018 Las Vegas Exhibit Hall Sign-up: Only Thirty (30) Booths Available!
You don’t want to miss an opportunity to network with fellow exhibitors, demo your culinary expertise and meet influential decision-makers. ANC is the School Nutrition Event of the Year!
If you haven’t done so already, click here to see what exhibit space is still available for the upcoming 72nd Annual National Conference in Las Vegas, NV at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 9-12, 2018. Contact SNA Exhibits Sales Manager Crystal Harper-Pierre at (800) 877-8822, ext. 140 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your booth space. Crystal looks forward to hearing from you!
Be a Part of One of the Highlights of ANC - Culinary Demonstrations
New this year: The Culinary Demos will be held during the education session time slots; more visibility for your company. Culinary Demonstrations provide an opportunity to showcase your latest food products, recipes, techniques, nutrition and food presentation skills, and offer ways to enhance school meals and increase participation. These demos will be available for purchase at $3,500 each. You must be exhibiting at ANC18 to present a demo.
Legislative & Regulatory Update
SNA Comments on Interim Final Rule on School Meal Flexibility
On Nov. 29, USDA released an interim final rule to extend current regulatory flexibility for school meal programs through School Year (SY) 2018-19. The interim rule maintains Target 1 sodium limits for school meals and State Agencies can continue to offer whole grain waivers to schools. Finally, the rule provides schools the option to offer flavored 1% milk. Read SNA’s comments on the rule here.
SNA State Advocacy Resources
Working with your local legislators to pass sound school nutrition policy is a critical piece of the advocacy puzzle. SNA provides these reports summarizing state legislation, reimbursement rates, and nutrition mandates. Looking for more information on advocacy efforts happening in your area? Check out this list of School Nutrition Association state affiliate legislative chairs.
SNA President Addresses 2020 DGA Listening Session
School Nutrition Association President Lynn Harvey, EdD, RDN SNS, traveled to Washington, D.C. on November 28 to participate in USDA’s 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Listening Session. The event allowed SNA and other stakeholders to share insight on the Dietary Guideline’s implementation and impact prior to the launch of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) nomination process.
S.B 2064 Introduced to Expand Fruit and Vegetable Program
On November 2, 2017 Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced S. 2064, or the Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act of 2017. This bill would include canned, dried, frozen, and pureed fruits and vegetables in the fresh fruit and vegetable program.
Your End of the Year Advocacy Update!
Now is the perfect time to for SNA to recap all the school nutrition advocacy action since your Mid-Year Advocacy Update. This was a busy year for the Association as we fought for funding and worked to influence school nutrition policies that are implemented across the country. Read about it in your End of the Year Advocacy Update.