Secure a Booth in SNA’s 2018 Virtual Expo!
SNA’s second Virtual Expo will launch February 6, 2018. Reach school nutrition decision makers during the bid planning period with information about your latest products. This opportunity is reserved for companies exhibiting at ANC18. Booths are available on a first come first served basis and limited to 60 spaces. Contact SNA Business Development Manager Nicolette Daleske at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 877-8822, ext. 173 to reserve your space.
5th Anniversary of the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes
On Monday, March 5, 2018, the School Nutrition Foundation’s (SNF) Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will notably commemorate its fifth year of recognizing extraordinary women and men in the school nutrition profession who make a difference in their communities. The event, which will be held during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC), will feature some new and exciting elements. You will want to sponsor this exclusive fundraising event for the Foundation in this special year! For information on sponsorships for 2018, contact SNF Executive Director Jane Balek at email@example.com or (301) 686-3081.
Keep Us in the Loop About Your This & That!
Did you know that School Nutrition’s monthly “This & That” department includes details about new K-12 school foodservice products and services? Keep SN magazine on your media list, so we receive press releases about your latest and greatest, and you just may see it mentioned in a future issue. Check that your public relations list is updated with the correct contact information: New Products Editor, School Nutrition, 120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300, National Harbor, MD 20745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNIC 2018 New Orleans: Only 8 Tabletop Displays Still Available…and Going Fast
You don’t want to miss out on your opportunity to participate in the Tabletop Displays at next year’s School Nutrition Industry Conference 2018 (January 21-23, 2018) at the Marriott New Orleans. The conference theme is "Solving Your School Nutrition Puzzle."
Tabletop Displays: Be one of fifty (50) Tabletop Displays at the Networking Luncheon on Monday, January 22. Participating organizations will have an opportunity to showcase their product, meet with directors, obtain feedback about their product or service and generate quality leads! First, enjoy your lunch with your peers and then network with your future customers at your company’s exhibit. Each company will have a six (6 ft.) table with two chairs where you can display literature and/or pre-packaged items relating to your new product or service. No cooked food items can be showcased during this time-period. SNA is providing food and beverages for the luncheon. Participation in this event will allow you to reach all the directors attending the conference.
Tabletop Display Tables will be sold on a first come, first served basis. So, act fast, only 8 Display Tables are available! The cost to reserve a Tabletop Display is $2,250; Tabletop Display Application . For more information, please contact SNA’s Exhibits Sales Manager Crystal Harper-Pierre at (800) 877-8822, ext. 140, or email@example.com.
Annual National Conference Reminders
ANC2018 Las Vegas Exhibit Hall Sign-up: 20 More Booths Added to the Exhibit Floor!
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 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!
Legislative & Regulatory Update
SNA’s 2017 School Nutrition Trends Report
SNA released its 2017 School Nutrition Trends Report, a summary of findings from a survey conducted with SNA members. The report contains information on menu trends related to student customization, flavor trends and clean label ingredients. 60% of responding districts are offering new menu items that feature international flavors, 56% report serving cleaner label choices, and over half offer made-to-order or self-serve entrée bars.
Federal Bill Allowing Low-Fat Flavored Milk in Schools
U.S. Representatives G.T. Thompson (R-PA) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced The School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017 on October 24. H.R. 4101 would allow low-fat flavored milk in school meal programs without the need to apply for a waiver.
SNA and ACDA Support Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) and the American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) teamed up to send a letter of joint support for H.R. 3738, or the Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017. The bill was introduced by Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) and provides an additional 6 cents in commodity support for the School Breakfast Program (SBP).
Censky and McKinney Confirmed by the Senate
On the evening of Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the Senate confirmed Stephen Censky and Ted McKinney for their top positions in the USDA. Censky is now USDA deputy secretary and Ted McKinney becomes the first undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, a newly created position.