Become a Sponsor at SNA's Legislative Action Conference
Now is the time to contact SNA to increase your visibility at its Legislative Action Conference (LAC) and help build brand familiarity with potential clients. We still have one spot left for a Room Drop and we are still accepting contributions to Gem Club. For sponsorship opportunities, please see our 2018 Sponsorship Brochure. For more information, please contact SNA Business Development Associate Nicolette Daleske at firstname.lastname@example.org or SNA Exhibit Sales Manager Crystal Harper-Pierre at email@example.com.
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.
2018 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes Sponsorship Opportunity Available
The 2018 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. during SNA's Legislative Action Conference. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 877-8822, ext. 125.
School Nutritionā€¦Your Ad Can Be DigiMag-nificent!
Did you know that SNA's flagship publication, School Nutrition (SN) magazine, is available in a digital format? While SN readers continue to turn to the printed edition as their preferred method of learning about innovative products and services, the digital edition offers another option for busy school nutrition professionals to receive the magazine's valuable content—and an additional no cost avenue for your advertising messages. To view January's SN DigiMag, click here. For information about advertising in School Nutrition, click here.
Sign Up for Webinar Wednesdays!
Upcoming Webinars: The Power of Protein
2:00 pm EST on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Power up your school nutrition program with protein based foods, like E-G-G-S. The high-quality protein in eggs will keep your students feeling satisfied and focused throughout the school day. This webinar covers the latest in egg nutrition research, foodservice trends, success stories from real egg-cellent school meals, and marketing material to attract your students, staff and parents to the protein power of eggs ā€“ for breakfast, lunch, snack and supper.
Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNACEU, or 1 CPEU for RDs/DTRs.
Annual National Conference Reminders
ANC2018 Las Vegas Exhibit Hall Sign-up: Only Fifteen (15) 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 Crystal Harper-Pierre at (800) 877-8822, ext. 140 or email@example.com, to reserve your booth space. Crystal looks forward to hearing from you!
Time to Submit Your Program Description for ANC
The official ANC Program Guide includes all session and event information, as well as an in-depth buyers’ guide section. It is a valuable onsite tool and future reference guide for attendees. Submit your company description by February 28, 2018 by using the online form.
Highlights of ANC -- Culinary Demonstrations: New Format!
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 of $3,500 each. You must be exhibiting at ANC18 to present a demo.
Do You Know How to Increase Your Priority Points
Priority points are earned from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018, and are compiled based on the following criteria.
Remember that these points will determine your scheduled appointment for exhibitor sign-up for ANC 2019 in St. Louis. Contact the following SNA Centers at (301) 686-3100 to show your support and to increase your points.
- Meetings (exhibits/booths) at ext. 140
- Business Development (membership & sponsorship) at ext. 173
- Communications (advertising) at ext. 117
- School Nutrition Foundation (sponsorship) at ext. 125
Legislative & Regulatory Update
Register for LAC 2018!
SNA's 2018 Legislative Action Conference is being held March 4-6 at the J.W. Marriot Hotel in Washington, D.C. Register today to learn the latest in child nutrition policy and regulation, hear our two keynote speakers, pollsters Frank Luntz and Peter Hart, and make sure your voice is heard on Capitol Hill!
SNA Holds Inaugural Block Grant Task Force Meeting
In light of the political climate, and because of the 2018 Position Paper Survey results, SNA felt it was an especially salient time to hold a Block Grant Task Force Meeting. The meeting was held on December 5 and 6, and the task force was made up of SNA members from across the country, representing all district sizes and regions. During the meeting, the results of the 2018 Position Paper Survey, particularly the questions surrounding block grants, were analyzed and the group worked to identify the impact that block grants would have on school nutrition programs. SNA’s 2018 Block Grant Campaign will be announced early in the new year.