Keynote Speakers Mark and Scott Kelly Deliver the Right Stuff to ANC
Go where no school nutrition professional has gone before when you attend the ANC General Session and hear keynote speakers, NASA Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly.
Student Competition Leads the Way to Providing Healthy and Tasty School Meals
Healthy Schools Campaign’s Cooking up Change challenges teams of student chefs to come up with a meal that meets USDA requirements and also tastes good. Read More
JCN&M Study Investigates Benefits and Barriers to Implementation of School Gardens
While school gardens are shown to improve a student’s dietary behavior, a study in The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management finds many schools wanting to start one are lacking supplies and funding. Read More
Registration & Badge Pick-Up
SNA will have a satellite registration desk set up in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis. This registration desk is intended for those who just need to pick up their badge and materials. Any more complicated requests, changes to registration, or the ability to register onsite will need to be done at the registration area at the Georgia World Congress Center. Read More
ANC 2017 Mobile App
Download the “ANC on the Go” app on your mobile device and have all the conference materials in the palm of your hand; including customizing your education sessions by using the online filters to sort by date, key area, member type and topic. The app is available via the Apple app store, Google Play or access it on your desktop at anc2017.pathable.com. Search for ANC on the Go and be sure to select the 2017 version. Late-breaking conference additions and/or changes will be updated in real-time directly to the app. Interested in making the most out of these tools? Check out our recent webinar to get the inside scoop. Read More
Professional Standards Training Requirements
Did you know that if you select your sessions carefully, you can meet ALL your USDA Professional Standards Training requirements at ANC 2017? Of course, your training will also count toward SNA’s certificate program and credentialing renewal. This tracking tool will help you to track and monitor all of your training. A hard copy of the tracking tool will also be available onsite at the Member Services and Professional Development booth. Read More
Things to Do in Atlanta
When not in sessions or exploring the Exhibit Hall, there are tons of fun things to do in Atlanta. Do not forget about the Night Out at Ponce City Market on Tuesday evening. SNA will be providing complimentary shuttles to and from Ponce City Market starting at 5:30 pm, departing from the Marriott Marquis; the last shuttle will depart from PCM at 9:30 pm. Shuttle tickets are required to ride the bus and are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please visit the shuttle desk in the Georgia World Congress Center during shuttle hours to receive a ticket with an assigned shuttle departure time. Read More
|If you’re feeling more daring while attending ANC 2017, SkyView Atlanta might be your scene! The top of this Ferris wheel reaches more than 20 stories off the ground and is located in famed Centennial Olympic Park.
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Getting Around Atlanta
There are several options from and to the Atlanta International Airport: taxis, ubers, subway service (MARTA), onsite shuttle companies and limos, rental cars and ADA/Medical transportation. Shuttle buses will be available to transport attendees to the Georgia World Congress Center starting on Saturday, July 8. The shuttle schedule and additional information can be found in the ANC Program Guide. Please refer to the sign in your hotel lobby for changes and additional information. Read More
NEW: Pop-Up Sessions
Be on the lookout for Pop-Up Sessions—surprise education sessions we are adding to the mix that feature some of the most in-demand topics and speakers. Be sure to check the “ANC on the Go” app for the pop-up sessions. Read More
Stay Connected with SNA
Be sure to stay connected with SNA and share your favorite conference moments with us on SNA’s Facebook page and @SchoolLunch on Twitter (use the hashtag #ANC17). Also, check out the SNA Flickr page after the conference to see a photo journal of all the fun! Read More
SNA Launches the Allergy Resource Center for School Nutrition Professionals
Food allergies are on the rise, especially among children. Check out our new resources for creating a safer and more socially comfortable environment for students with food allergies. Read More
School Nutrition Equipment Funding Considered in FY2018 House Appropriations
On Wednesday, June 28, the U.S. House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee marked up its FY 2018 Appropriations bill. Agriculture Appropriations bills are the primary funding source for school nutrition programs.
Video: First Senate FY2018 Appropriations Agriculture Hearing
Check out a video of remarks made by Senator John Hoeven and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about school meal programs at the first FY2018 Senate Appropriations Agriculture hearing.
Top 10 Ways to Involve Students in Your School Nutrition Program
Refresh your efforts to engage students and increase participation with SNA’s latest resources designed to help you open the lines of communication with students and help you market your program. Read More
National Farm to School Network Webinar
Join the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) on Thursday, July 6, 2017, 2:00 pm ET, for the webinar, “Trending Topics in Farm to School: Farm to School Partnerships with Your SNA.” Learn about how four states are partnering with their SNA state affiliate to expand farm to school efforts. This webinar is part of NFSN’s new monthly webinar series, Trending Topics in Farm to School, which will be held the first Thursday of every month.
SNA Webinars On-Demand
SN Express will not be published on July 12. You will receive your next issue on July 19.
July 6, 2017
“What’s Ruby Reading?” Online Submission Deadline
July 9-12, 2017
Annual National Conference
October 9-13, 2017
National School Lunch Week
November 8-9, 2017
Fall Industry Boot Camp
January 21-23, 2018
School Nutrition Industry Conference
March 4-6, 2018
Legislative Action Conference
What’s Ruby Reading Contest
If you haven’t yet cracked open your copy of the June/July issue of School Nutrition, now’s the time to get reading. Within the pages of this special double issue is a favorite contest among SN’s readers, What’s Ruby Reading? The deadline to submit your online entry is July 6. If you plan to attend ANC 2017, you can drop off your entry form at the School Nutrition booth in the Exhibit Hall.
St. Ansgar Revamps School Lunch Policy, Mitchell County Press News
Healthy Schools Campaign Concludes Cooking Up Change as Student Chefs Engage Lawmakers in D.C., Huffington Post
School Food Chief May Have to Serve Two Districts, The Herald
With No School in Session, Groups Seek to Ensure No Children Go Hungry, Daily Herald
Conference Focuses on School Nutrition, WEAU-13 News (Wisc.)