January 4, 2012 – Can you believe it? The start of another New Year is upon us once again! And that can only mean one thing: SNA’s Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) is nearly here! There is no better way to mark the start of 2012 than by packing your bags, grabbing that plane ticket or setting that GPS, and heading out the door for a conference that will fuel your mind and body for the year ahead. This year’s theme, “Create Your Roadmap for Change,” will be the backdrop for three powerful days of learning that will help you navigate your school meals operation or business through the challenges, changes and opportunities of the coming year.
CNIC is being held January 15-17, 2012, at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort in Orlando, Fla. If you haven’t yet registered but would still like to attend—it’s not too late! Simply fill out the onsite registration form and turn it in at the CNIC Registration desk when you arrive. There, SNA staff will set you up with an official conference badge and program to take part in the entire conference.
If you’re already registered and starting to pack for your time in the Sunshine State, you’ll want to be sure to pack your athletic clothing and shoes so you can take part in the many wellness activities planned throughout the conference. Each morning during CNIC, you will have the opportunity to take part in the Wake Up & Walk activity, a brisk morning walk around the ChampionsGate grounds that’ll allow you to keep up with your exercise regime and ready your mind for the day’s learning.
Also, on Monday, January 16, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in the Image of Us Wellness Event, a follow-up activity to a session led by fitness enthusiasts Gary Vonck and Kim Schwabenbauer, who will stay on hand to lead groups through a non-competitive 1 mile run/walk or 3 mile run/walk. You can also choose to join the Omni’s fitness instructor for a relaxing session of Tai Chi. Be sure to mention and sign up for your preferred activity when you check in at Registration!
With so many learning and wellness opportunities at CNIC 2012, you’ll return home energized to make the most of 2012 both personally and professionally! For more details about CNIC, including speakers, events and more, click here. See you in Orlando!
CNIC Onsite Registration Form
January 3, 2012—Fuel Up to Play 60 is now accepting applications for its nationwide funding initiative for K-12 schools enrolled in the in-school wellness program. The funding initiative provides money to help schools jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Any U.S. school can enroll in the free program and thus be eligible to apply for up to $4,000 to help increase awareness of and access to nutrient-rich foods and physical activity opportunities for students.
The funds can be used for a variety of different program-related activities, such as student engagement and motivation, in-school promotions, family engagement, tracking and measurement and overall Fuel Up to Play 60 program implementation.
The next application deadline is February 1, 2012.
More information about Fuel Up to Play 60 and the funding initiative can be found at http://school.fueluptoplay60.com/funds/funds_for_futp60.php.
Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program, was launched by National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program, implemented in more than 70,000 schools across the nation, encourages students to eat healthy, be active and implement long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools.
Funding Opportunities for Fuel Up to Play 60
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