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Preparing for ANC 2013: Wellness Village

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May 15, 2013 – If you think the Annual National Conference (ANC) is all “go, go, go!” with no time to relax, you’d be mistaken. With all that’s on the schedule for ANC in Kansas City, Mo., you won’t have a minute to be bored – but that doesn’t mean you need to feel stressed or overwhelmed!

If you need to take a break from the excitement of the Exhibit Hall or rest your mind after an education session, pick up information on how to live a healthier life at the Wellness Village. This is the place to slow down and think about your mental and physical health. The Massage Corporation will be on hand to soothe your sore muscles, while the Tanita Corporation (Just added to the roster of companies!) will showcase a bevy of tools to analyze body composition.

Once you’re armed with that information, check in with the American Heart Association. Their representatives can not only speak about the importance of blood pressure, cholesterol and weight issues in your personal life, but also about what’s available for school programs. When you’re finished there, move on to the American Red Cross to learn more about CPR and First Aid classes and certifications. Finish up your visit to the village by speaking with representatives from Forrest T. Jones & Company, this year’s Wellness Village sponsor. If you’re in the market for a new insurance plan – whether it’s health, disability, auto or homeowner – the representatives can help you find a plan that suits your needs.

The Wellness Village opens on Monday, July 15, as part of the Exhibit Hall at ANC. For more information about the conference or to register, visit

Monday, July 15 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16 8:30 am–11:30 am*
Tuesday, July 16 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Wednesday, July 17 10:15 am–1:15 pm

*Special Exhibit Hall time for directors only. You must register as a director member in order to participate. Each director may be accompanied by one employee from the same district, but they must enter at the same time.

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2013 ANC Sweepstakes Winners Headed to the Heart of the Nation

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May 14, 2013 – Three lucky SNA members won complimentary registrations to attend SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) in Kansas City, Mo. The winners are:

  • Sharon Stucki, Director, Washington School District, UT
  • Joni Nienas, Cook’s Helper, Los Lunas Schools, NM
  • Connie Green, Manager, Warren County Schools, KY

These members were picked as winners in the 2013 ANC sweepstakes. The sweepstakes asked SNA members to submit an online response to the question, “Why Do You ♥ School Nutrition?” Members that responded by April 30 were automatically entered into a random prize drawing to win a free ANC conference registration.

SNA received a high volume of heartfelt, dynamic and passionate responses. Members detailed their love of impacting childrens’ lives, serving healthy recipes, creating lifelong friendships with coworkers, and much more.

For official sweepstakes rules, click here. ANC 2013 will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center from July 14-17, 2013. To learn more about ANC and register online, visit

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