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Complimentary Full Press Registration Now Available for School Nutrition Association 2006 Annual National Conference

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (703) 739-3900
Erik Peterson ext. 124

epeterson@schoolnutrition.org

Complimentary Full Press Registration Now Available for School Nutrition Association 2006 Annual National Conference

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 8, 2006) – After 60 years, come see how much school lunch has improved. School lunch today is all about nutritious foods and beverages, local school wellness policies and school food safety. Join thousands of school nutrition professionals as they tackle the challenging issues in child nutrition in Los Angeles, California, at the School Nutrition Association’s 60th Annual National Conference, July 16-19, 2006. Complimentary press registration is now available to attend the Annual National Conference (ANC) the world’s largest gathering of child nutrition professionals. The conference includes over 85 accredited educational breakout sessions, and the largest exhibit hall in the school foodservice industry, featuring over 830 exhibit booths. The pre-registration deadline for press is June 30, 2006. ANC 2006 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

ANC 2006 provides members of the media an opportunity to take the pulse of the nation’s school nutrition programs:

  • Thousands of child nutrition professionals will participate in quality education sessions on the commodity program, leadership skills, managing resources, marketing, safety and security and wellness.
  • The largest exhibit hall in the school foodservice industry will include all of the major suppliers of food, equipment and software/hardware technology for school nutrition programs. Exhibitors will be featuring innovative products that contribute to healthy school meal programs. Cameras and interviews permitted in the hall with permission.
  • Kick-off of “Vote for School Lunch” – the campaign to drive awareness of healthy school meals and get kids to elect the nation's favorite school lunch!
  • General session speakers include Dr. Bob Arnot, Amanda Gore, Jackie Pflug and Jeff Dunham. National awards of excellence in school nutrition will be presented.
  • The Global Child Nutrition Forum (July 13 – 16, 2005) features school feeding experts from over 12 countries discussing global child nutrition programs. On July 18, 2006, the Global Child Nutrition Foundation will be launched.

Contact Erik Peterson for information on scheduling interviews with SNA leaders and for press registration: 703-739-3900 ext. 124.

SNA, (http://www.schoolnutrition.org) the School Nutrition Association, is a national, non-profit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. The Association and its members are dedicated to feeding children safe and nutritious meals. Founded in 1946, SNA is the only association devoted exclusively to protecting and enhancing children’s health and well being through school meals and sound nutrition education.

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