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Nutritious Foods and Beverages Exhibited at ANC 2007
CHICAGO (July 17, 2007) – From freeze-dried soybean snacks and hummus dip to soy nut butter and low sodium, transfat free soup, over 365 companies displayed a wide variety of healthy food and beverage products as the largest exhibit floor in the school foodservice industry opened today at the School Nutrition Association’s 61st Annual National Conference in Chicago, Ill. With over 6,000 people in attendance at the Conference, school nutrition professionals from almost every state will sample and review the nutritious food and beverage offerings. Attendees are looking for food items as well as foodservice equipment and technology to aid in the delivery of affordable, high-quality school meals in their home school districts.
Among the healthy products exhibited, and expected to appear in lunchrooms this fall:
Attendees had a chance to visit “Produce Row,” an aisle of the 300,000 square foot exhibit floor dedicated to fruits and vegetables. Nearby was “Dairy Way” an aisle solely for dairy-based products. Nutrition education resources, point-of-sale software systems and programs, and kitchen and cafeteria equipment were also on display.
The SNA Annual National Conference, July 15-18, 2007 features over 6,000 child nutrition and school foodservice industry professionals participating in over 100 workshops, the school nutrition industry’s largest exhibit hall and guest speakers like former White House chef Walter Scheib.
SNA (http://www.schoolnutrition.org) 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.
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