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SNA Welcomes New School Nutrition Directors to ANC 2012

Are you a new school nutrition director (director three years or less) attending SNA's 2012 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Denver? Or do you know a new director who is planning to attend?

Then sign up here to attend a special education session designed for new directors. By signing up, you will also be able to connect with other new directors attending ANC and meet seasoned directors too. In addition, there is a New School Nutrition Directors Reception this year (for new directors only) on Sunday, July 15, from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm, that you are invited to. Sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservice.

The special "What Have I Gotten Myself Into?” education session will arm you with the knowledge, tips and techniques essential to running a successful school meals program. Through a unique problem-solving exercise, participants will share and discuss some of the opportunity-building aspects of their work and determine how best to tackle issues. So sign up and bring your questions to this lively discussion!

Here are a few other sessions that should be on your must-attend list if you are a new director:

Sunday, July 15

Nutrition Track - Menuing to Meet the New Meal Patterns
Administration Track - USDA Foods 101 and Earning and Keeping Your Six Cents

Monday, July 16

Operations Track - The Big Eight Food Allergens: Do You Know How to Avoid an Allergic Emergency? and Food Safety Risk, Response and Resources: A School Foodservice Action Guide
Communications and Marketing Track - How to Pack a Lunch Room
Operations Track - Competitive Foods: USDA Listening Session

Tuesday, July 17

Administration Track - Take Your Career to the Next Level with SNA Certification; Professional Standards for School Nutrition and Strategies to Bring Negative Balances Back to Black 

Wednesday, July 18

Communications and Marketing Track - Building Lasting Relationships within Your Community and Take Your Marketing Efforts to a New Level
Administration Track - Prime Procurement Practices and No Time to Train? Problem Solved!

At ANC, you not only learn from the education sessions; you also learn from other attendees! Special director-only networking opportunities include:

  • District Director and Major City Director lounges;
  • special, directors-only Exhibit Hall time on Tuesday morning; and
  • the annual District Director/Supervisor and Major City Director/Supervisor Section Meetings on Wednesday afternoon.

We hope to see all you new directors out there in Denver to Explore New Horizons and enjoy a memorable four days of informative and inspiring sessions, countless exhibits and unmatched networking opportunities!