School nutrition is at a critical crossroads. It seems we’re all asking: What’s around the bend in terms of new trends and the implementation of pending new regulations? What does the ongoing scrutiny of school meals mean for our daily operations and how does our own personal wellness play into the positive promotion of the cafeteria? What unexpected detours await in the coming months that will bar the way to continued excellence?

You can start answering these questions at SNA’s 2012 Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC), where you will tap into the ideas and insights of your school nutrition colleagues and top industry representatives. “Create Your Roadmap for Change” is not only this year’s theme, it’s a call to act. If you are to continue driving your operation or business like the well-oiled machine that it is, and guide it through the most complex challenges on the road today, you must learn to steer change so that it works for you instead of against you. The educational sessions and networking opportunities at CNIC will do just that—they will leave you with a clear sense of direction and guide your way forward.

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Highlights will include inspiring keynote speakers and presentations from experts who will address such topics as kid-consumer trends, meal patterns and the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The Innovation Station sessions will introduce you to recently released or in-development products and services, while allowing industry partners valuable “face” time with key decision-makers. Of course, the core of the CNIC experience is the professional rejuvenation gained by connecting with peers who share your passion and are seeking solutions to the same everyday bumps in the road.

As a bonus, all this will take place in Orlando, Fla., the perfect mid-winter escape destination. Whether you unleash your inner kid at world-famous theme parks or challenge yourself on championship golf courses, there’s plenty to do to help you recharge your batteries.

So, what are you waiting for?! Register today, set your GPS and join us for CNIC 2012!