School nutrition is a multi-billion-dollar market full of opportunity to grow your business. But do you and your company know everything there is to know about navigating the complex twists and turns of this industry? Whether you’re new to school nutrition or have years of experience providing product or service solutions to this unique foodservice segment, the Industry Information Sessions at CNIC are designed to give you an insider’s glimpse into the nuts and bolts of today’s school meals programs. The CNIC 2012 lineup will feature the following five highly focused sessions:
Busting the Myths About Kids and Healthier Foods
Food companies are working diligently to create a range of healthier foods for kids, but while there are plenty of new product launches, there aren’t a lot of new product successes. Come join Laurie Klein, vice president of The Family Room, as she shares insight into whether or not inroads have been made to the childhood obesity issue, as well as how your company can successfully engage kids in its healthier new choices. Also, hear about the factors moms consider most when purchasing food for her kids.
Industry: Helping Directors Meet New Menu Challenges
Always a favorite, this roundtable discussion will feature some of SNA’s leading school nutrition directors. Learn about some of the major menu challenges they face, as well as the creative solutions they’ve developed to keep their budgets in the black and their programs on the road to ongoing success.
The Latest Updates on CN Labeling
You asked and we answered! Join John Lund of USDA’s Processed Products Division for this important update on the recent changes to the CN Labeling program, as well as inside scoop on the new FISIS online application website (a project in process).
Making Lunchrooms Smarter: New Research Insights for Industry
There are many ways to get students to eat healthier, including changing the convenience, the attractiveness and the ease with which food can be selected and eaten. Opportunities for industry to profitably make this happen are many. Come join Dr. Brian Wansink as he shares insights from the “Smarter Lunchroom” movement and how your company can think outside the lunchbox.
Trend Watch: The Opportunities & Challenges for the Food World
There are now new choices in food products focused on health and wellness that have changed the retail and foodservice landscape forever—and school lunch is leading the charge. In this one-of-a-kind presentation, Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert will share his findings on what savvy shoppers are looking for in their food and beverage choices today. Plus, as one of the world’s most respected consumer trends experts, Lempert will reveal the new the new opportunities that are on the horizon for the school nutrition marketplace.