General Information

Planning Your Evening and Local Visits
When planning your visit to the nation’s capital, it’s always best to plan ahead. Call the JW Marriott Concierge Desk at (202) 393-2000 for information on Washington, D.C.’s attractions. Interactive maps of the city can be found at

Confirmations and Onsite Registration
All individuals registering for LAC 2011 before February 18, 2011, will receive confirmation via e-mail or mail upon processing. Plan to pick up your final program, badge and other materials at the SNA Registration Desk in the hotel. Onsite registrations also will be accepted at the prevailing rates.

Continuting Education Units (CEUs)
It's now even easier to maintain your certification! If you are a current member of SNA, we will automatically update your CEU record with your paid registration and attendance at LAC 2011. You will receive the pre-approved amount of 15 CEUs. This includes general and breakout sessions. The 15 CEUs do not include the Pre-Conference session.

Business attire is appropriate for LAC. You should bring appropriate professional attire and dressy, yet comfortable, shoes for your day on Capitol Hill and the LAC Banquet that follows. Cocktail attire is recommended for Monday’s GCNF Gala. Washington weather at this time of year can be unpredictable, so be sure to pack for possible chilly or rainy conditions. For current weather forecasts, check

SNA Legislative Issue Paper
SNA’s 2011 Legislative Issue Paper is now available for download online from SNA's Legislative Action Center, and will also be available onsite at LAC. If you need a District or School Profile Sheet to complete and bring with you for your visits on Capitol Hill, please call (800) 877-8822, and ask the SNA Service Center to fax one to you.

SNA Emporium
If you would like to purchase a memento from LAC 2011, the SNA Emporium will have a display and a limited amount of merchandise available for sale. Visit for Congressional gift rules. For Emporium hours during LAC, see the conference agenda. If you have specific questions regarding Emporium merchandise, call SNA at (800) 877-8822.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference herein or during the conference to any products, services or expressed ideas does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by the School Nutrition Association.

Antitrust Policy Statement
It is the policy of the School Nutrition Association and it is the responsibility of every Association member and participating school food industry organization to comply in all respects with federal and state antitrust laws. No activity or discussion at any Association meeting or other function may be engaged in for the purpose of bringing about any understanding or agreement among members that may violate or appear to violate the antitrust laws, including but not limited to raise, lower or stabilize prices; to regulate production; to allocate markets; to encourage boycotts; to foster unfair trade practices; to assist monopolization; or to in any way violate federal or state antitrust laws. Any questions regarding the meaning or applicability of this policy, as well as any concerns regarding activities or discussions at Association meetings, should be promptly brought to the attention of SNA.