General Information

SNA 2016 Position Paper
SNA’s 2016 Position Paper will be available in late January 2016 at, as well as onsite at LAC. If you need a District or School Profile Sheet to complete and bring with you for your visits on Capitol Hill, call (800) 877-8822 and ask the SNA Service Center to fax one to you.

SNA Political Action Committee Booth
With your help, SNA’s Political Action Committee (SNA PAC) works to support, educate and thank Congressional members who are involved and passionate about SNA issues. Bring your questions and stop by the booth at LAC to learn more about how crucial your support is in helping to meet the PAC goals.  

LAC Cafeteria Site Visit Sweepstakes... Time is Running Out!
As SNA continues to promote school nutrition programs in the halls of Congress, we encourage our members to join us by inviting their Members of the U.S. Congress to tour your cafeterias. As an incentive, one randomly selected SNA Member will win a trip for two to LAC 2016! To enter the Cafeteria Site Visit Sweepstakes, simply invite your federal lawmakers to your school and provide proof of the visit or invitation (email, photos, video, news stories, etc.) to SNA by December 31, 2015. We will accept all invitations dated back to July 1, 2015. For more information, please contact SNA Government Affairs and Media Relations at (800) 877-8822.  

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
SNA CEUs are aligned with USDA Professional Standards’ required annual training. Attendees will earn CEUs for training sessions at LAC that count toward SNA’s Certificate Program, the SNS Credential renewal and USDA Professional Standards. An electronic training tracking grid will be available to help attendees track their training.  

Confirmations and Onsite Registration
All individuals registering for LAC 2016 before February 15, 2016, will receive confirmation via email 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.  

Business attire is appropriate for LAC. You should bring appropriate professional attire and dressy, yet comfortable, shoes for your day on Capitol Hill. Business attire is also recommended for Monday’s SNF Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes. 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  

Planning Your Evening and Local Visits
When planning your visit to the nation’s capital, it’s always best to plan ahead. Call the Marriott Marquis Concierge Desk at (202) 824-9200 for information on Washington, D.C.’s attractions. Interactive maps of the city can be found at       

Conference Photos
Attendance or participation in SNA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee for SNA's use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes taken during the conference.  

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

Antitrust Policy Statement
It is the policy of the SNA 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.

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