Special Sessions & Events

SNA's 2017 Legislative Action Conference (LAC) Keynote Speaker Jon Meacham

Keynote Speaker

The keynote address will be held on Sunday, April 2, where attendees will be introduced to Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner and contributing editor at TIME, Jon Meacham. As one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals, and a regular guest on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he is known as a skilled storyteller with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs

Meacham’s latest Presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list in November 2015. Additional bestsellers include: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Franklin and Winston, American Gospel and American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

Currently Executive Vice President and Executive Editor at Random House Publishing Group, Meacham served as Newsweek’s managing editor from 1998 to 2006 and its editor from 2006 to 2010. The New York Times called him “one of the most influential editors in the news magazine business.” Now a contributing editor at TIME, he writes for its Ideas section. He has appeared on Meet the Press, The Colbert Report and Ken Burns’ documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

SNF Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

Attend the School Nutrition Foundation's 2017 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

Join the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) and your friends and colleagues for an evening of celebration on Monday, April 3, as we honor the extraordinary commitment of five School Nutrition Heroes. The Celebration, now in its 4th year, spotlights individuals who go far above and beyond to serve their communities.

This event is an opportunity to applaud the honorees, while also supporting the Foundation’s efforts to provide scholarships for SNA members to pursue their educational goals. Taking place in the J.W. Marriott’s Grand Ballroom, Celebration attendees will delight in a wonderful dinner experience and inspiring stories of heroes.

A separate ticket is required for this event (not included in LAC registration). For more information on how you can be a part of the celebration, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SNHeroesCelebration

Day on Capitol Hill

Bring your expertise, your passion and your stories to Washington, D.C., and take advantage of this annual opportunity to get your message across to your state’s Congressional delegation. Tuesday, April 4 is reserved for visiting U.S. Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill. If you plan to attend LAC, contact your legislators’ offices now to schedule appointments for this day.

SNA's School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Program

SNS Credentialing Exam 

The School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Exam will be administered at LAC. Registration, approval and payment of fees must have been completed prior to LAC and cannot be made onsite.
Attendees sitting for the exam should check in by 7:30 am.

Fees: Members: $225; Non-members: $325
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2017

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