Online Registration for LAC 2017 is Now Open!


Register for SNA's 2017 Legislative Action Conference (LAC)

With a new Administration and Congress taking a hard look at what programs to cut and where to make much needed investments, it is more important than ever to let our elected officials know the importance of child nutrition programs to the success of our students.

SNA’s annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC) is the essential advocacy tool to help you make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Taking place a little later than usual, April 2-4, 2017, at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C., LAC is the best place hear from top experts on the latest in child nutrition legislation and regulation and how to advocate for your programs.

Attending the LAC Pre-Conference Session, Breakout Sessions, General Sessions and Fireside Chat, will bring you up to speed on developments at USDA and help you to discover new ideas for your program. LAC’s Charge to the Hill puts the power of grassroots advocacy for school nutrition into your hands by giving you the chance to meet with your representatives and share your school nutrition stories. Plus, the LAC is great opportunity to network and collaborate with other operators.

“Attending the LAC in Washington, D.C., [in 2016] was an eye-opening experience for me,” said Patti Brandt, manager of food services at Eyestone Elementary School in Wellington, Colo. “There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of serving school meals. Learning just a small part of policy and procedure gave me a new appreciation for our director’s job.”

“It was a thrill also to meet other ‘lunch ladies’ who are passionate about not only feeding our nation’s kids healthy meals but doing it with love. We can make a difference in their lives. I came away energized and excited about my job.”

Online registration for LAC is now open. And to save money [which you can spend touring the city during Cherry Blossom Season] take advantage of our Early Bird Registration, which closes on February 24. Upon successful completion of your registration, you will receive confirmation with a specific link to obtain housing at the J. W. Marriot Washington. For more information, visit for details.

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