ANC 2016 Pre-Conference Sessions


SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC), July 10–13 in San Antonio, Texas, will be jam-packed with educational offerings, special events and networking opportunities to collaborate with school nutrition professionals from across the nation. Why not kick-start your professional development by attending a pre-conference session on Saturday, July 9?

ANC’s pre-conference sessions are a great way to stay ahead of the curve by gaining access to information you won’t find anywhere else. Choose from eleven pre-conference sessions on a variety of subjects and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward USDA Professional Standards or Key Area Hours while you learn. Take a look at what we have planned for you.

  • FREE BONUS SESSION! Nutrition 101– School nutrition employees and managers are invited to attend this FREE training from the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN). Gain a basic overview of nutrition and the importance it plays in your life and lives of your students.
  • FREE BONUS SESSION! Food Safety in Schools (en Español!) – This FREE course from ICN, taught in Spanish, is worthwhile for managers and employees on the front lines, providing them with the necessary knowledge for ensuring safe and proper food-handling, receiving, preparation, storage and employee-hygiene procedures.
  • Training Your Palate: Discover the Power of Flavor at the Culinary Institute of America -- This engaging pre-conference session will be conducted at the spectacular Culinary Institute of America (CIA) San Antonio Campus and led by two CIA alumni with expertise in the area of school nutrition. Join us for tastings, recipe demos and hands on activities!
  • What’s Shaking in Your School’s Kitchen? Boost Flavor with Less Sodium -- It IS possible to lower sodium while keeping tasty foods on the menu! Hear from districts that are successfully implementing Sodium Target 1 (and 2!)
  • Develop a Wellness Policy That Works – Join us for hands-on, skill-building activities to develop strong wellness policy goals and objectives, develop an evaluation plan, measure and report on LWP implementation.
  • BEGINNER @SocialMedia #Bootcamp 4Marketing Success -- Savvy school nutrition professionals know that social media skills are essential for success in today’s electronic world. This hands-on session for social media beginners will focus on the basics. You’ll learn how to develop a professional online presence and have fun learning short cuts to social media success.
  • ADVANCED @SocialMedia #Bootcamp 4Marketing Success -- Designed for districts with established #SocialMedia, this workshop is for those who want to optimize customer interaction and maximize program participation.
  • Become a Confident Presentation Pro! -- From mastering visual presentation materials to perfecting your public persona in front of a group, this session will offer the most effective ways to get your message across in the most compelling manner, to any audience.
  • Supervisory Skill Development for Managers -- This highly interactive workshop is back by popular demand and focuses on discovering the inner leader in YOU! From understanding your communication style and the traits of others, you will identify workload organization and practice task delegation.
  • State Agency Pre-Con: Procurement Tools and Foodservice Contracts -- The procurement of goods and services is a significant responsibility of school food authorities (SFAs) that has a major impact on the financial stability of the SFA’s nonprofit school foodservice account. This pre-conference session, exclusively for state agency directors and their staff, will delve into the many challenges and obstacles associated with the procurement process.
  • Industry Pre-Con: Let’s Talk: “RealTime” with Industry and USDA Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) -- Industry representatives: Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with USDA officials to gain an in-depth understanding of the CNP nutrition meal requirements and other USDA initiatives that will help build stronger communication.

For additional details; including full course descriptions and target audience information, click here. Visit to register today and take advantage of the best savings. The early bird rate expires May 6, 2016. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

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