SNIC 2016: Coming Soon...San Diego Style!


One thing you can say about school nutrition: It’s never boring! With advocacy priorities always on the agenda, the need to make adjustments to regulatory requirements on a continual basis and ever-changing technologies affecting every aspect of operations, school nutrition operators and industry partners need every advantage they can find just to keep up. One of those insider advantages is SNA’s annual School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC), to be held January 17-19, 2016 at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

The conference theme, “Building Practical Solutions for School Nutrition,” will highlight the cooperation of school nutrition professionals and their industry partners to create a healthy and positive environment for the students that they serve year-round.

Highlights of SNIC 2016 include:

  • A bonus session for those who want to join a day early. This dynamic session is a great way to kick-off your learning and networking journey and will present a program on Ethics in a thought provoking way that will focus on education, communication and leading by example.
  • Interactive team-building, moderated panel discussions and solutions seeking activities that will center on some of the hot topics impacting operators and industry members and providing them with practical solutions and professional tips that will impact their daily interactions.
  • Insights in to how our multi-generational workforce can better work together and move forward with exciting, new opportunities in school nutrition.
  • Small group educational sessions focusing on some of the hottest topics impacting the profession and industry such as procurement ethics, cost-effective mobile solutions, social media and administrative review preparation.
  • Small group Industry education sessions designed specifically for industry attendees who are looking for the most relevant and up-to-date information on the workings of our school nutrition operations.
  • Networking opportunities among colleagues, industry representatives and district leaders through receptions, small group educational sessions and networking lunches.
  • NEW Innovative Solution Sessions that encourage face-to-face discussions with industry representatives and operators to exchange ideas, concerns, and solutions to everyday issues in the cafeteria. Introducing operators to the most innovative products on the market will provide invaluable information that will allow for enhanced success in the school lunchrooms.
  • And finally, looking to the future with a guided discussion on the impact of predicted behavioral and environmental trends, innovations, and practices on the school nutrition professional and the profession in general.

SNIC 2016 has something for everyone! This conference will ensure that you leave sunny San Diego with a toolbox of tips, tricks and skills that will enhance your work and professional life well after this conference. Registration for SNIC will open in early October, so stay tuned for all the details. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us at the premier conference for school nutrition professionals and industry partners.

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