Industry Education Sessions
Whether you are new to school nutrition or have years of experience providing product or service solutions to this unique foodservice segment, Industry Education Sessions are designed to give you an insider’s glimpse into today’s school meal programs.
Do not miss these highly focused sessions covering research, the latest trends and other relevant information that will have you heading home better informed and armed with information to grow your business and reach customers in the K-12 market.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Share Your Ideas with SNA’s Procurement Task Force
Speakers: Becky Domokos-Bays, PhD, RD, SNS, Supervisor, School Nutrition Services, Loudoun County Public Schools; Patricia Montague, CAE, CEO, School Nutrition Association; and members of the SNA Procurement Task Force
School foodservice procurement is a complex and important process. Improved forecasting, streamlined bids and new resources are needed. Meet members of SNA’s Procurement Task Force to learn about their goals and share your ideas for enhancements to the school nutrition procurement process.
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2:15 PM–3:15 PM
Foodservice Transformation: Trends Shaping the Industry Through 2020
Speaker: Joe Pawlak, Senior Vice President, Technomic Inc.
Learn about the transformative changes the foodservice industry will experience in the next five years, driven by both industry structure and consumer trends. Issues related to costs, changing consumer tastes and demands, value dimensions, technology initiatives and health and nutrition will all be discussed in regards to how foodservice will be impacted.