SNS Credentialing Exam

Earn SNA's School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credential

Earn SNA's School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credential
The latest SNS exam will be available at SNA’s School Nutrition Industry Conference on Saturday, January 20 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration, approval and payment must be made in advance and cannot be done on-site. Visit to register or email
Fees: Member $225; Non-member $325
Registration deadline: January 5, 2018

Welcome Reception – Pat O’s on the River

Join your friends and colleagues as we kick off SNIC18 at the legendary Pat O’s on the River, located on the third floor of the Jackson Brewery Millhouse, less than half a mile from the hotel. The alluring environment includes floor to ceiling windows overlooking the French Quarter and the majestic Mississippi. Step out onto the terraces and enjoy the evening air while sipping a Hurricane, a N’Awlins favorite. Mingle with friends and colleagues while sampling an array of New Orleans fare including creole crawfish cakes, chicken and sausage gumbo with rice and King Cake. The networking “piece of the puzzle” is an essential element of your complete SNIC experience.

STEPS Challenge Wellness Event

SNA's STEPS Challenge Personal Wellness Program

Sponsored by Jennie-O Turkey Store
SNIC is always an exciting and jam-packed few days of learning, networking and connecting. It might be hard to reserve a time to exercise, so be sure not to miss the STEPS Challenge Wellness Event on Sunday, January 21 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am with an awesome “Sunrise Stretch.”

Networking Lunch

No One Eats Alone™ at this networking lunch! We all know that the social dynamics of middle school, including social isolation, is a growing concern among parents, teachers and students. What you may not know is that you can easily be part of the solution. Enjoy lunch on Sunday, January 21 from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm with your peers while learning more about this important initiative to create inclusive cafeterias and address social isolation in middle schools across the country. No One Eats Alone™ teaches students how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day. Created and organized by students, find out how cafeterias can be the place where kids feel included, valued and accepted by their peers. For more information about No One Eats Alone™, visit

Networking Luncheon and Tabletop Displays

Take this opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues, reconnect with industry partners, and further discuss some of the helpful information you’ve learned over the past couple of days. A delicious buffet lunch will be available on Monday January 22 from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm. Be sure to visit all the Tabletop Displays placed around the perimeter of the room. Your industry partners are here to show you a variety of products, services, and the latest technology available to help you take your school nutrition program to the next level.

2018 FAME Awards at SNIC 2018

2018 FAME Awards & Dinner in the "Big Easy"

Sponsored by Basic American Foods, Schwan’s Food Service, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc.  
Big things are happening in the "Big Easy" this January! Let the good times roll as we celebrate the stars of school nutrition at the Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Awards ceremony. Join your fellow school nutrition professionals on Sunday, January 21, at the Roosevelt New Orleans, a short walk from the SNIC host hotel. Here, operators and industry come together to honor outstanding leaders in the school nutrition profession for their achievement, innovation, excellence, and service. The reception begins at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. A separate registration is required for this event. Seating is limited so please visit to request or purchase a ticket.
Location: The Roosevelt New Orleans, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112

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