Dear Boss: Send me to ANC 2014 in Boston!


April 7, 2014 - Your district, like many others, is likely looking for ways to reduce costs and to ensure that the money it spends to meet students’ needs goes as far as possible. But professional development is important, too, and this year’s Annual National Conference (ANC) in Boston is designed to connect you to the skills, strategies and solutions you need to energize your program, entice your students and enhance your career.

So, why not ask your supervisor to send you to ANC to ensure that you’ll gain valuable ideas and suggestions to bring back to your district? Education sessions focus on four key areas: operations, nutrition (nutrition education and physical activity), administration and marketing and communications, with sessions on hot topics, such as the new breakfast guidelines, sodium targets, new meal pattern updates, competitive foods guidelines and professional standards, and will provide you with cost-effective essential training and knowledge that can be used back home. Attendance to ANC offers continuing education units and key area hours that count toward certification and moving up a level.

Use this sample letter to let your supervisor know how important it is that you attend ANC Boston. As school nutrition professionals work together to provide healthy yet affordable meal options for all students, and as school meals face scrutiny from those who do not understand the full scope of the school nutrition profession, training and professional development remain as important as ever. Feel free to tailor the information as suggested to your and your district’s own needs.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

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