SN Showcase 2015 School Nutrition Research & Best Practices ShowcaseThe 25th Annual School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase will take place during SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC) in Salt Lake City, July 13-14, 2015. The School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase will feature two types of posters: Best Practice Posters : These posters focus on best practices that school districts have recently implemented related to child nutrition. West Virginia Office of Child Nutrition Leads the Way for Partnerships with Scratch Cooking! School Nutrition Research Posters : These posters share findings from recent research on child and school nutrition.Awards will be given to one poster from each of the above categories. All posters and authors will be listed in the ANC program guide. The submission period for poster abstracts is now closed.To take a look at some of the posters featured in the 2014 School Nutrition Research & Best Practices Showcase, click here. Graduate students or faculty members participating in the School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase are eligible to apply for the Kathleen Stitt Award. This scholarship is used to help defray travel expenses incurred to attend ANC.Guidelines for Acceptance of Poster Proposals:Poster Review ProcessResearch and Best Practices poster proposals that proposals that were received for the 2015 School Nutrition Research & Best Practices Showcase will be reviewed by the SNA College Section and Research Committee before being accepted.Accepted posters will be presented at the School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase at ANC. Each poster must have at least one author at the conference.The abstracts from accepted research posters will be published in the Fall issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition and Management.Author contact information may be made public if an abstract is chosen for publication on SNA's website.Guidelines for Poster Displays:Poster presentations provide for informal visual and verbal exchanges between the poster author and ANC attendees. Poster displays must be set up prior to the start of the School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase on Monday, July 13, 2015. A poster author must be at the poster display from 12:00-2:00 pm on July 13, 2015 to answer questions and share information with conference attendees. Each poster will have a corkboard approximately 4ft. [height] by 8ft. [width] on which to mount a poster presentation. Note that the posters do not need to take up the whole 4 ft. by 8 ft. space. Each poster presenter is responsible for their own supplies, including thumbtacks. Do not write, paint or make marks on the corkboard. Posters should include the title, authors’ names and affiliation, as well as information about the best practice or research study (as outlined in the submitted poster proposal). All illustrations, graphs, etc. should be finished prior to your presentation. Visual aids should be legible from a distance of at least 3 feet. Graphics should be simple, colorful, well labeled and legible. No special equipment—such as an audiovisual projector—is permitted. The entire presentation must be attached to the cork board. Extra copies of the success story or research findings can be made available for distribution. Poster authors can also submit an electronic version of their poster to SNA to be posted on the conference website.Poster AwardsAwards will be presented based on the two categories: 1) research and 2) best practices in school nutrition. Poster displays will be judged on July 13, 2015 at the conference.For additional information or questions about the School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase, please contact the SNA Service Center.