General Information

SNA 2018 Position Paper
SNA’s 2018 Position Paper will be available in January at www.schoolnutriton.orig/PositionPaper, as well as onsite at LAC. If you need a District or School Profile Sheet to complete and bring with you for your visits on Capitol Hill, call (800) 877-8822 and ask the SNA Service Center representative to fax one to you or visit to fill it out online.

SNA Political Action Committee Booth
With your help, SNA’s Political Action Committee (SNA PAC) works to support, educate and thank Congressional members that are involved and passionate about SNA issues. Bring your questions and stop by the booth at LAC to learn more about how crucial your support is in helping to meet the PAC goals.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
SSNA CEUs are aligned with USDA Professional Standards’ required annual training. Participants who attend the full conference will earn 4.75 CEUs toward SNA’s Certificate Program, the SNS Credential renewal and USDA Professional Standards. The Professionals Standards Tracking Grid is available at Registration or download the LAC 2018 CEU Training Tracker Tool to help you keep track of your training.

CPEU Information for RDs AND DTRs
SNA is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive a maximum of 4.75 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) by attending this full conference. Additional CPEUs may be earned by attending pre-conference workshops. Check the Professional Standards Tracking Grid for CPEU information.

Confirmations and Onsite Registration
All individuals registering for LAC 2018 before February 2, 2018 will receive confirmation via email upon processing. Plan to pick up your final program, badge and other materials at the SNA Registration Desk in the hotel. Onsite registrations will be accepted at the onsite rate.

Business attire is appropriate for LAC. You should bring appropriate professional attire and dressy, yet comfortable, shoes for your day on Capitol Hill. Business attire is also recommended for Monday’s SNF Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes. Washington weather at this time of year can be unpredictable, so be sure to pack for possible chilly or rainy conditions. For current weather forecasts, check

Badge Policy
Attendees must present identification to receive their badge and are not allowed to pick up other attendee badges. Badges must be worn at all times during conference hours. There is a $5 fee to reprint a lost badge.

Courtesy Policy
Please be courteous to other attendees and speakers. Turn off all cellular phones and electronic devices during conference sessions.

Planning Your Evening and Local Visits
When planning your visit to the nation’s capital, it’s always best to start early. Call the JW Marriott Concierge Desk at (202) 393-2000 for information on Washington, D.C.’s top attractions and details on making reservations as necessary. Interactive maps of the city can be found at

Conference Photos
Attendance or participation in SNA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee for SNA's use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes taken during the conference.

Conference Evaluations
At the conclusion of LAC, you will receive an evaluation via email. Please submit your comments. Your feedback is important to SNA.

Feedback Forms
Please complete the “Feedback Forms” from your Hill visits and drop them off at the SNA table in the hotel lobby before you head home.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference during the conference to any products, services or expressed ideas does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by SNA.

Antitrust Policy Statement
It is the policy of the SNA and it is the responsibility of every Association member and participating school food industry organization to comply in all respects with federal and state antitrust laws. No activity or discussion at any Association meeting or other function may be engaged in for the purpose of bringing about any understanding or agreement among members that may violate or appear to violate the antitrust laws, including but not limited to raise, lower or stabilize prices; to regulate production; to allocate markets; to encourage boycotts; to foster unfair trade practices; to assist monopolization; or to in any way violate federal or state antitrust laws. Any questions regarding the meaning or applicability of this policy, as well as any concerns regarding activities or discussions at Association meetings, should be promptly brought to the attention of SNA.

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