Pre-Conference Sessions

Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Preparation Course – New Pilot Course!
Thinking about taking the SNS exam or do you simply want to learn more about different content areas in school nutrition? Join us for the second pilot offering of this exciting course and seize the opportunity to provide your valuable insights and feedback before its launch to the rest of the school nutrition community. This training course is based on the SNS Exam Study Guide (included in the course fee) and helps prepare you through reviews of subject matter and strategy lessons. Topics include Financial Management, Procurement, Nutrition, Menu Panning and Production.

The course is taught by the following SNA subject matter experts: Sandra Ford, SNS; Adrea Katzmeier; RD, SNS; Jill Kidd, MS, RD, SNS; Cleta Long, EdD, SNS; and Sara Simmerman, SNS. Course benefits include:

  • Review the most challenging types of question structure
  • Identify how to create a study plan
  • Acquire test-taking strategies and apply them to your study plan
  • Discover helpful resource materials online and in print

Please note that seating is limited.
Cost: $199 (special introductory-pilot course fee, includes lunch)
CEUs: 7

*Disclaimer - Please review before registering for this pre-conference:
Please note that the March 2017 edition of the SNS Study Guide is required for the course. If you do not have the Study Guide, you will need to purchase it as part of your registration for the course and it will be provided to you at the beginning of the session.

Please note that taking the SNS Study Course will not guarantee passing the exam and does not include content from the actual SNS Exam. Rather, it will direct you to resources and concepts that will help you prepare for the exam. Expect to do much more studying and preparation on your own, following the Study Course.

The SNS Study Course is independent of the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing program. The SNS program is governed by the Certificate and Credentialing Governing council, an autonomous arm of the School Nutrition Association. Governing Council members and SNA Credentialing Program Staff are not involved in the development of any preparatory resource and no preparatory resource is endorsed by the Governing Council nor is it a prerequisite to earn the SNS. The Governing Council and SNA Credentialing Program Staff are solely responsible for the policies and administration of SNA’s Credentialing Program, including application deadlines and qualification requirements.

Saturday, March 3, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

LAC 2018 Pre-Conference Session Speaker

How to Write a Winning Grant Application
Speaker: Dr. Maria Esformes, Grant Training Center
This workshop will enrich your knowledge of how to seek, find and write grants for advancing the quality of school meal programs through education and advocacy. During this session, you will learn how to find the most beneficial grants for your needs, understand how to request funding from various donors, comprehend proposal writing guidelines and acquire the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals.

Dr. Esformes has been assisting individuals and institutions nationally and internationally to successfully receive funding from federal, corporate, private, foundation and multilateral donors for 25 years.
Fee: $100
CEUs: 4

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