Pre-Conference Sessions

Saturday, January 12, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Preparation Course
Speakers: Sandra Ford, SNS; Sara Gasiorowski, SNS
A must-do for those thinking about taking the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) exam, the SNS Prep Course* is based on the SNS Exam Study Guide and covers key content areas. Taught by subject matter experts, it provides key resources and concepts to help you prepare. Course fee includes the SNS Study Guide and lunch. Please note: the SNS Study Course will not guarantee a passing score and does not include content from the actual Exam.
Fee: $249  

Saturday, January 12, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Equipment Procurement Best Practices
Speakers: Jeremy Berry, SNS; Mike Burke, SNS; Debbie Derico, SNS; Daniel Ellnor, SNS; Sean Monahan
Equipment purchases involve another level of complexity in the procurement process. Listen in to this panel of experts to learn best practices to adopt—and pitfalls to avoid—to ensure a smooth, compliant procurement.
Fee: $69

Saturday, January 12, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Tour of Austin ISD's School Nutrition Program
Join us for an exciting field trip to Austin Independent School District, where you’ll gain practical ideas from their mobile serving options, innovative school breakfast service, “nacho average” food truck, student culinary arts competition, family-style meal programs, clean-label procurement initiatives and much more. School breakfast/lunch is included. Buses leave at 9:30 am from the front entrance of the JW Marriott on 2nd Street and return to the hotel around 1:30 pm.
Fee: $99

Saturday, January 12, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Train Your Staff on Financial Management & KPIs
Speakers: Lori Adkins, SNS; Elizabeth Campbell, RD
It’s critical for school nutrition staff to understand basic financial management procedures. SNA’s new “Dollars and Cents” video tutorial training series will allow directors and supervisors to train their staff on a variety of financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The series will be offered exclusively online, so this is a unique opportunity to participate live with the directors who piloted the training. The pre-con workshop includes access to all five online modules and a training materials/trainer package.
Fee: $199

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