December 15, 2011 – Online Registration is now open for the 40th annual gathering of school nutrition professionals in Washington, D.C., for SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC). This year’s event, taking place March 4-7, 2012, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, is your opportunity to be an advocate for children and make a difference in the future of school nutrition. 2012 is a monumentally important year for our profession, as it brings with it the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and the pending new regulations. Plus, as we rapidly approach the next presidential election, LAC 2012 promises the ideal setting to discuss issues and challenges, and share ideas that will help us move forward and build upon the achievements of the last 40 years. But this discussion and exchange will only be effective if SNA members, allies and advocates come together in force and united in support of the mission of the school meals programs.Why is it so important that you not miss out on this historic milestone? Because LAC is considered one of the most productive and exciting events in school nutrition! Because this 40th annual gathering will have it all:
These are just some of the wonderful opportunities that await you at LAC 2012, so make plans today to join us in our nation’s capital for four inspiring days as we walk the halls of Congress, network with colleagues and discuss the state of our programs!
To learn more about LAC 2012, including invited speakers, registration and hotel accommodations, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/lac. The special Early Bird registration rate deadline is January 20, 2012, so don’t delay—register today!
Register for LAC
December 14, 2011 – The theme for next month’s Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC), SNA’s annual meeting of operators and industry partners, will focus on “Create Your Roadmap for Change” and is designed to provide attendees with ideas, information and solutions for navigating the most complex changes and challenges happening in the school nutrition profession today. But with Orlando, Fla., serving as the backdrop, CNIC attendees are also encouraged to recharge their batteries by having some fun when conference sessions are done for the day.
For starters, the Omni ChampionsGate Resort is the ideal place to relax and unwind, featuring golf and recreation activities and a spa. But if that’s not enough to keep you busy, here are six of Orlando’s famous theme parks available for you to visit and explore:
Disney’s Magic KingdomFrom Cinderella’s Castle to Space Mountain, this is where the world of “make-believe” comes alive and where fun surrounds you in seven wondrous lands of enchantment. CNIC attendees can save money on select Disney tickets with advance purchase by clicking here.
Disney’s EpcotThis park celebrates the cultures and wonders of the world through dazzling shows, interactive experiences and amazing attractions. CNIC attendees can save money on select Disney tickets with advance purchase by clicking here.
Discovery CoveThis is where you can swim with dolphins and marvel at the sight, sound and touch of such incredible creatures as topical fish, sharks, exotic birds and more.
SeaWorld OrlandoThis park will immerse you in the mysteries of the sea, from up-close animal experiences and unforgettable performances to the next generation of thrills.
Universal Studios FloridaGo behind the scenes, beyond the screen and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios, the world's premier movie- and TV-based theme park.
Universal’s Islands of AdventureHere timeless legends, cartoons and comic books come to life right before your eyes. You can explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you'll be transported into a magical world of thrills.
These are just a few of the parks that make Orlando the theme park capital of the world. And, of course, there’s so much more to see and do, from tours and attractions to shopping and dining. To learn more about what there is to see and do while in town, go to www.visitorlando.com or http://sna.orlandomeetinginfo.com.
There is no way to list everything you will learn and see while attending CNIC, but you’re guaranteed to walk away with powerful knowledge, lasting partnerships and unforgettable memories. So what are you waiting for?! Set your GPS and join us for CNIC 2012! If you haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late! Simply fill out the onsite registration form and turn it in at the CNIC Registration desk!
For details about the conference, including speakers, events and more, please visit the dedicated CNIC 2012 section of SchoolNutrition.org.
CNIC Onsite Registration Form
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