December 8, 2011 - Do you see it, just there in the distance? It’s coming closer and clearer into view. If you look closely enough, you will see it’s not your average conference or your ordinary learning experience. It’s SNA’s 2012 Annual National Conference (ANC) and a whole new horizon of opportunities waiting to be explored!
That’s right, with the start of the New Year just around the corner, ANC 2012 is starting to come into view, and NOW is the time for you to mark your calendar for July 15-18, 2012. The year’s theme is “Explore New Horizons,” and the ‘Mile High City’ of Denver will be our backdrop for a conference that will help you discover just how to advance your career beyond where it is today to where you want it to be tomorrow. Over the course of four days you will discover 90+ education sessions, 300+ exhibit booths, 3 general sessions and numerous events, all designed to provide you with the information you need to meet new challenges and seize new opportunities.
And while winter is just getting its frosty grip around much of the country, SNA has some exciting news about this summer’s conference that's sure to warm up your day! First there was Patti LaBelle, then Frankie Valli and Kool & The Gang, and this past July it was Alan Jackson… but this coming July, to help bring your ANC experience to a close, SNA will be bringing you a ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ evening with the American pop group sensation, The Beach Boys! Break out the sunglasses and Hawaiian shirts; when this surf-rock band takes the stage it’s more than just a feel-good performance, it’s a time machine that will take you back to a magical time in music history.
For 50 years, The Beach Boys have epitomized the laid-back spirit of the summer, and their sun-kissed, classic songs have become pieces of Americana. Since breaking onto the music scene with their first hit, “Surfin’” in 1961, the band has had a continuous string of chart-topping hits that have spanned nearly forty years, including: “California Girls,” “I Get Around,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Surfer Girl,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Kokomo” and “Good Vibrations.”
The ANC Final Event featuring The Beach Boys will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Colorado Convention Center. Stay tuned to the ANC website, www.schoolnutrition.org/anc, for the most up-to-date conference details. Registration is currently scheduled to open in late January.
Yesterday, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) submitted comments on the indirect cost study as requested by the Federal Register notice (76 Federal Register 62341) published on October 7, 2011. SNA believes the results of the proposed study and the potential for additional regulatory proposals will go a long way toward identifying a fair and practical solution to this challenging financial problem. Direct costs are manageable and predictable and allow for responsible budgeting. However, indirect costs are not always controllable and predictable making it more difficult to budget properly.
SNA has also suggested the addition of three threshold questions to be added to the indirect cost study. These three questions are: (1) Who is the Respondent?, (2) What is the Time Frame for the Study?, and (3) Can SFAs Challenge or Appeal Indirect Cost Assessments?
The entire letter can be viewed here.
December 7, 2011—The United Fresh Foundation’s Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, which recognizes the foodservice industry’s most innovative produce performers, is seeking nominations for 2012. United Fresh will honor winning chefs in each of six categories, including K-12 Foodservice.
The winners in each category will receive complimentary airfare, accommodations and registrations to United Fresh 2012, to be held May 1-3 in Dallas. The winners will be honored at an awards banquet and participate in the education program at the conference to share their views on produce trends in foodservice. In addition, Pro*Act, LLC, the sponsor of the awards program, will make a donation to a charitable organization of each winner’s choice.
Nominations must be submitted by January 16, 2012. Nomination materials and information are available at www.unitedfresh.org/programs/foodservice_award.
For more information about the awards program, contact Miriam Wolk, United Fresh senior director of membership, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 303-3400, ext. 410.
United Fresh Foundation Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program
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