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          PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
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Expand Your Potential for Success.




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Focus on key areas of essential training and education. Participate in
the exchange of innovative ideas. Get the inspiration you need to
achieve your goals. No matter what you’re looking for, you will find
the information you need to benefit your career, your program and
your students at SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC), July 15-
18, 2007.
    This year, ANC offers a new, streamlined approach to providing
superior education programming, with a design-your-own-discipline that
meets the needs of all school nutrition professionals. Whether you seek
answers to challenges seen at the district level or experienced in individual
school sites, you can select sessions that are directly relevant to you and your
job. Of course, ANC also provides you the opportunity to network with col-
leagues from around the country, sample the latest and greatest school
nutrition products and be inspired by thought-provoking keynote
speakers.
    Make plans now to join your fellow school nutrition professionals
at an event designed especially for you—ANC 2007 in Chicago. It’s
your best professional opportunity all year!

What’s waiting for you in Chicago?
With its stunning skyline and scenic setting along the shores of Lake
Michigan, Chicago makes an exciting and invigorating backdrop for ANC
2007. Whether you opt to visit architectural masterpieces, spend time relaxing
out on the Lakefront, check out the local vibe at Millennium Park or
indulge yourself in an afternoon of shopping along the Magnificent Mile,
there are numerous ways to experience this Midwestern metropolis. As
you plan your trip to ANC, be sure to read the Chicago article fea-
tured in the March issue of School Foodservice & Nutrition. It’s
chock full of information on how to explore all the sights, tastes and
events that make Chicago unique.




                                       NEW THIS YEAR
                         Save $30 on additional registrations from the
                           same district and membership category!
                               KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

SUNDAY, JULY 15
Yolanda King
As the first-born daughter of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., Yolanda King knows all too well the importance of
helping to promote positive change in the world. It is this passion for
peace that prompted her vision for founding Higher Ground
Productions, an organization dedicated to teaching people to celebrate
diversity and embrace unity. This same vision also has led King to co-
author a book and become a respected actor, with most of her television
and film credits reflecting her commitment to social change. In this compelling
presentation, King will relate amazing stories that will inspire you to reach higher ground and
make a difference.


TUESDAY, JULY 17
Marta Sahagún de Fox
Marta Sahagún de Fox, wife of Mexico’s former President Vicente
Fox Quesada, is a powerful voice on women’s issues and social
responsibility and has played an active role in Mexico’s democratiza-
tion. Using the visibility afforded to the wife of the President, de Fox
has taken strong stands on social issues and has chaired numerous
organizations that work on behalf of women, children, health care and
education. With SNA’s continued commitment to global child nutrition ini-
tiatives, de Fox will offer a unique insight into the challenges facing Latin America.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Walter Scheib
Walter Scheib is not your average culinary professional. That’s
because in 1994, Chef Scheib became the chef to America’s President
and the First Family. For 11 years, he prepared everything from sim-
ple family meals to elaborate state dinners. Scheib will offer an inti-
mate, human view of two First Families (President Bush and
President Clinton), the corridors of political power, international per-
sonalities and the most famous building in the United States, from a
unique vantage point: The kitchen. In addition to his experiences within the
White House, Scheib will tell of his own personal story of the rise of an American chef to one of
the most prominent positions a culinary professional can hold. After Wednesday’s Closing
General Session, Chef Scheib will be available for a book signing in the SNA Marketplace.




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FEATURES

SNA Marketplace                                                 provides attendees with the
Discover the many benefits available to you as an SNA           opportunity to bid on a
member in the SNA Marketplace, including the Emporium,          variety of unique items.
CyberStop e-mail stations and informational kiosks on           All proceeds support
membership, certification and more.                             the Foundation’s Pro-
                                                                fessional Growth
Global Child Nutrition Forum 2007                               Scholarships. For
The 9th Annual Global Child Nutrition Forum, preceding          more information or to
ANC, will bring together school nutrition professionals         donate an item to the
from around the world to discuss school meal programs in        auction, contact Julie
their respective countries. Forum participation is by invi-     Curtis at (800) 877-8822, ext.
tation only.                                                    145, or at jcurtis@school nutrition.org.

Chapter Leadership Day                                          Wellness Event
Saturday, July 14                                               Against World
All chapter leaders are encouraged to attend this all day       Hunger
session. Presentation topics will include developing strong     Monday, July 16
leadership, planning effective meetings and building mem-       Show your support for
bership. Please indicate on the ANC Registration Form if        eliminating world
you will attend. Cost: $25                                      hunger by participat-
                                                                ing in this early morn-
SNS Credentialing Exam                                          ing activity, sponsored
Sunday, July 15                                                 by the Child Nutrition
The School Nutrition Specialist (SNS, formerly SFNS) cre-
                                                                Foundation and The Schwan
dential recognizes a high level of professional achievement.
                                                                Food Company. Schwan’s will make a
To learn if you qualify to sit for the exam, call the SNA
                                                                donation to the Foundation for each person who attends
Service Center at (800) 877-8822 or visit www.school
                                                                this inspiring event.
nutrition.org for more details. The registration deadline is
July 1, 2007.                                                   Child Nutrition Showcase
                                                                Monday, July 16-Tuesday, July 17
Inspirational Service                                           This is the place to learn about recent research and best
Sunday, July 15                                                 practices in school nutrition. These poster presentations
Once again, the nondenominational inspirational service
                                                                will be displayed for two days. For more information, con-
will feature a chorale of musically talented SNA members.
                                                                tact Susan Coppess at (800) 877-8822, ext. 131, or at
Join this year’s chorale by contacting the SNA Service
                                                                scoppess@schoolnutrition.org. Submission instructions are
Center at (800) 877-8822.
                                                                available at www.schoolnutrition.org. The deadline for
                                                                submitting an abstract is March 28, 2007.
State Award Ceremony
Sunday, July 15
                                                                Silver Circle Luncheon
This year’s state presidents will be honored for their
                                                                Tuesday, July 17
efforts to further the mission of the Association. Also, win-
                                                                Have you been an SNA member for 25 years or more? If
ners of the Louise Sublette Award, Heart of the Program
                                                                so, celebrate this milestone at the Silver Circle luncheon
and Director of the Year Awards will be recognized.
                                                                held in your honor. Cost: $50 per person. (Register in the
                                                                Special Functions section on the ANC Registration Form.)
CNF Silent Auction
Sunday, July 15-Tuesday, July 17
The Child Nutrition Foundation’s annual Silent Auction

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EXHIBITS

Exhibit Hall                                                    Exhibit Hall Hours
Considered the biggest and best in school nutrition, the        Exhibit hours and education sessions are specifically
ANC Exhibit Hall has been cited in post-conference inter-       designed not to conflict, maximizing the opportunity for
views and evaluations as one of the most valuable elements      attendees to visit the Exhibit Hall.
of the conference. This year, the Exhibit Hall will feature     Monday, July 16            10:00 am-2:00 pm
more than 800 exhibit spaces showcasing food products,          Tuesday, July 17*          9:30 am-11:00 am*
equipment and services available to the school market.          Tuesday, July 17           11:00 am-2:00 pm
Highlights of the Exhibit Hall will include:                    Wednesday, July 18         10:00 am-1:00 pm
• Culinary Demonstrations, illustrating unique culinary         *Special Exhibit Hall time for
     techniques                                                 Directors only.
• Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt, featuring great prizes
                                                                NOTE: No one under
     and fun for all                                            16 years of age will be
• The new Dance Heads™ booth, where you can get                 admitted to the
     your groove on as you create your very own dance           Exhibit Hall for any
                                                                reason. No bags with
     video. Sponsored by: Hobart Corporation                    wheels will be allowed
Also, be sure to stop by the New Products Showcase, on          in the Exhibit Hall.
display near Registration, to see the latest innovations in
school nutrition.




                                                FINAL EVENT
                                     Wednesday, July 18; 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Ever wanted to cruise below the ocean in a submarine? Or perhaps your dreams
    take you high above the clouds in a jet plane? Could it be that you have a fairy-
    tale princess deep inside of you, who just is waiting to come out? Whatever your
    secret dreams, you surely will get a taste inside Chicago’s Museum of Science and
    Industry, the destination for ANC’s fantastic Final Event. This massive museum
    is one of Chicago’s most popular tourist attractions, featuring more than 2,000
    interactive exhibits and 35,000 artifacts, as well as the Omnimax Theater with a giant,
    wrap-around movie screen.
         As you walk through the doors to this museum, you will enter a stunning world
    where you will find captivating and compelling experiences that will bring out your
    inventive genius. Jump start your imagination at one of the not-to-be-missed
    exhibits, including the U-505 Submarine, Flight 727, Colleen Moore’s Fairy
    Castle, Walk-Through Heart, The Chick Hatchery and many more. Once you’ve
    worked up an appetite, visit one of the several food stations to enjoy some eats
    or dance the night away as you listen to live music.
         With so much to do and see, this event is sure to be a highlight of ANC 2007!
    Co-sponsored by: Rich Products and SNA (For extra tickets for the Final Event,
    register in the Special Functions section on the ANC Registration Form. Cost for
    extra tickets: $85 per person)




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PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

          SATURDAY, JULY 14                                                8:00 am - 5:00 pm
           8:00 am - 12:00 pm                                  Delivering Training
                                                               Speaker: Nancy Barlow-Alford, Texas Region IV
Intricacies of USDA’s Commodity
                                                               Education Service Center
Programs                                                       Turn training into learning. Discover how to create and
Speakers: Peggy Cantfil, Cathy McCullough and
                                                               deliver effective training by identifying outcomes, explor-
Sherry Thackeray, FNS/Food Distribution Division
                                                               ing hands-on activities, and applying effective presentation
This session will delve into commodity program dynamics,
                                                               techniques. Explore learning styles and generational pref-
which can be leveraged to improve the bottom lines of
                                                               erences to use in planning staff development. Participants
foodservice operations. Participants will explore the vari-
                                                               will receive a step-by-step guide to tackle training chal-
ables affecting commodity purchases, review online tools
                                                               lenges. Cost: $125; CEUs: 8
to order commodities, track shipments and entitlement
usage and learn about the many opportunities and possible
                                                               Audience: Manager, Director, State Agency
pitfalls in commodity processing. Cost: $75; CEUs: 4
                                                               Nutrition Update
Audience: Director, State Agency                               Speakers: Dorothy Caldwell, MS, RD, North Carolina
                                                               Division of Public Health and Clare Miller, MS, RD
Marketing to Kids                                              USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Speakers: Tami Cline, SNS, Cline Consulting, and               Current, research-based and relevant nutrition and fitness
Sharon Olson, Y-Pulse
                                                               information is the focus of this session. Participants will
Join a panel of both industry professionals and school
                                                               hear expert presenters discuss USDA nutrition initiatives,
nutrition directors as they provide the latest research
                                                               physical activity, the obesity crisis and behavioral changes
relating to marketing to kids, including studies conducted
                                                               that lead to healthy lifestyles. Resource materials will be
by Y-Pulse and SNA. Participants will leave this session
                                                               provided to participants. Cost: $125; CEUs: 8
armed with the comprehensive tools needed to improve
                                                               Audience: Manager, Director, Industry, State
marketing efforts. Cost: $75; CEUs: 4
                                                               Agency
Audience: Director, Industry, State Agency
                                                               Special Needs Resources for Child
           8:00 am - 3:00 pm
                                                               Nutrition Programs
Keys to Food Safety: Writing and                               Speakers: Ensley Howell,
Implementing an Effective School Food                          National Food Service
Safety Program Based on HACCP                                  Management Institute
Principles                                                     University of
Speakers: Sean Leer, SFSPac Food Service                       Mississippi, and
Sanitation System, and Jeannie Sneed, PhD, RD,                 Harriet Cloud,
SNS, CSFP, Iowa State University                               Nutrition Matters
Most school districts have implemented a HACCP plan this       This session will provide
year or made changes to an existing plan. But no plan is       in-depth information on
ever finished—school food-safety plans are working docu-       selected special diets fea-
ments. SNA’s advanced, interactive HACCP seminar can           tured in the 2006 Breakfast
take you through your plan with a new lens. Participants       Lunch Training (BLT) manual from the National Food
will leave with ideas to overcome financial obstacles, solve   Service Management Institute. Participants also will learn
operational challenges and enhance employee training           about federal laws, modification of menus and the impor-
needs. SNA’s unique two-trainer approach brings expertise      tance of communicating with the school team. Cost: $125;
and perspective from both operations and industry.             CEUs: 8
Cost: $85; CEUs: 6                                             Audience: Employee, Manager, Director,
Audience: Director, State Agency                               Industry, State Agency


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              1:00 - 5:00 pm                                             SATURDAY, JULY 14
Child Nutrition Programs 101                                                   7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Speakers: Gary Vessels and William Wagoner, USDA
Food and Nutrition Service                                                  SUNDAY, JULY 15
CN 101 is an orientation to the federal child nutrition pro-             8:00 am - 12:00 pm
grams centered on National School Lunch Program regula-        ServSafe Essentials
tions. Through interactive exercises, participants will be     Speaker: Mary Claya, SNS, Oakland Schools
trained in the core requirements of the regulations, includ-   Discover the principles of food safety from a veteran train-
ing nutrition standards; issues relating to confidentiality;   er, using coursework established by National Restaurant
certification and verification processes; and Provisions 2     Association Education Foundation. Participants will leave
& 3. Cost: $75; CEUs: 4                                        this training session with the knowledge needed to take the
Audience: Employee, Manager                                    final exam that will lead to ServSafe certification. All par-
                                                               ticipants will have the opportunity to take the exam on
Culinary School                                                Sunday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Cost: $200; CEUs: 10
Speaker: Cyndie Story, Culinary Solution Centers,              Audience: Employee, Manager, Director,
LLC                                                            Industry, State Agency
This presentation will highlight culinary techniques used to
enhance the flavor and eye appeal of foods through new
recipes, vegetable and fruit preparation, fabrication tech-              SATURDAY, JULY 14
niques and tricks of the trade. Small equipment will be                        8:00 am - 5:00 pm
demonstrated throughout the presentation and large
                                                                            SUNDAY, JULY 15
equipment will be presented when appropriate. Cost: $75;
                                                                         8:00 am - 12:00 pm
CEUs: 4
                                                               Healthy Edge Trainer Certification
Audience: Employee, Manager, Director, State
Agency
                                                               Workshop
                                                               Speaker: Linda Godfrey,
                                                               SNS, Consultant
Five Essential Steps to Effective Training
Speaker: Susan Brooks, Pajaro Valley Unified School            Attendance at this
District                                                       workshop is required
Participants will be able to identify and describe five ele-   for anyone wishing to
ments of the training process and will plan, model and cri-    become certified as a
tique a sample training session. Cost: $75; CEUs: 4            Healthy Edge Trainer.
Audience: Manager, Director, Industry, State                   Even those who have
Agency                                                         taught previous versions of
                                                               the Healthy Edge curriculum,
Child Nutrition: A Primer for Industry                         or who have been certified as a Healthy Edge trainer in the
(Industry Only)                                                past, must complete one of these workshops. This trainer
Speaker: Tami Cline, SNS, Cline Consulting                     certification will be the new standard for all upcoming
Designed for industry, this workshop provides an overview      SNA programs and represents an improvement in SNA
of the multi-billion-dollar school foodservice market. Arm     Certification and Credentialing programs. Note: You must
your sales and marketing staff with the information and        be approved to take this pre-conference session. For
resources to match your company’s strengths with growing       more information and an application, please contact
opportunities. Cost: $75; CEUs: 4                              Bethany Hanna at bhanna@schoolnutrition.org. Cost:
Audience: Industry                                             $200; CEUs: 10
                                                               Audience: Director, State Agency, Educator



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2007 EDUCATION PROGRAM TRACKS

At ANC 2007, the educational programming maintains the importance of nutrition integrity while creating the
highest-quality school foodservice and nutrition sessions. This year, SNA has enhanced the program by allowing
you to select the education sessions that are directly relevant to you and your job, or attend any session that peaks
your interest. This design-your-own discipline features six program tracks, with each containing district-level and
school-level sessions. The color of the sessions will correspond with the session level, blue for “District” and green
for “School.”

             TRACKS                            DISTRICT LEVEL                             SCHOOL LEVEL

   COMMODITIES                       Come learn more about all aspects         These sessions represent where the
                                     of using USDA commodities, basic          rubber meets the road, when food
                                     commodity processing and how to           preparation, USDA commodities
                                     integrate commodities into your           and commercial purchases cross
                                     school nutrition program.                 paths.


   FINANCIAL                         Participants will be exposed to skills    Come learn how your school’s
   MANAGEMENT                        training applicable to the financial      finances are affected by staffing,
                                     health of school nutrition operations     serving, participation and work del-
                                     in such areas as money management,        egation, as well as how to make criti-
                                     equipment and purchasing.                 cal budget decisions.


   LEADERSHIP                        These sessions will engage partici-       These sessions are designed to help
                                     pants to think strategically about        participants think about where they
                                     those skills needed to lead others to     want to be in five years and the
                                     become the best they can be.              skills required to get there.


   MARKETING                         This track provides a focus on mar-       These sessions will focus on site-level
                                     keting at the district level, targeting   communication with customers,
                                     community stakeholders and                including students, faculty and staff.
                                     parents.


   SAFETY AND SECURITY               Learn how to address, manage and          Learn how to make decisions and
   *Sponsored by SFSPac Food         evaluate your program in risk man-        implement processes that positively
   Service Sanitation Systems        agement topic areas.                      impact the safety in your kitchen.


   WELLNESS                          For many directors, the develop-          How can you advance healthy
                                     ment of the local school wellness pol-    lifestyles for your kids and yourself
                                     icy in teams featuring other commu-       through daily practices and
                                     nity stakeholders has been an im-         decisions.
                                     mense process. Now that you have a
                                     policy, what do you do with it? What
                                     comes next?




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EDUCATION SESSIONS

   SUNDAY, JULY 15                         the supply chain. Also, learn about key
                                           issues, solutions and best practices for
    COMMODITIES                            efficient procurement and distribution.
Basic Concepts of
Commodity Processing:                      Turning Your Cafeteria into
Why Process, How to Start,                 a Restaurant
Yield and Other Traffic                    Want to increase your ADP and profit?
Signals                                    Participants will learn easy and inex-
Learn the basic terminology of com-        pensive ways to give their cafeteria the
modity processing, including national      look and feel of a restaurant. Speakers
processing agreements, yields, value       from North Kansas City Schools will
pass-through, end product data sched-      share pictures and stories from their
ules and much more. Also, find out         successful cafeteria transformation.
about USDA’s plans to automate order-
ing processed end items online.                   LEADERSHIP
                                           Children First: Developing a
How Will New Commodity                     Partnership Between the
Program Regulations                        State Agency and the Local
Affect Your Operation?                     District
This session will examine several regu-    A panel will share ways that state
latory changes in the Food Distribution    departments and local districts are
Program covering the management,           working together to solve financial
processing and distribution of com-        challenges as they move to healthier
modities. Come and learn how these         school environments. Interactive audi-
changes may affect your operation.         ence participation will be encouraged.

      FINANCIAL                            Go the Distance with an
     MANAGEMENT                            Online Degree
                                           You can advance your career in school
Five Formulas for Financial
                                           nutrition with an online degree. Join
Fitness
                                           an interactive panel of distance educa-
Learn five simple formulas for improv-
                                           tion educators who can answer your
ing the financial fitness of your school
                                           questions about options for associate’s,
nutrition program. Hands-on activities
                                           bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
will help you identify potential finan-
cial problems in a foodservice opera-      Raising the Bar on
tion and take back helpful analysis        Professionalism
tools for your own program.                Learn more about the Massachusetts’
                                           Certificate in Excellence in Child
Supply Chain Roundtable
                                           Nutrition Program, a 5-course college
The purpose of this session is to give
                                           program developed to increase profes-
participants a better understanding of
                                           sionalism and enhance the knowledge
how the supply chain works, including
                                           and skills of school nutrition directors.
a look at common barriers as per-
ceived by the key stakeholders within



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EDUCATION SESSIONS

The ABCs of School                          Staying Fit Nutritionally                    Cross Out Cross
Nutrition for New Directors                 and Financially!                             Contamination
Are you a new director in the school        Stay a step ahead by learning how to         This session will combine research on
nutrition segment? In this session,         improve nutrition in your school while       cross contamination in schools with
speakers from both a large and small        realizing a positive impact on revenue.      participatory, scenario-based decision-
school district will offer real examples    Topics will include implementing state       making. Learn methods for teaching
of how to tackle the difficult challenges   and federal nutrition standards and          about cross contamination and develop
and situations that you inevitably will     maintaining a positive public image.         an action plan for your schools.
encounter on the job.
                                                   SAFETY AND                            The Mysteries of
First Timers                                                                             Sam ‘n’ Ella’s Café
Newcomers to ANC, are you feeling
                                                    SECURITY                             Step into a daily workday at Sam ‘n’
overwhelmed? This session will cover        Building a Food-Safety                       Ella’s Café, where you will help the
the what, when, where and how of            Team–Skills and Resources                    cafeteria manager solve perplexing
ANC events, as well as how to get the       This session will provide information        food safety concerns. Will Sam ‘n’
most from visiting the exhibits.            on food-safety resources and initia-         Ella’s be able to continue to operate?
                                            tives. Also, attendees will participate in
Making a Good First                         a role-playing exercise that will serve               WELLNESS
Impression                                  as a networking opportunity, as well as
                                                                                         Accommodating Children
Attend this session to learn how impor-     a memorable hands-on experience in
                                                                                         with Special Dietary Needs
tant the quality of written communica-      dealing with food-safety problems.
                                                                                         Without Breaking Your
tion is when applying for a position,
                                            Food-Defense Awareness                       Budget
with useful tips for preparing job
                                            and Preparedness in the                      This session will focus on food-related
applications and resumes. (Repeated
                                                                                         disabilities and the role of the school in
Tuesday)                                    NSLP
                                                                                         accommodating them. Attendees will be
                                            USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service
                                                                                         presented with situations that the
        MARKETING                           (FNS) promotes food-defense aware-
                                                                                         school may face and then collabora-
                                            ness. This session will provide sugges-
Customer Service Is NOT                                                                  tively determine whether assistance is
                                            tions for preventive measures and vari-
a Dirty Word                                                                             required by Section 504.
                                            ous resources for developing emer-
Find out how to effectively train your
                                            gency-preparedness plans. A represen-
staff and improve customer service                                                       Enhancing Communication
                                            tative from the FNS Food Safety Unit
through real-life examples. Partici-                                                     with Your Superintendent
                                            will give an overview of food defense as
pants will discover creative new ways                                                    School nutrition professionals often
                                            it relates to the NSLP and specifically
to improve communications and estab-                                                     experience roadblocks when dealing
                                            to central kitchens and warehouses.
lish better relationships with students,                                                 with district administration. Learn
parents and administrators. (Two ses-                                                    how to use your expertise within the
                                            Food Safety: Translating
sions on Sunday)                                                                         structure of the district to create posi-
                                            Theory to Practice
                                                                                         tive health and nutrition changes for
                                            Food safety continues to be a major
Ethnic Foods and                                                                         students.
                                            focus in administrative and manage-
Education
                                            ment responsibilities. This presenta-
Come hear how the Seattle and                                                            Healthy and Reimbursable
                                            tion will address daily, weekly and
Highline School Districts integrated                                                     Vending: Results from a
                                            monthly time constraints and identify
ethnic meals into their school lunch                                                     Pilot Study in 5 Districts
                                            methods to help meet and exceed pro-
programs. Participants will learn how                                                    Gain an understanding of a turnkey,
                                            gram expectations.
to develop an ethnic meal program for                                                    healthy, reimbursable vending pro-
their school district.

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gram connected to existing point-of-        cesses and the challenges of integrating
sale systems. National Dairy Council        processed commodities into meal pro-
research staff and participating dis-       grams. Topics covered will include
tricts will share results from a recent     nutritional initiatives, commodity pro-
pilot study, as well as recommenda-         cessing, procurement strategies and
tions for success.                          culinary standards.

Incorporating Wellness into                 Life Cycle of a Commodity
the School Improvement                      Delivery Order–Explore 12
Plan                                        Steps in Commodity
This session will review the approach       Ordering and Procurement
the Arkansas Department of Education        If you receive commodities directly
took in meeting both state and federal      from vendors, then you won’t want to
requirements for implementing and           miss this opportunity to learn more
monitoring of local wellness policies.      about how to distinguish a planned
                                            commodity delivery order from an
  MONDAY, JULY 16                           actual delivery order, as well as how to
   COMMODITIES                              track your inbound commodity ship-
                                            ments. Also, find out how to best use
DOD Fresh: Changes and
                                            commodities in your menu cycle.
Updates
Are you using commodity entitlement         Sharpen Your Commodity
funds to purchase fresh produce             Ordering Skills–Getting the
through the Department of Defense
                                            Biggest Bang for your
(DOD)? Come learn about the changes
                                            Commodity Buck
that DOD has implemented in procur-
                                            New USDA funding, ordering and enti-
ing produce for school districts and
                                            tlement policies, combined with new
how to place produce orders through
                                            technology, allow for more demand-
DOD’s web-based ordering system.
                                            driven and cost-effective commodity
                                            ordering. This session will show you
ECOS: Manage
                                            how schools can get the maximum ben-
Commodities Online and
                                            efit from their commodity planned-
Lose the Paper
                                            assistance levels, as well as how to
This session will provide an overview
                                            make smart ordering decisions.
of USDA’s Electronic Commodity
Ordering System (ECOS), with an             On the Road to
emphasis on the operational benefits it
                                            Professional Food
can provide to state agencies, recipient
                                            Preparation–BLT, 2nd
agencies, processors and distributor/
                                            Edition
warehouses.
                                            Learn more about this tool for training
                                            school nutrition professionals on using
Integrating Processed
                                            standardized recipe components and
Commodities: Successful
                                            adjustments that benefit staff in
District Strategies
                                            preparing and serving quantity meals
Representatives from large, medium
and small districts will share their suc-


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EDUCATION SESSIONS

using portion control utensils.             nology in school nutrition—biometrics.     important for getting any job. Come
Audience participation will enhance         This is your opportunity to learn more     gain ideas for making your best
this discussion.                            about biometrics, including privacy        impression and highlighting the won-
                                            issues and practical ways to implement     derful things you are doing in your
      FINANCIAL                             this technology.                           programs, as well as in your current
     MANAGEMENT                             When Construction
                                                                                       position. (Repeated Wednesday)

Direct Certification and
Verification
                                            Becomes a Four-Letter                             MARKETING
                                            Word                                       Adults Are Customers, Too!
This presentation will provide insight      Intimidated by new construction? This      This session will help you create a
into the development of policies and        presentation will use handouts, photos     warm relationship between teachers,
procedures for direct certification and     and humor to expose common errors          support staff and the school nutrition
direct verification, as well as an update   in kitchen plans and construction          staff. Also, learn tips and tools on
on studies evaluating direct verifica-      and show what you can do to avoid          helping teachers and support staff
tion and administrative errors.             such slip-ups.                             understand your programs.
Discovering the Building                    If It Doesn’t Make Dollars,
Blocks to Success                                                                      “Come and Get It!” Put
                                            It Doesn’t Make Sense                      Your Breakfast Promotion
Come hear how a district moved from         This session will provide participants
30% meal participation and thousands
                                                                                       in Motion
                                            with everything they need to know
                                                                                       Come hear how the “Eat to Be Smart”
of dollars in debt to 80% meal partici-     about profit & loss statements, meal
                                                                                       project helped a Missouri school dis-
pation and positive financial health.       equivalent statements and staffing con-
                                                                                       trict bring more students to breakfast.
Then, use identified strategies to assess   cerns. (Two sessions on Monday)
                                                                                       Apply these simple marketing tech-
your district program and create a
                                                                                       niques to develop and customize
plan for improvement.
                                                   LEADERSHIP                          resources to make your breakfast pro-
Farm Bill 2007                              Fundraising for Your State                 gram more attractive to students.
Food and agricultural policy is at a        Association
critical crossroads. Federal budgets
                                                                                       Going for the Gold
                                            Take a look at your state association’s
                                                                                       If silver is not your color and gold
have moved from surplus to deficit.         fundraising initiatives and learn about
                                                                                       makes you sparkle, this presentation
The increasing integration of the world     new fundraising ideas that can increase
                                                                                       will provide the resources and motiva-
agricultural economy presents chal-         the amount raised each year. Attendees
                                                                                       tion you need to go for USDA’s
lenges in trade, food safety, animal        will have the opportunity to share their
                                                                                       HealthierUS Gold Award. Participants
health and food security. SNA has           ideas.
                                                                                       will gain creative ideas to meet menu
been actively working to influence agri-
                                            School Feeding Around the                  planning, nutrition education and
cultural and food policy issues as part
                                            World: A Global View                       physical activity criteria.
of the efforts by Congress to rewrite
federal farm policy for 2007. Come          Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF)
                                            delegates will share child nutrition
                                                                                       Vote for School Lunch
and learn what the Association is doing
                                                                                       Lunch Week 2007 is all about new can-
to address food, nutrition and agricul-     feeding challenges in their countries
                                                                                       didates, new promotional ideas and
tural policies.                             and explain how their participation in
                                                                                       lots of great ideas from members about
                                            this year’s GCNF will improve and
                                                                                       how to make Vote for School Lunch a
Practical Ways of                           enhance their programs.
                                                                                       success. As a special treat, expect per-
Implementing Biometrics in
                                            Marketing YOU from Start                   sonal appearances from this year’s five
School Foodservice
                                            to Finish                                  new candidates.
This session will cover the “hot” tech-
                                            Marketing yourself as a professional is
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You, Too, Can Be a District                 a foodservice environment. Topics will
of Excellence                               include the review of safe working pro-
This session will review SNA’s Keys to      cedures, ergonomic analysis, risk expo-
Excellence recognition program and          sures and controls that will eliminate
give the participants information on        such risks and increase foodservice
how to apply.                               efficiency.

Marketing School Meals for                  HACCP Tools of the Trade
Education and Wellness                      During this session, you will learn
This interactive session will explore       about various HACCP tools (from
innovative marketing techniques that        thermometers to integrated tempera-
will fit in any cafeteria’s budget, use     ture systems) and how these tools can
readily available resources and little to   be used in a school nutrition operation
no extra staff time. Come learn how to      to support a food-safety program.
turn your cafeteria into a learning lab-
                                            Food Safety Bingo
oratory by using menus to market
                                            Participants will review critical limits
items in coordination with USDA’s
                                            of food safety by playing Food Safety
MyPyramid and the 2005 Dietary
                                            Bingo, with food-safety principles
Guidelines for Americans.
                                            being reviewed before numbers and
                                            terms are called.
       SAFETY AND
        SECURITY                            What’s Correct When it
Examining the Food                          Comes to Corrective
Manager Certification                       Actions and SOPs
Exam                                        This session will review the purpose
Food-safety certification of managers is    and contents of standard operating
a risk-management measure. Experts          procedures (SOPs) and provide meth-
in Massachusetts collaborated with          ods of implementing corrective actions
state and national partners to examine      as part of a district’s HACCP plan.
barriers to passing the food manager
certification exam, including language               WELLNESS
and comprehension difficulties. Atten-      An Alternate Menu
dees will discuss educational and poli-     Planning Option
cy implications.                            Ten operations have joined to use an
                                            innovative alternative menu planning
Learning from Experience–                   system under development: Pyramid
Disaster Management                         Partners. This option includes corre-
A panel will share personal experiences     sponding nutrition education and mar-
in order to provide front-line informa-     keting materials based on USDA’s
tion for disaster planning and response.    MyPyramid guidelines. Audience par-
                                            ticipation is encouraged.
Risk-Management
Practices                                   Bridges to Wellness
This presentation will provide a sum-       Come learn how to enhance colla-
mary of risk-management practices in        boration between school nutrition

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EDUCATION SESSIONS

professionals and classroom teachers       coordinated nutrition and physical
to meet the nutrition education goals in   activity programs. Also, learn how to        TUESDAY, JULY 17
your local school wellness policy.         gather valuable low- or no-cost
                                                                                         COMMODITIES
Presenters will share tips to connect      resources.
                                                                                      Hot Topics Affecting
the classroom and the cafeteria, as well
                                           Unveiling the Secrets to                   Commodity Processing
as free tools for interactive nutrition
                                           Successful Wellness Policy                 Learn what anticipated changes will
education in Grades 5-10.
                                           Implementation and                         affect your operations and, during the
Champions for Healthy                      Evaluation                                 Q&A segment, voice your support or
Kids                                       Developing and adopting a policy is the    concerns for these. You also will be
This session will provide a case study     first step to achieving a healthy school   advised of any new initiatives that
to share how the school program lead       environment; implementing and evalu-       USDA may be considering and/or guid-
and key team members are helping           ating the policy is the next step and      ance material that has been developed.
children develop eating and exercise       requires careful planning and coopera-
                                                                                      Recipient Agency
habits that will have a positive and       tion. Building on the experience and
                                                                                      Procurement Guidance: A
lasting impact.                            tools from California Project LEAN
                                                                                      Handbook for Processing
                                           and Samuels and Associates, this ses-
Changing the Way We                                                                   Success
                                           sion will share successful strategies
Think About Fruits &                                                                  Come hear about this comprehensive,
                                           that affect food and beverage offerings;
Veggies: Make More Matter                                                             up-to-date recipient agency handbook
                                           physical activity practices; student
To improve consumption, it’s time to                                                  straight from its team of authors. Also,
                                           engagement; communication with
change the way we think about fruits                                                  learn about requirements for combin-
                                           stakeholders; and marketing healthy
and vegetables. Come take part in a                                                   ing commodity and commercial bids, as
                                           choices.
stimulating, hands-on activity that                                                   well as tips on staging a bid opening.
encourages participants to learn and       Whyville: A Delivery                       Attendees will receive a take-home
apply three key elements of consumer       Mechanism for Educational                  manual.
messaging.                                 Outreach                                   Making Commodity Dollars
                                           This session will focus on how             Work for You
Hands-On Nutrition                         Whyville, the leading educational vir-     This presentation focuses on the
Education: Promoting                       tual world for kids, which teaches         importance of understanding process-
Fruits and Vegetables in                   nutrition in an innovative, hands-on,      ing options, with respect to a state dis-
Schools                                    inquiry-based way. Also, learn why         tributing agency’s structure for ware-
This workshop will share successes         organizations such as NASA and             housing and delivery. Participants will
from five years of fruit and vegetable     Toyota are using Whyville as a highly      take home a template to calculate the
promotion in the Somerville (Mass.)        efficient delivery mechanism for their     real cost of a specific commodity.
Public Schools. Highlights will include    educational outreach efforts.
a fruit-and-vegetable-of-the-month
model used for menu planning, cafete-
                                                                                            FINANCIAL
                                           Eat Smart, Get Moving!
ria taste tests, classroom connections     SNA launched this innovative, interac-          MANAGEMENT
and much more.                             tive 39-week personal wellness pro-        Building a Healthy a la
                                           gram in 2006. Come learn strategies        Carte Program: Making
Move Forward with
                                           that winning teams used to help team       Cents Out of Change
Wellness
                                           members practice positive behaviors        The goal of this session is to provide
Use your wellness policy as a spring-
                                           and lose weight. Learn how you can         school food authorities with the tools
board to build a collaborative team in
                                           sign up to participate in next year’s      and resources needed to offer healthier,
your school to provide comprehensive,
                                           program.                                   appealing a la carte options to children

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without losing revenue. Participants        Work Simplification for
will have the opportunity to share their    Non-Commercial Kitchens
own success stories.                        Live demonstrations of work simplifi-
                                            cation techniques and equipment will
Local Procurement                           complement this presentation.
Challenges: Navigating the                  Attendees will learn to identify simpli-
Maze                                        fication techniques recommended for
Learn how a “public interest broker”
                                            non-commercial kitchen production.
works with school food leaders in NYC
                                            (Two sessions on Tuesday)
to apply a local foods strategy that
includes fresh, frozen and processed
                                                   LEADERSHIP
foods. The discussion will focus on how
                                            From Development to
to establish a base line, set realistic
                                            Implementation: A Process
goals and measure results.
                                            Approach to State
Making a Vending Decision                   Legislation
Participants will be provided with tools    Learn about the legislative and rules-
and case studies to assist in completing    making process for Arkansas public
a vending feasibility study in a large or   schools through examples based on
small district. Applying this informa-      recent regulations. Review of nutrition
tion will support a final decision to       regulations will be emphasized.
vend healthy snacks and reimbursable
meals. Attendees will be encouraged to
                                            Industry Legislative Update
                                            The session will highlight legislation
share their experiences.
                                            that has been introduced in the 110th
The Amazing Race, Deal or                   Congress. Attendees also will learn how
No Deal, Survival                           this legislation affects industry, as well
How do you survive renovations and          as their operations.
new construction? Learn all you need
to know in this session, including lay-
                                            Membership Recruitment
out and design, do’s and don’ts, work-
                                            and Retention
                                            The Member Services Committee will
ing with key team players and much
                                            present a train-the-trainer workshop
more. Participants will view handouts
                                            to help participants learn how they can
of working documents, as well as
                                            present all the benefits of membership
before-and-after pictures of renovated
                                            to gain new members. An opportunity
schools.
                                            to share ideas and success stories will
Kitchen Financial Success                   be included.
Come learn how to use inventory, pro-
duction records and standardized
                                            Public Speaking 101
                                            During this session, Steve Kissell will
recipes as tools to manage the budget
                                            share insider tips gained from his pro-
for each individual school.
                                            fessional speaking experience and will
Participants will learn how these tools
                                            demonstrate how to grab attention and
affect the finances in their kitchen and
                                            keep it. Participants will learn ways to
how they can use these tools to
                                            punch up and add pizzazz to any pres-
improve each school’s financial suc-
                                            entation.
cess. (Two sessions on Tuesday)
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EDUCATION SESSIONS

Aspiring Assistant                          10 Marketing Secrets of the                 Learn how to connect with local agen-
Managers                                    Purple Cow                                  cies to provide meals for the needy. Or
Participants of this session will role      Purple Cow marketing involves com-          if your leftovers only are fit for pigs,
play common situations in school            munication techniques and building          learn how they may benefit livestock.
kitchens to gain a better understanding     partnerships. Participants will under-
of what it takes to succeed as a manag-     stand the concept of the Purple Cow
                                                                                        Realistic Strategies to
er and advance in the school nutrition      and learn marketing ideas, find
                                                                                        Support a Food-Safety
profession.                                 resources and change problems into
                                                                                        Management Plan
                                                                                        Find out how a school district designed
                                            opportunities in both small and large
Cultivating Leadership in                   districts.
                                                                                        and executed strategies to ensure the
Your Staff                                                                              success of their food-safety manage-
Everyone has the potential to be a          Creative Customer Service                   ment plan. These strategies include
leader, but how individuals interact        Motivational trainer Steve Kissell          facility assessments; use of an inde-
with other staff either can encourage       offers dynamic tactics on how to            pendent party to conduct food-safety
or prevent leadership. This session will    reduce stress, improve employee             audits; and development of a proactive
give you some quick tips to help grow       morale and increase job performance.        training program to ensure consistency.
leaders in your ranks and make your         Learn the necessary skills to deal with
job easier!                                 customers in a positive, creative and
                                                                                        Cooking for the New
                                            constructive manner.                        Generation
Making a Good First                                                                     Cooking for the New Generation is an
Impression                                  Increasing Participation:                   educational resource from NFSMI that
(See Sunday for description.)               Serving Food that Kids                      is designed to help school nutrition
                                            Love                                        professionals learn how to store, pre-
                                                                                        pare and hold processed foods to
       MARKETING                            Participants will learn new ideas for
                                                                                        ensure quality and safety. Come to this
                                            healthy and good-tasting menu items
Get the Skinny on Kids                                                                  session to learn how to prepare quality
                                            that will help increase participation
Designed for industry and foodservice                                                   processed foods more efficiently and
                                            and improve revenue. Also, learn how
directors, this session will provide keen                                               with less waste; how to read manufac-
                                            commercial trends in the restaurant
insights into the factors shaping stu-                                                  turers’ food labels; and follow the
                                            industry can affect participation.
dents’ food and beverage decisions                                                      instructions to properly prepare
both inside and outside the school cafe-    Public Relations Is You!                    processed foods; and identify resources
teria. The presentation also will review    If you are committed to assuring that       for proper food handling using SOPs
a Spring 2006 student survey.               customers leave the cafeteria nour-         and HACCP-based principles.
                                            ished and ready to learn, check out
National School Breakfast                                                               Food Allergy 101
                                            this session. Participants will climb the
Week Kick Off!                                                                          Participants of this session will discov-
                                            “Happy Customer Ladder,” using the
This session will kick off a new, fun                                                   er the importance of effective food-
                                            four “rungs” for maintaining and pro-
and creative theme for increasing                                                       allergy management in a school food-
                                            moting customer loyalty.
breakfast participation throughout                                                      service setting and learn what to do in
the year. Presenters also will share                                                    case of emergency. The presentation
celebration ideas and review tools for             SAFETY AND                           will use a mini “quiz show” to illustrate
members to make their school break-                 SECURITY                            lessons learned. The first 100 attendees
fast promotion a huge success!
                                            Leftovers for Pigs or People                will receive a food-allergy resource.
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Food Safety Is in Your                     Improving Wellness and
Hands                                      Educational Outcomes
Research on more than 120 hours of         Through Breakfast and
observation of handwashing practices       After-school Nutrition
in schools will be presented, along with   Programs
proposed benchmarks for school food-       Come learn from a panel of experts
service. Participants will practice        who will share winning strategies that
proper handwashing with GloGerm            promote participation in after-school
supplies and become aware of new           snack programs, the Summer Food
training materials.                        Service Program and the School
                                           Breakfast Program.
Safe for Me: Tools to Help
Implement Your Food                        Put Your Wellness Pants On
Safety Plan                                Motivate wellness partners with quick
This session will highlight useful tools   3-5 minute activities that students,
that directors and supervisors can use     teachers and staff can do to improve
to train kitchen staff in implementing     wellness by increasing their physical
food-safety and HACCP plans.               activity.

Dealing With a Suspected                   The Role of Schools in
Foodborne Illness Outbreak                 Promoting Healthy Eating
Learn how a director endured a sus-        and Physical Activity
pected outbreak of over 350 children.      Participants will review the connection
The discussion will cover the critical     between health and academic achieve-
process of collecting samples with the     ment and be introduced to research-
health department and identify the         based strategies, tools and resources to
need to create protocols in individual     improve the school environment and
schools to handle such a situation.        provide opportunities to adopt healthy
                                           eating and physical activity behaviors.
         WELLNESS                          Tools and resources will also be shared
                                           on local school wellness policy imple-
Alliance for a Healthier
                                           mentation, monitoring and evaluation.
Generation: School
Beverage Guidelines and                    Bring Magic Back to the
Healthier School                           Cafeteria!
Environments                               Come learn the secrets of food to bring
This session will identify sustainable     back the magic in your cafeteria.
actions that schools can take to devel-    Participants will increase their creativ-
op healthier school environments.          ity and knowledge of nutrition; learn
A video will be shown describing           how to incorporate USDA’s Food
school beverage guidelines and the         Pyramid with their nutrition lessons;
recommendations will be explained.         and be prepared to partner with school
Participants will discuss strategies and   faculty, staff and community with this
lessons learned, as well as learn about    new venture.
available support and assistance.


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EDUCATION SESSIONS

Laugh Your Way to                              FINANCIAL                            Marketing YOU from Start
Success                                                                             to Finish
Professional speaker Laura Stack will
                                              MANAGEMENT                            (See Monday for description.)
teach the importance of fun in the       Becoming an Employer of
workplace as a way of increasing cre-    Choice
ativity and productivity; improving      Successful foodservice administrators             MARKETING
morale; and creating stronger teams.     must realize employee retention and        Applying the DISH
Participants will learn strategies to    talent management are integral to sus-     Philosophy in Your Own
inject humor into each day, as well as   taining leadership and growth. This        Environment
how to diffuse tension and help co-      session will help participants develop     Come listen as speaker Bill Guertin
workers lighten up!                      and improve employee retention             teaches the DISH! Philosophy, a 4-
                                         programs by providing cutting-edge         point program that shows each partici-
      WEDNESDAY,                         strategies and training to recruit, man-   pant that just as food contains vita-
                                         age, retain and develop the best work-     mins and nutrients, it’s just as impor-
        JULY 18                          force available.                           tant to serve that food in a healthy,
     COMMODITIES                                                                    proactive way. This spirited, high-
Commodity Bidding:                              LEADERSHIP                          energy session will address the ways
Updating, Evaluating and                 Mastering Personal                         you can add fun, smiles and a little
Integrating                              Productivity: Moving
                                                                                    “spice” to your daily workday.
Are your bids up to date? Learn more
                                         at the Speed of Life
about the latest specs, codes and
                                         Does the speed of life leave you feeling
brands, as well as the do’s and don’ts
                                         tested, bested, toasted and roasted?
of commodity bidding.
                                         Attend this innovative, research-based
                                         course on improving your personal
                                                                                          MEMBERSHIP
Intricacies of Commodity                                                                   SECTION
                                         productivity and listen as Laura Stack
Processing–the Devilish                                                                    MEETINGS
                                         offers a multitude of physiological,
Details
                                         psychological, behavioral and environ-
Familiarize yourself with value pass                                                   Each year at ANC, special meet-
                                         mental productivity strategies.
through options and terminology, and                                                   ings are planned for SNA’s dif-
                                         Attendees will learn new ideas from
the special nuances of meat and poul-                                                  ferent membership sections.
                                         “The Productivity PRO”® on increas-
try processing. Also, learn about the                                                  These offer an excellent oppor-
                                         ing output without increasing effort
product tracking responsibilities that                                                 tunity for you to mingle with
                                         and performing at your matchless best!
school districts must understand when                                                  colleagues in your section and
deciding to further process their com-   Michigan’s Statewide                          share your common goals,
modities.
                                         Training Program for                          achievements and concerns.
                                         School Nutrition Personnel                    Each meeting also will include
Healthy Cuisine for Kids                                                               commentary from a professional
                                         Come hear about the partnership
NFSMI’s Healthy Cuisine for Kids
                                         between SNA of Michigan and the               speaker. Stay tuned to the SNA
(HCK) helps school nutrition profes-
                                         Michigan Department of Education,             website for speaker information
sionals develop the culinary skills
                                         which provides a training program for         and check the Schedule at a
needed to prepare and serve healthy
                                         school foodservice personnel.                 Glance for meeting times.
and appealing meals. The presenters
                                         Participants will learn about the
will discuss practical approaches for
                                         processes used to develop, deliver and
incorporating the Dietary Guidelines
                                         market training courses to employees.
for Americans into school meals.


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Trends and Opportunities                   Implementing the IOM
in Restaurants and                         Nutrition Standards for
Institutions                               Foods in Schools
Customers today are becoming increas-      The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM)
ingly savvy and it is essential to know    Nutrition Standards for Foods in
what they are looking for when they        Schools makes recommendations
come into your cafeteria. Come learn       regarding appropriate nutrition stan-
about current trends in what cus-          dards for the availability, sale, content
tomers want in restaurants and institu-    and consumption of competitive foods
tions.                                     and beverages. Come learn about key
                                           recommendations; policy and pro-
       SAFETY AND                          grammatic implications; and steps to
                                           successfully applying them in schools.
        SECURITY
The Hot Beef Sundae:                       Trigger School-Wide
HACCP-based                                Excitement By Making
Standardized Recipe and                    Good Eating Great Fun!
Assessment of Item                         Using a special brand of live theater
Acceptance                                 and hands-on strategies, participants
Over 23,000 Hot Beef Sundaes were          will learn how to effectively market
sold at the 2006 Iowa State Fair.          good nutrition to children and school
Developed to appeal to the youth mar-      staff. This session incorporates award-
ket, the Hot Beef Sundae resulted in a     winning techniques to make healthy
HACCP-based standardized recipe            food irresistible to children, positive
with potential to use commodity prod-      media coverage for nutrition pro-
ucts; food, labor and supply cost data;    grams, connecting the cafeteria with
nutritional value; product plate waste     nutrition education throughout the
information; and results of acceptance     school environment and much more.
surveys with students and staff.

        WELLNESS
Begin with the End in
Mind: The Role of Program
Evaluation in Daily
Operations
How do you know if your wellness poli-
cy and HACCP plan are really work-
ing? At this session, participants will
learn how to develop a program evalu-
ation system to measure and track pro-
gram effectiveness.




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HOTELS

Why Book at SNA’s Hotels?                                      athletic and spa facility, along with a restaurant on the
Each year, SNA works hard to keep your overall confer-         premises. Note: This hotel does not offer a quad rate.
ence costs as low as possible. Our group arrangements with
the official ANC hotels in Chicago afford members with
                                                               4. Hilton Chicago
                                                               (Headquarters Hotel)
protective clauses to prevent them being shut out from a
                                                               720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
hotel, as well as discounts that allow SNA to keep your reg-
                                                               $159S/$159D/$184T/$209Q
istration fees low. Therefore, we ask you to book with SNA
                                                               The Hilton Chicago overlooks such scenic sites as Grant
hotels and request the “SNA Rate” for our conference.
                                                               Park, Lake Michigan and Millennium Park and is the clos-
                                                               est luxury hotel to the Convention Center. Amenities
SHUTTLE INFORMATION:
                                                               include high-speed Internet access, fitness facilities and
Complimentary shuttle bus transportation will be available
                                                               four restaurants onsite.
to all official SNA hotels listed here. Regular service will
run to and from the Convention Center throughout the
                                                               5. The Chicago City Centre Hotel and
entire conference.
                                                               Sports Club
                                                               300 East Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
(S/D/T/Q = single/double/triple/quad)
                                                               $154S/$154D/$174T/$174Q
                                                               This hotel is just blocks away from Chicago’s Navy Pier
1. The Allerton Hotel
                                                               and shopping on the Magnificent Mile. Amenities include
701 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
                                                               high-speed Internet access, complimentary membership to
$151S/$151D
                                                               the Lake Shore Athletic Club (featuring an indoor pool)
This elegant hotel is within walking distance of some of the
                                                               and four casual-dining restaurants.
Windy City’s best shopping, dining and museums.
Amenities include a complimentary fitness center, high-
                                                               6. The Palmer House Hilton
speed Internet access and dry cleaning services, along with
                                                               17 East Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603
a restaurant on the premises. Note: This hotel does not
                                                               $153S/$153D/$178T/$203Q
offer triple or quad rates.
                                                               Located in the heart of the Chicago Loop, guests of the
                                                               Hilton Palmer House will have easy access to shopping
2. Best Western Inn of Chicago
                                                               along Michigan Avenue, with close proximity to other
162 East Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
                                                               attractions, including the Art Institute of Chicago,
$137S/D/T/Q
                                                               Millennium Park and the Navy Pier. Amenities include
The Best Western Inn, featuring newly renovated guest
                                                               high-speed Internet access, a fitness center, pool and a
rooms and suites, is located in close proximity to the
                                                               restaurant on the premises.
upscale shops on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Amenities
include a landscaped rooftop terrace with panoramic
                                                               7. Radisson Hotel & Suites Chicago
views, a fitness center and high-speed Internet access.
                                                               160 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611
                                                               $135S/$135D/$155T/$175Q
3. The Fairmont Chicago
                                                               Corner Suites $158S/$158D/$178T/$198Q
200 North Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
                                                               Centrally located just a half block from Michigan Avenue
$169S/$169D/$194T
                                                               and close to all the popular downtown Chicago attractions,
Rising gracefully above Millennium Park and Chicago’s
                                                               the Radisson welcomes guests with warm hospitality.
impressive lakefront, the Fairmont Chicago is located near
                                                               Amenities include high-speed Internet access, fitness center
major attractions, including the Navy Pier and the world-
                                                               and outdoor rooftop pool, along with a restaurant on the
renowned shopping along the Magnificent Mile. Amenities
                                                               premises.
include spacious rooms, discounted access to an adjacent




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                                                    HOUSING FORM ANC 2007
Support SNA and our fabulous hotels! Book through the Housing Bureau for special SNA conference rates. Be sure to book your reservation by June 1,
2007. After June 1, the official conference blocks will be released back to the hotels and the hotels may charge significantly higher rates. All rates are
per night and are subject to a 15.4% occupancy tax (subject to change). Hotels may charge additional fees for rooms with additional occupants. When
making a reservation, please provide a room and bedding preference on the Housing Form. The hotels will assign specific room types upon check-in,
based upon availability. Please be advised that requests are not guaranteed.

    THREE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER:
    1. Register online at www.schoolnutrition.org (Credit Card payments only)
    2. Fax credit card payment and a complete housing reservation form to (506) 433-3033. One form per room.
    3. Call SNA’s Housing Call Center; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (EST) at (888) 351-8969.

 Individual attendees complete this form. Please use one Housing Form per room. Make copies as needed. Housing Deadline: June 1, 2007
 SEND CONFIRMATION TO: (Fill this portion completely)                         Are you an     ____EXHIBITOR       OR     ____ATTENDEE? (check one)


 First Name                                                                Last Name

 Company/Organization                                                      Mailing Address

 City State/Province                                                       Zip Code/Country                           E-mail Address

 Phone (Country Code/Area Code/#)                                          Fax (Country Code/Area Code/#)


 HOTEL INFORMATION: (List three choices in order of preference.)

 First Choice Hotel                                                        Arrival Date

 Second Choice Hotel                                                       Departure Date

 Third Choice Hotel                                                        Smoking                         Non-smoking

 __ Single (1 bed)     __ Double (2 people)   __ Double (2 beds)    __ Triple/Quad (3 or 4 people)     __ Suites (call for availability and information)
 List all occupants in room: (Include yourself)

 Guest #1                                                                  Guest #2

 Guest #3                                                                  Guest #4
 *Reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your request. If all three requested
 hotels are unavailable, please process this reservation according to (Choose one): __ Location          __ Rate
 GUARANTEES: All hotels require a valid Credit Card guarantee with each reservation request. Credit cards may be charged one night’s room deposit
 after June 1, 2007. Requests received without credit card information or payment will not be processed. Please fill out the credit card information
 below entirely. All cancellations made after June 1, 2007 are NON-REFUNDABLE. If using a debit card for incidentals, the hotel will charge a mini-
 mum of $50 immediately upon check-in.
 CANCELLATION POLICY: A $30 processing fee will be charged per reservation for all cancellations made prior to June 1, 2007. In addition
 to this processing fee, cancellations and no-shows after the June 1, 2007 cut-off will be subject to individual hotel cancellation policies.
 Cancellation fees will be processed no later than 90 days after the conference.
 ______ Please initial here to indicate that the attendee has read and agrees to all policies.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Hotel acknowledgments will be sent after each reservation booking, modification and/or cancellation. Review this confirma-
tion carefully for accuracy. If you do not receive an acknowledgment via e-mail or fax within 10 days after any transaction, please contact the SNA
Housing Call Center, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (EST) at (888) 351-8969 or (506) 637-0297.
MODIFICATION/CANCELLATION: You may continue to make, modify, and/or cancel reservations based on availability via the Web or the SNA
Housing Call Center through July 1, 2007. If you have already booked a room and would like to review/change your reservation, please visit
www.schoolnutrition.org and enter your last name and acknowledgment number to locate your record. Beginning July 1, 2007, you may contact the
hotel directly. Please do not make hotel location changes at this time, only reservation date changes.
It has become common practice in the U.S. hotel community to charge organizations and associations for rooms that are canceled or released
at the last minute. Because of increasing costs for rooms released or canceled by attendees, the above policies will be strictly enforced.

 CREDIT CARD PAYMENT INFORMATION: Please guarantee my room to the following credit card:                               __MC      __VISA     __AMEX

 Card Number                                                                          Expiration Date (Month/Year)

 Cardholder’s Name (Please Print)                                                     Signature
 * By signing your name you are indicating you have read and agree to all stated housing policies. If paying by check, please make it payable to ANC
 2007/Conference Direct. Payment must be in U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank. NO WIRE TRANSFERS ACCEPTED.

                              PLEASE MAIL COMPLETED RESERVATION FORM WITH PAYMENT TO:
                          ANC 2007/Conference Direct, 17206 Lancaster Hwy., Suite 508, Charlotte, NC 28722
CHICAGO CITY INFORMATION

McCormick Place Convention Center                                Metra
(Lakeside Center)                                                Phone: (312) 322-6777
2301 South Lake Shore Drive                                      http://metrarail.com
                                                                 Metra is the premier
Chicago, IL 60616
                                                                 commuter rail system
The McCormick Place Convention Center, the nation’s
                                                                 serving northeast
largest, attracts close to 3 million visitors each year. ANC
                                                                 Illinois, with four
will take place in the Lakeside Center building, located
                                                                 major downtown ter-
only minutes from downtown Chicago. For more informa-
                                                                 minals. Metra’s more
tion on McCormick Place, visit www.mccormick place.com.
                                                                 than 245 stations
                                                                 throughout the area,
Air Travel
                                                                 including O’Hare Airport,
SNA has negotiated special rates for ANC on American
                                                                 make traveling to many Chicago area
and Continental Airlines. You can call each airline directly
                                                                 destinations easy and convenient.
and refer to the following file numbers:
      • AMERICAN AIRLINES (800) 433-1790;
         Authorization Code #5077AA
                                                                 Amtrak
                                                                 Union Station
      • CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (800) 468-7022;
                                                                 225 South Canal Street
         Agreement Code BJ5HLW and Z Code ZV2J
                                                                 Chicago, IL 60606
If you prefer, you also can search the following websites
                                                                 Phone: (800) USA-
for discounted fares: www.expedia.com; www.orbitz.com;
                                                                 RAIL/(800) 872-7245
and www.travelocity.com. Reservations also can be made
                                                                 www.amtrak.com
through MacNair Travel at (800) 833-4382 or www.mac-
                                                                 Amtrak trains arrive
nair.com.
                                                                 and depart daily, con-
                                                                 necting Chicago to major
Ground Transportation
                                                                 cities throughout the
Two airports, O’Hare International and Midway Airport,           nation. Tickets may be pur-
service the Chicago area. The Convention Center and              chased in person at any Amtrak
downtown Chicago are approximately 13 miles from                 station, via phone or the Internet.
O’Hare and 10 miles from Midway. Continental Airport
Express vans depart O’Hare for downtown hotels every 5-          Highway Information
                                                                 If you prefer to drive,
10 minutes. Normal travel time is 45 minutes. Vans depart
                                                                 McCormick Place is con-
from Midway every 15 minutes. Normal travel time is 30           veniently located near
minutes. For more information on Chicago and suburban            many expressways and
service, contact Continental Airport Express at (773) 247-       main thoroughfares.
1200 or (888) 284-3826. For pricing and online reserva-          To obtain customized
tions, visit www.airportexpress.com. Discount coupons are        directions to the Con-
                                                                 vention Center, visit
available. Taxi service also is available at each airport. For
                                                                 www.mccormickplace.
more information about traveling to and from Chicago,            com.
visit www.flychicago.com.
                                                                 Parking
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)                                  There are two main parking lots on the McCormick Place
The CTA operates the nation’s second-largest public trans-       property. All are in close proximity and a safe walking dis-
portation system, with approximately 2,000 buses and             tance to the convention complex. The current daily park-
1,190 rapid transit trains covering Chicago and 40 sur-          ing rate is approximately $16.
rounding suburbs. CTA buses and trains connect you to
museums, sporting events and shopping, taking you just
about anywhere you need to go. For more information,
visit www.transitchicago.com.




                                       page twenty-one • www.schoolnutrition.org
                                TOUR REGISTRATION FORM
 DAY/DATE       TIME                 TOUR                              #TIX         COST            TOTAL
 SAT., 7/14     9:00 am-1:00 pm     Windy City Experience               ______     @ $50/ea =      $________
                9:00 am-2:00 pm     From the Maindeck to the Skydeck ______        @ $78/ea =      $________
                9:00 am-2:00 pm     Chicago’s Melting Pot: Exploring    ______     @ $45/ea =      $________
                                    Ethnic Neighborhoods
                5:30 pm-10:30 pm    Chinatown & Chicago Nightlights     ______     @ $56/ea =      $_______

 SUN., 7/15     9:00 am-1:00 pm     Windy City Experience               ______     @ $50/ea =      $________
                9:00 am-2:00 pm     From the Maindeck to the Skydeck ______        @ $78/ea =      $________
                9:00 am-2:00 pm     The Ins & Outs of Art in Chicago    ______     @ $56/ea =      $________

 THU., 7/19     9:00 am-2:00 pm     Chicago’s Melting Pot: Exploring    ______     @ $45/ea =      $________
                                    Ethnic Neighborhoods
                9:00 am-2:00 pm     The Ins & Outs of Art in Chicago    ______     @ $56/ea =      $________
                5:30 pm-10:30 pm    Greektown & Chicago Nightlights     ______     @ $67/ea =      $________

                                                           TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $________________


PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY                                      PAYMENT METHOD: (Please Check One)
Name:___________________________________________          I Check payable/mail to: ON THE SCENE.
Address:_________________________________________         I MasterCard    I Visa       I AmEx      I Discover
City: _____________________ State: _____ Zip: _______     _________________________________________________
Phone: __(______)________________________________         Card #
Fax: __(______)__________________________________         ___________________
                                                          Exp. Date
Hotel while in Chicago: ________________________
                                                          _________________________________________________
E-mail: __________________________________________        Card Holder Name (print)
Please note any special needs you may have:               ________________________________________________
                                                          Card Holder Signature
_________________________________________________
                                                          ________________________________________________
_________________________________________________         Date


                            MAIL/FAX PAYMENT BY JUNE 29, 2007 TO:
                     ON THE SCENE, ATTN: SNA TOURS
  500 N. Dearborn St., Ste. 550, Chicago, IL 60610 • (312) 661-1440 x204 • (312) 661-1182 (fax)

GENERAL INFORMATION
• Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Tour Booth. You will receive an e-mail or fax confirmation of your
  order.
• Deadline for registration for all tours is JUNE 29, 2007. Tickets also will be offered on site at the Tour Booth
  beginning the first day of the ANC ’07 Conference.
• Full payment must accompany registration form. Check and money order, in U.S. funds, will be accepted, in addi-
  tion to MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.
• Tickets are non-refundable.
TOURS

Chicago’s Melting Pot: Exploring Ethnic                          Fountain, one of the largest fountains in the world.
Neighborhoods                                                    Cost: $56
Sat., July 14, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thurs., July 19, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
                                                                 Greektown and Chicago Nightlights
                                                                 Thurs., July 19, 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
                            With Chicago’s vast array of
                                                                 Enjoy a Greek feast at one of the wonderful restaurants in
                                culturally rich communities
                                                                 Chicago’s Greektown community, where you can sample a
                                   and neighborhoods, it is
                                                                 wide variety of delicious specialties. After dinner, see
                                     said that you can expe-
                                                                 Chicago by night, including breathtaking sights of the sky-
                                      rience the world with-
                                                                 line from Planetarium Point, as well as a stop at the color-
                                      out ever leaving the
                                                                 ful Buckingham Fountain, one of the largest fountains in
                                      city limits. On this
                                                                 the world. Cost: $67
                                     tour, you will explore
                                  the ethnic sights and
                                                                 From the Maindeck to the Skydeck
                               sounds of Chinatown,
                                                                 Sat., July 14, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
                          Greektown, Little Italy and
                                                                 Sun., July 15, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
more. You also will be able to visit the DuSable Museum of
                                                                                           Ever wondered why the Chicago
African American History, with its nearly 13,000 items, as
                                                                                               River flows backward? Hop
well as the Mexican Fine Arts Museum, the nation’s largest
                                                                                                  aboard a Chicago River
Mexican cultural center. Cost: $45
                                                                                                    Cruise and learn the
                                                                                                    answer to this question,
Windy City Experience
                                                                                                    while hearing more sto-
Sat., July 14, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
                                                                                                    ries and anecdotes about
Sun., July 15, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
                                                                                                   this great city’s history
Experience all the excitement this city has to offer, as you
                                                                                                 and admiring the dozens of
check out the famous landmarks and innovative architec-
                                                                                              skyscrapers that line the
ture that set Chicago apart from any other city. The tour
                                                                                          River. The cruise also will travel
will start with a look at Water Tower Place, Lake Shore
                                                                 through the locks and out onto Lake Michigan! As though
Drive and the Magnificent Mile, then will take you past
                                                                 the view from the River weren’t lovely enough, just wait
three of the five tallest buildings in the western hemi-
                                                                 until you look over the Chicago skyline from the observa-
sphere, as well as Soldier Field, the Art Institute of
                                                                 tion deck of the Sears Tower. Cost: $78
Chicago, the spectacular Millennium Park and more. The
highlight will be a visit to the observation deck of the Sears
                                                                 The Ins and Outs of Art in Chicago
Tower, where you truly will be able to appreciate the
                                                                 Sun., July 15, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chicago skyline. Cost: $50
                                                                 Thurs., July 19, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
                                                                 Discover the giants of Chicago’s outdoor art world, includ-
Chinatown and Chicago Nightlights
                                                                 ing the Chicago Picasso, Calder’s towering Flamingo,
Sat., July 14, 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
                                                                 Miro’s Chicago, Dubuffet’s playful Monument with
This Chinatown tour will take you into the largest Chinese
                                                                 Standing Beast and Chagall’s captivating mosaic mural,
community in the Midwest. The first stop will be a visit to
                                                                 The Four Seasons. Then, head indoors to the Art Institute
a restaurant, where you will enjoy an authentic Chinese
                                                                 of Chicago, where you will have a special introduction to
dinner, followed by a nightlights excursion, which will
                                                                 the museum’s collections that will highlight its extensive
allow you to see the city from a whole new perspective, as
                                                                 holdings of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.
the sun goes down and the lights come on. The tour will
                                                                 This tour will include plenty of free time to enjoy one
include a view of the magnificent skyline from Planetarium
                                                                 of the most comprehensive art museums in the world.
Point, as well as a stop at the colorful Buckingham
                                                                 Cost: $56


                                      page twenty-three • www.schoolnutrition.org
                               EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: June 8, 2007

                  ANC 2007 REGISTRATION INFORMATION                                                                                ANC 2007
                                                                                                                                    Chicago
                                                                                                                              My Kind of Conference




                                                                                                                    EARLY BIRD ONSITE
REGISTRATION FEES                  (current SNA membership is required to receive the member rates listed below.)    (BY 6/8) (AFTER 6/8)

FS District Director/Major City Director/Supervisor/Educator                                                          $375                       $425
  Addt’l staff from same school district in this member category ($30 savings for registrants)                        $345                       $395
FS Manager/Employee–First person from same school district in this member category                                    $289                       $310
  Addt’l staff from same school district in this member category ($30 savings for registrants)                        $259                       $282
FS Retired                                                                                                            $350                       $380
FS Student                                                                                                            $75                        $78
FS Nonmember—Join SNA Now rate*                                                                                       $435                       $441
FS Nonmember                                                                                                          $465                       $471
Industry Member                                                                                                       $450                       $490
Industry Nonmember                                                                                                    $710                       $740
Guest/Family (adult) with member registrant                                                                           $320                       $324
Full Conference Registration fee includes all general and education sessions, Exhibit Hall, culinary demos and special events.
Daily Conference Registration will be available onsite only at the following rates: FS Member-$190; FS Nonmembers-$251; Mem-
ber Industry-$275; and Nonmember Industry-$475. Daily fees include events listed on that day only, excluding the Final Event.
*Join SNA Now! This option includes both your one-year membership fee in SNA at a special conference rate of $60 and
your Full Conference registration at the member rate.

NOTE:
Members receive special savings when            the same school district must take the                 Registration Form.
more than one person in the same mem-           following steps:                                    B. Send all registration forms from the
bership category registers from their           A. Include the name of the first person                same school district in the same
school district. To qualify for these               registered from the school district in             envelope or with the same fax.
savings, each member registrant from                the space provided on the

• Registrations received after JUNE 8,          • SPEAKERS: DO NOT use this form                    • No rolling bags will be allowed in the
  2007, will be charged at the onsite reg-        to register for ANC. Use the Speaker                Exhibit Hall.
  istration rates and confirmations will          Registration Form located in the                  • NOTE: The conference program and
  not be mailed.                                  Speaker’s Packet sent to you from                   events are subject to change.
• TRANSFERS: Registrants who are                  the Meetings Center.
  unable to attend the conference may           • PLEASE make a copy of this
  transfer their registration to another          Registration Form for your records.                     CANCELLATIONS
  individual within the same organiza-          • Register online, mail or fax your                  Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee,
  tion provided advance written notice            Registration Form. Please DO NOT use               will be made if you notify SNA Headquar-
  is forwarded to SNA at ANC2007@                 more than one method or you will be                ters by faxing your request to (703) 739-
  schoolnutrition.org or faxed to (703)           charged for multiple registrations.                3915 on or before JUNE 8, 2007.
  739-3915. Please provide your name                                                                 Cancellations must be made in writing. No
                                                • SNA liability prevents anyone under 16             refunds will be made on cancellations
  and the individual’s name to whom
                                                  years of age from being admitted to the            received after JUNE 8. Refunds and/or
  you are transferring your registra-
                                                  Exhibit Hall FOR ANY REASON at                     credits will be issued 30 days AFTER the
  tion. All transfers must be received
                                                  anytime.                                           conference.
  by JUNE 29, 2007 and will not be
  accepted onsite.


HOW TO REGISTER
• ONLINE                                           For the most up-to-date conference information, check the
  www.schoolnutrition.org                                   SNA website at www.schoolnutrition.org
• FAX (703) 739-3915                                               OR contact SNA directly:
  (VISA, MasterCard or                                      SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION
  American Express)                                            700 S. Washington St., Suite 300
• MAIL                                                            Alexandria, VA 22314-4287
  ANC ‘07 Registration
                                                              (800) 877-8822; fax: (703) 739-3915
  SNA, P.O. Box 791004
  Baltimore, MD 21279-1004
                                        EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: June 8, 2007

                                                 ANC 2007 REGISTRATION FORM                                                                       ANC 2007
                                                                                                                                                   Chicago
IS THIS YOUR FIRST ANC?             ___ YES          ____ NO                   (PLEASE PRINT ONLY, USING BLACK INK OR TYPE)                  My Kind of Conference




                                                                                                                           WAYS TO REGISTER:
 Membership No.                     Preferred Name on Badge                                                                • WEB: Register online at www.school-
                                                                                                                           nutrition.org

 First                                                                              Last                                   • FAX: Send registration form and
                                                                                                                           credit card info (VISA, MASTERCARD
 Title                                                                                                                     & American Express ONLY) to (703)
                                                                                                                           739-3915.
 Company/School District/Organization                                                                                      • MAIL: Send form & check to SNA
                                                                                                                           ANC ‘07 Registration, P.O. Box 791004,
 Mailing Address                                                                                                           Baltimore, MD 21279-1004. Be sure to
                                                                                                                           include the attendee’s name on the check
                                                                                                                           stub or P.O. for proper payment.
 City                                                                               State            Zip
            –               –                                          –                –                                  • AFTER June 8: Onsite Registration
 Business Phone/Other                                      FAX                                                             only.
                                                                                                                           NOTE: Exhibitors DO NOT USE this
 E-mail                                                                                                                    form, please register online.

A. REGISTRATION FEES:                   Early Bird Rate–EB (received on or before     FULL REGISTRANTS:
                                        6/8/07); Onsite Rate–OS (received after
                                        6/8/07 or onsite) (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE)       When purchasing a full registra-       REGISTRATION PAYMENT:
                                                                  EB        OS      tion, these Special Events are         1. CHECK enclosed, payable to SNA:
                                                                                    complimentary. You must check
FS Members Director/Supervisor/Educator                     $375 $425                                                      (ck#____________)
                                                                                    all of the event(s) you plan to
  +Addt’l from same school district & member category       $345 $395               attend in the Special Functions
  Name of first person from school district: ____________________________           section below left, so SNA can         2. PURCHASE ORDER enclosed:
FS Members Manager/Employee                                 $289 $310               guarantee space. (please check
                                                                                    event)                                 (PO#_______________________)
  +Addt’l from same school district & member category       $259 $282
                                                                                    I Wellness Event Against               TOTAL: $_________
  Name of first person from school district: ____________________________
                                                                                      World Hunger
FS Member/Retired                                           $350 $380
                                                                                                                           3. CREDIT CARD*
FS Member/Student                                           $75    $78              I Final Event
                                                                                                                           I MasterCard I VISA I AMEX
FS Nonmember—Join SNA Now rate                              $435 $441
FS Nonmember                                                $465 $471
                                                                                              committed to ensur-
                                                                                    I SNA ismeeting activities are
                                                                                      ing all
                                                                                     accessible. To discuss specific
Industry Member                                             $450 $490                                                      Card No.
                                                                                     needs further, call (800) 877-8822,
Industry Nonmember                                          $710 $740                ext. 127 no later than June 29,
Guest/Family (adult)                                        $320 $324                2007.                                 I I/I I
                                                                                                                           Exp. Date
                                                                                       Photographs will be taken of
                                SECTION “A” TOTAL $__________                        sessions & events at this confer-
+ Must be mailed at same time, in same envelope, or faxed at the same time.            ence for future use by SNA.         CREDIT CARD TOTAL $________
                                                                                                                           (Totals from all sections A, B, C)
B. PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS, JULY 14 & 15, 2007
Pre-registration is required. Sessions may be canceled if not full. If canceled, registrants will be                       Signature
offered alternate courses or receive a full refund by mail after the conference concludes. Check ses-
sion(s) you plan to attend.
I Intricacies of USDA’s Commodity Programs, Sat. 7/14                                                 $75                  Date
I Marketing to Kids, Sat. 7/14                                                                        $75
I Food Safety: Writing & Implementing an Effective School Food Safety Program, Sat. 7/14 $85
I Delivering Training, Sat. 7/14                                                                     $125                  Printed Name on Card
I Nutrition Update, Sat. 7/14                                                                        $125                  (*Credit card orders cannot be
I Special Needs Resources for Child Nutrition Programs, Sat. 7/14                                    $125                  processed unless this information is
I Child Nutrition Programs 101, Sat. 7/14                                                             $75                  completed in its entirety.)
I Culinary School, Sat. 7/14                                                                          $75
I Five Esssential Steps to Effective Training, Sat. 7/14                                              $75
I Child Nutrition: A Primer for Industry (Industry ONLY), Sat. 7/14                                   $75
I ServSafe Essentials (2 parts), Sat. 7/14 & Sun. 7/15                                               $200
I Healthy Edge Trainer Certification Workshop (2 parts), Sat. 7/14 & Sun. 7/15                       $200                                NOTE:
                                                                 SECTION “B” TOTAL $___________                                Be sure to review SNA
C. SPECIAL FUNCTIONS ONLY (PURCHASES)                                                                                         registration information
All attendees and guests must purchase tickets to the following special functions. You must check                            and the Cancellation Policy
the event(s) you plan to attend, so SNA can guarantee space for these events.                                                      on prior page.
I Chapter Leadership Day, Sat. 7/14 ____No. X $25 each = $_______
I Silver Circle Luncheon, Tue. 7/17 ____No. X $50 each = $_______
I EXTRA Final Event ticket(s), Wed. 7/18 ____No. X $85 each = $_______
                                                              SECTION “C” TOTAL $___________
                             SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

             FRIDAY, JULY 13                                            TUESDAY, JULY 17
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration                       7:30   am   -       Registration
                                                                      5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Emporium & Marketplace             7:30   am   -       Emporium & Marketplace
                                                                      5:00 pm
                                                      8:00   am   -       Education Sessions
                                                                      10:45 am
           SATURDAY, JULY 14                          9:30   am   -       Exhibit Hall–Directors
                                                                      11:00 am
7:30 am - 5:00 pm     Registration                                        Only
7:30 am - 5:00 pm     Emporium & Marketplace          10:00 am - 3:00 pm Silent Auction
8:00 am - 5:00 pm     Pre-Conference Sessions         11:00 am - 12:00 pm Culinary Demo
9:00 am - 5:00 pm     Tours                           11:00 am - 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall
10:00 am - 3:00 pm    Chapter Leadership Day          11:00 am - 4:00 pm Child Nutrition Showcase
                                                      11:30 am - 1:00 pm Silver Circle Luncheon
            SUNDAY, JULY 15                           1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Culinary Demo
7:30 am - 5:00 pm     Registration                    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm   Education Sessions
7:30 am - 5:00 pm     Emporium & Marketplace          3:30 pm - 5:00 pm   Third General Session
8:00 am - 12:00 pm    Pre-conference Sessions
8:00 am - 12:00 pm    SNS Credentialing Exam                          WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
9:00 am - 10:00 am    Inspirational Service           7:30   am   -       Registration
                                                                      12:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm     Tours                           7:30   am   -       Emporium & Marketplace
                                                                      12:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm    Silent Auction                  8:00   am   -       Silent Auction (pick-up)
                                                                      12:00 pm
10:15 am - 11:45 am   State Awards Ceremony           8:15   am   -       DDS/MCD and
                                                                      9:45 am
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm    Education Sessions                                  Foodservice Managers/
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm     Opening General Session                             Employees Section
                                                                          Meetings
            MONDAY, JULY 16                           8:30 am - 10:30 am State Agency Section
6:00 am - 6:45 am  Wellness Event Against                                 Meeting
                   World Hunger                       10:00 am - 11:00 am Culinary Demo
7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Registration                       10:00 am - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall
7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Emporium & Marketplace             12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Culinary Demo
8:30 am - 10:00 am Second General Session             1:15 pm - 2:15 pm   Education Sessions
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Opens                 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm   Closing General Session
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Silent Auction                     5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Final Event/Museum of
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Child Nutrition Showcase                               Science & Industry
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Culinary Demo
2:15 pm - 5:30 pm  Education Sessions
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  College Section Meeting
                                                                                                    ANC 2007
                                                                                                     Chicago
                                                                                               My Kind of Conference




                       Note: Schedule, speakers and sessions are subject to change.
              For updates please check onsite ANC Program Guide or www.schoolnutrition.org




                                700 S. Washington Street, Suite 300
                                Alexandria, VA 22314-42887
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