December 14, 2011 – The theme for next month’s Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC), SNA’s annual meeting of operators and industry partners, will focus on “Create Your Roadmap for Change” and is designed to provide attendees with ideas, information and solutions for navigating the most complex changes and challenges happening in the school nutrition profession today. But with Orlando, Fla., serving as the backdrop, CNIC attendees are also encouraged to recharge their batteries by having some fun when conference sessions are done for the day.
For starters, the Omni ChampionsGate Resort is the ideal place to relax and unwind, featuring golf and recreation activities and a spa. But if that’s not enough to keep you busy, here are six of Orlando’s famous theme parks available for you to visit and explore:
Disney’s Magic KingdomFrom Cinderella’s Castle to Space Mountain, this is where the world of “make-believe” comes alive and where fun surrounds you in seven wondrous lands of enchantment. CNIC attendees can save money on select Disney tickets with advance purchase by clicking here.
Disney’s EpcotThis park celebrates the cultures and wonders of the world through dazzling shows, interactive experiences and amazing attractions. CNIC attendees can save money on select Disney tickets with advance purchase by clicking here.
Discovery CoveThis is where you can swim with dolphins and marvel at the sight, sound and touch of such incredible creatures as topical fish, sharks, exotic birds and more.
SeaWorld OrlandoThis park will immerse you in the mysteries of the sea, from up-close animal experiences and unforgettable performances to the next generation of thrills.
Universal Studios FloridaGo behind the scenes, beyond the screen and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios, the world's premier movie- and TV-based theme park.
Universal’s Islands of AdventureHere timeless legends, cartoons and comic books come to life right before your eyes. You can explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you'll be transported into a magical world of thrills.
These are just a few of the parks that make Orlando the theme park capital of the world. And, of course, there’s so much more to see and do, from tours and attractions to shopping and dining. To learn more about what there is to see and do while in town, go to www.visitorlando.com or http://sna.orlandomeetinginfo.com.
There is no way to list everything you will learn and see while attending CNIC, but you’re guaranteed to walk away with powerful knowledge, lasting partnerships and unforgettable memories. So what are you waiting for?! Set your GPS and join us for CNIC 2012! If you haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late! Simply fill out the onsite registration form and turn it in at the CNIC Registration desk!
For details about the conference, including speakers, events and more, please visit the dedicated CNIC 2012 section of SchoolNutrition.org.
CNIC Onsite Registration Form
December 13, 2011—Interested in learning more about the effect of offer vs. serve approaches on the consumption of fruits and vegetables by elementary school children? How about perceived barriers and benefits to the School Breakfast Program? The Fall 2011 issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management is now available online. Each issue of this online exclusive publication features several research articles on topics critical to the successful operation of school meal programs.
In addition to the topics mentioned already, articles in this latest issue also focus on research related to vending machine offerings in middle schools and the development and evaluation of nutrition education competencies for preschool-aged children. You also will find a research update from the National Food Service Management Institute, as well as abstracts from the Child Nutrition Showcase poster display at SNA’s Annual National Conference in Nashville last July.
The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management is a peer-reviewed research journal published twice a year. To read the current issue, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=16319.
The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management—Fall 2011
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