Viva Las Vegas - Viva ANC

Great Housing News!

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Great news from the Official SNA Housing Bureau for ANC 2009! You may have noticed that rates have recently dropped at all official SNA Hotels: TheHotel at Mandalay Bay, Mandalay Bay, and Luxor. If you haven’t made your reservation just yet, you may do so via online at; or toll-free at 888.351.8969 to take advantage of great rates – rooms are available at Luxor as low as $59 per night!

Have you found any great travel deals, or other travel tips to share?

Year After Year, The Best Thinking in School Nutrition

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Year after year, SNA’s annual conferences provide attendees with valuable learning and networking opportunities, so it’s no surprise that ANC draws a large number of repeat attendees eager to take home the best thinking in school nutrition.

In their own words, two frequent ANC attendees share what keeps them coming back to SNA’s biggest conference of the year. “I have learned many things from the [educational] programs, but the networking is phenomenal,” says Teal Carpenter, director of food services for Gloversville City (N.Y.) School District.

Julie Tuttle, SNS, school nutrition director for Montgomery County (Ky.) School District, agrees. “I have met so many people across the United States that I look forward to seeing each year,” she says of the networking. Also, she notes, “Seeing the new ideas and food products in the Exhibit Hall allows us to be proactive, so we know what’s out there.”

Both of these repeat attendees also cite the importance of attending ANC to stay on top of your game. “I feel good when, three months down the road, I hear about something that was discussed in a session,” Tuttle explains. “I like having that communication and feeling like I’m on top of things.”

On top of that, Carpenter points out another vital reason to attend ANC. “Going to ANC is like recharging your battery,” she summarizes. “It’s fun, but you still learn, you meet great people and then you’re glad to be back in your own corner of the world.”

To experience firsthand the essential education, networking and innovative ideas and products to be found at ANC Las Vegas, be sure to register at

If you’re a repeat attendee, what excites you about ANC Las Vegas? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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