ANC in the Big D

ANC 2010: A Message from the Program Chair

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A BIG THANKS to SNA President Dora Rivas for appointing me ANC Program Chair for ANC in the Big D! Her leadership focusing on the Keys to Excellence has helped us to plan a conference that I am not only proud of, but can’t wait to participate in. The responses to the call for proposals were so unbelievable in the quantity and quality of the education sessions, it was hard to choose! With the excellent guidance of SNA Executive Director Barbara Belmont, SNA Dean of Education Danny Seymour and the rest of the SNA staff, we narrowed the list centered on the four fundamental areas (Operations, Nutrition, Administration and Communications & Marketing) of SNA’s Keys and Certification programs.

Our world is changing quickly, and I am so looking forward to learn from chefs, operators, industry and USDA, as they show us how they cook from scratch, implement farm-to-school programs, go green, use commodities, and plan for that ever-increasing student allergy issue. And because I am expecting a CRE next year, I am thrilled that experts from USDA will present a three-part session to help me show them that we can follow all rules! I am also thrilled that we are able to offer certification and financial management courses in addition to touring and learning about the great Dallas ISD operations as pre-conference sessions. I simply can’t wait for ANC in the Big D!

So don’t just sit there—get your spurs on and get ready to ride into ANC ready to learn by looking over the details about the conference on Let me know what you think!

Jody Houston, SNS
ANC Program Chair


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