Contact: Erik Peterson
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (June 30, 2009) – Whole grain noodles, hummus dip, sunflower seeds, frozen bananas, soy nut butter, reduced sugar yogurt and 100% pure Alaskan Pollock are just a few of the nutritious new foods and beverages that could be served in schools next year. Low-fat versions of student favorites, new ways to serve whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and supplies all contribute to more than 30 million balanced, healthy meals served in schools each day.
More than 5,500 school nutrition professionals from around the country will pack into 200,000 square feet of exhibit space today at the 63rd Annual National Conference of the School Nutrition Association. With food and labor costs escalating, they will scout for ways to aid in the delivery of affordable, high-quality school meals in their local school districts. More than 315 companies will display a wide variety of healthy food and beverage products, equipment, nutrition education materials, software, services and more on the largest exhibit floor in the school nutrition industry at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center from June 29 to July 2, 2009. Among the healthy products on exhibit and expected to appear in lunchrooms this fall:
The SNA Annual National Conference, June 29 to July 2, 2009, features over 5,500 child nutrition and school foodservice industry professionals participating in over 80 educational workshops, the school best selling author Jeannette Walls.
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