ANC in the Big D

Mapping Out Your Visit to the ANC Exhibit Hall

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Put on your cowboy boots and hat, saddle up and get ready to lasso a heap o’ information about the latest and most cutting-edge food, beverage, service, supply and equipment offerings from hundreds of exhibitors. The ANC Exhibit Hall gives you a unique opportunity to view, taste and touch products designed to improve the success of your school nutrition operation.

Whether you have the authority to make purchase decisions or you help influence those decisions, you can make the most of your visit to the Exhibit Hall by coming prepared. Take a few minutes before you arrive in Dallas to identify the vendors that interest you and map out your visit Exhibit Hall experience in advance. Click here for an alphabetical listing of the 2010 exhibiting companies and for an interactive map of the exhibit floor.

The Exhibit Hall once again will include the popular dedicated aisles Dairy Way, Produce Row and USDA Lane, as well as a new addition: Eco-Friendly Aisle. In these special areas, you will discover everything from fruit, vegetable and going green trends to dairy products, USDA foods and their vendors.

Don’t forget to participate in School Nutrition magazine’s annual Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt. All you need to do is visit participating exhibitors and request that they punch or initial your playing card (found in your onsite Program Guide) and return the completed card to the SN booth in the Exhibit Hall to enter a drawing for many fabulous prizes. Winners will be posted at the SN booth on Wednesday, July 14. All foodservice operator and state agency attendee are eligible to participate.

Also, if you are an SNA member at the Major City or District Director level, you won’t want to miss the special Exhibit Hall time, Tuesday, July 13, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, that has been set aside for you to walk the aisles and network with exhibitors. As you enter the Exhibit Hall during this special time, be sure to pick up your an “All-Access Pass” card and get it signed by any five companies. Then just drop it off at the Exhibit Hall entrance by the end of this special time. Fifteen directors will win a 2011 SNA Conference Package, with free registrations for all SNA conferences in 2011 (CNIC, LAC and ANC; a $1,200 value). Winners will be notified on Wednesday morning and directed to a sponsoring company’s booth to pick up a certificate. 

Finally, the Exhibit Hall hours are designed not to conflict with scheduled education sessions, so there’s no need to tackle everything at once. So pace yourself and remember to have fun!

Have you created your “must-see” list of exhibit booths yet?


Very excited about this year ANC in Big D.
All I hear from my industry friends and all the foodservice operators going is "how much fun they are going to have at the show and how much they are looking for to see all the "new and exciting" products we all have to show them. We had a lot of "press" this year about the quality of foods that we are serving our kids in schools, so guess what?
Now in Dallas is our opportunity to show everyone the great products that we have for our kids. Products that are home style cooking, flavorful that are healthy.
Of course need to show everyone that yes,we do offer fruits and vegetables in our schools.
So, get your "fancy" cowboy hat and your "pink" cowboys boots and lets have fun at the show.
Looking to see everyone there!
Posted by: Jose Quinones at 7/2/2010 3:15 PM

Hello Everyone, Quality is within our reach! We cannot wait to attend ANC Dallas with the immense learning and networking opportunities available to us. I really like this time just before heading to the conference to plan my schedule. Print the Schedule at a Glance, Daily Educational Sessions, Exhibitor List and Floor Plan and map your way to a great conference.

We plan to take advantage of the SNF Learning Lab, to see first hand the New Marketing 101 Course and so much more! As we enter this exciting time in school nutrition programs we need to learn all we can to promote all the great things that we do. Take advantage of the cutting edge benefits of your SNA membership in every possible way! See you in the Big D!
Posted by: Janice King, RD, LDN, CDE at 7/3/2010 10:19 AM

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