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ANC 2011: A Message from the Program Chair

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As the school year comes to an end, I’m counting down the days until ANC Nashville, now less than two months away!

There are so many reasons to attend this conference. Having attended my first conference in Boston so many years ago, I can still remember how in awe I was of the size of the Exhibit Hall, the number of attendees and the great educational sessions offered.

Unlike other conferences and exhibits, this conference truly focuses on the needs of school nutrition professionals. This year, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of education sessions in the key areas of operations, nutrition, administration, communications and marketing, as well as special sessions focused on leadership. Also, be sure to take advantage of some of the great pre-conference sessions, including “Back to the Future with Scratch Cooking” and “Produce: Get it Local and Keep it Safe,” as well as “Financial Management: A Course for School Foodservice Directors,” which I personally don’t want to miss!

With so much taking place in four days, if you were to ask me to pinpoint the reason why I will be at ANC, the answer is very simple. I want to be inspired; I want to feel energized about what we do; and I want to bring back the latest information on operating a successful foodservice program! Oh, wait, did I mention connecting with my friends and the opportunity to check out everything the great city of Nashville has to offer?! Lastly, how could I forget Alan Jackson! Need I say more?

I hope you will come to Nashville and experience everything this conference has to offer. I know you will be hooked on ANC just as I was back in Boston so many years ago!

Cindy Brooks
ANC Program Chair


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