October 26, 2011 – These are challenging times. From rising costs to tightening budgets, your district, like many others, is likely looking for ways to ensure that the money it spends to meet students’ needs goes as far as possible. But professional development is important, too, and SNA’s upcoming 2012 Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) in Orlando, Fla., promises to be one of the best educational and networking events you can attend. The perfect mix of these two takeaways is likely to get you the maximum bang for your buck…and if you register by the extended Early Bird registration deadline, November 15th, you will save $50 off the regular registration fees! Talk about getting the most out of your education dollar!
This annual meeting will be held January 15-17, 2012, at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort, and is your roadmap for navigating the most complex challenges on today’s bumpy school nutrition road. With timely sessions covering kid-consumer trends, personal wellness, meal patterns and the implementation of the pending new regulations, you’ll drive away with a clear sense of direction for the future. Plus, this conference is a unique opportunity to interact with your school nutrition peers who are experiencing many of the same day-to-day challenges you face in operating a successful program.
Of course, one of the highlights of the conference each year, and sure to be a hit at CNIC 2012, are the Innovation Station sessions! Get ready to team up with your peers to learn about the latest and greatest innovations that will influence the school nutrition market for years to come. During these exciting mini-sessions, thirty different companies will present recently introduced or in-development food, beverage, equipment and service solutions designed to streamline your daily operations. This unique mini-session approach gives you more opportunity to see and sample new offerings, while allowing industry partners more “face” time to obtain your feedback and answer your top questions.
With so many takeaways from CNIC, it shouldn’t be hard convincing your supervisor about why it’s so important to attend. However, if you need a little help demonstrating the importance of CNIC to your supervisor, SNA has created a letter template highlighting how your professional development at CNIC is a smart investment for your school nutrition program.
So, what are you waiting for?! Register by November 15th and get ready to join us in Orlando for CNIC 2012!
Register for CNIC
CNIC Letter to Your Supervisor
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