The well-known quote, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” by author Helen Keller holds especially true for the school nutrition profession, as collaboration has been integral to its success. And today, collaboration has never been so essential.

With tight budgets and new nutrition standards, school nutrition professionals face significant challenges. Everyone has to do MORE...with less. It’s a tall order, but it doesn’t have to be. Because when we work together, even just one amazing idea can transform your operation or business and deliver the results you need to move your program to the next level!

At SNA’s 2013 Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC), the theme “Where Partners Create Possibilities,” couldn’t be more appropriate. It’s incorporated into every aspect of the event—from inspiring general sessions to the most relevant educational offerings—everything is designed to help you build essential relationships that will bring about the results your operation needs.

You’ll gain new ideas from inspiring keynote speakers and presentations from experts on topics including the latest data on the operational impact of the new meal patterns to how the outcome of the 2012 Presidential and Congressional elections may affect your operation.

The popular Innovation Station sessions will introduce you to the most current products and services on the market, allowing industry partners more valuable “face” time with key decision makers. Additional conference highlights include a First-Timers session, a networking luncheon and two STEPS Challenge Wellness Activities. Plus, CNIC participants will enjoy other opportunities to network and mingle during the designated networking breaks, the reception prior to the annual FAME awards, as well as the MyPlate Breakfast.

San Antonio (Texas) is the destination for CNIC 2013, and provides the perfect environment to mix business and pleasure. Because in this southwestern town, when Old West meets Tex-Mex the atmosphere is rich and exciting. Experience multicultural art, music, shopping and culinary offerings; as well as a magical River Walk and historic attractions like the Alamo. Be sure to make time to explore this vibrant city.

At this crucial point in school nutrition, you can’t afford to miss CNIC 2013. Register today and get ready to transform the way you think about school nutrition.