Legislative Action Conference 2009


Planning Your Evening and Local Visits
When planning your visit to the nation’s capital, it’s always best to plan ahead. Call the JW Marriott Concierge Desk at (202) 393-2000 for information on Washington, D.C.’s attractions. Interactive maps of the city can be found at

Confirmations and On-site Registration
All individuals registering for LAC 2009 before February 2, 2009, will be mailed a confirmation letter. Plan to pick up your final program, badge and other materials at the SNA Registration Desk in the hotel. Onsite registrations also will be accepted at the prevailing rates.

Continuting Education Units
Individuals who are SNA-certified are no longer required to fill out and submit a form to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for SNA’s national meetings. To help you maintain your certification, SNA will update your certification record (pending paid registration and attendance at LAC 2009) with the pre-approved number of CEUs; this includes general and breakout sessions.

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SNS Credentialing Exam
The School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Exam will be administered at LAC. Registration, approval and payment of fees must have been completed prior to LAC and cannot be made onsite. To register, contact Lisa Jones, member services processing specialist, at (800) 877-8822, ext. 148.
Fees: Members $150; Non-members $245
Exam Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009, 8:00 am–12:00 pm
Registration Deadline: February 7, 2009

Business attire is appropriate for LAC. Comfortable shoes are a must for your day on Capitol Hill, and cocktail attire is appropriate for Monday’s LAC banquet. Washington weather at this time of year can be unpredictable, so be sure to pack for possible chilly or rainy conditions. For current weather forecasts, check

SNA Legislative Issue Paper
SNA’s 2009 Legislative Issue Paper will be available in late January on SNA’s website at and onsite at LAC. If you need a district or school profile sheet to complete and bring with you for your visits on Capitol Hill, please call (800) 877-8822, and ask the SNA Service Center to fax one to you. District Profile sheets also will be available on the LAC 2009 section of

SNA Emporium
If you would like to purchase a memento from LAC 2009, the SNA Emporium will have a display and a limited amount of merchandise available for sale during LAC. Visit for Congressional gift rules. For Emporium hours during LAC, see the conference agenda. If you have specific questions regarding Emporium merchandise, call SNA at (800) 877-8822.