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Registration Now Open for SNIC 2014 in Miami, Fla.

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October 2, 2013 – Don’t miss your opportunity to thrive with the School Nutrition Association! Registration is now open for the 2014 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC), January 12-14. At this conference, tools you need to build, maintain or improve a successful school foodservice program. This year’s conference will take place in sunny Miami, Fla., at the Hyatt Regency. The early bird deadline of November 8 is coming up quickly, so don’t miss your chance to take advantage of discounted rates.

SNIC 2014 Program Facilitator,
Dr. Douglas M. McCabe

This year’s theme is “Thriving in an Ever-Changing School Nutrition Landscape.” Each day focuses on a key component of the school nutrition profession, complete with a General Sessions speaker considered an expert in his respective field. Speakers include former senior director of training and development for Hard Rock International Jim Knight, marketing mastermind John Moore and branding and marketing expert Ira Blumenthal. Dr. Douglas McCabe of Georgetown University will serve as the conference facilitator.

Of course, one of SNIC’s key draws is the ability to network and interact with industry members during Innovation Stations, a chance for operators to preview the most innovative products on the market today for all facets of foodservice. This face-time with key decision-makers, along with helpful Industry Information Sessions, makes SNIC a valuable conference for industry members, too.

Online registration for SNIC 2014 is open now. After you do that, reserve your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Take advantage of the special SNA conference rate, you may make your reservation online, or call (888) 421-1442. Be sure to mention “SNA/SNIC” when making your reservation.

Don’t miss out on one of the top conferences for learning, networking and, of course, thriving in the school nutrition industry—SNIC 2014! For more information, stay tuned to or contact the SNA Service Center at (800) 877-8822 with your questions. See you in Miami!

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SNF’s Breakfast Learning Series: A New Way to Interact with Your Peers

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October 2, 2013 – Learn about tools available to assist in breakfast planning. The School Nutrition Foundation’s (SNF) Breakfast Learning Series will assist by helping you to identify your stakeholders and understand their needs. You will be able to refine your message and help foster a relationship built for success. You can learn more through SNF's new interactive Breakfast Learning Series, where you will help a fictitious district navigate its way to Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) success by interacting with other child nutrition professionals and school matter experts.

Segment 2: Engaging School Administration, Principals and Teachers begins this Thursday, October 3. Don’t miss this opportunity, register at

Webinar Wednesdays Presents Sustainable Breakfast in the Classroom Programs Start with Effective Assessments
SNF, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, will host a FREE webinar entitled “Sustainable Breakfast in the Classroom Programs Start with Effective Assessments,” October 16, 2013, from 2:00-3:15 pm EST. The presentation will be about the assessment process for breakfast in the classroom (BIC) programs and how it provides the framework for the development of the district BIC action plan.

Join this webinar to learn about making the most of the assessment process, best practices, and lessons learned from foodservice directors and operators who have successfully integrated BIC into their school nutrition programs. Whether you are considering breakfast in the classroom or you are in the process of implementing BIC, this webinar is for you.

Participation in this webinar is worth 1 SNA CEU. To register, go to

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