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School Nutrition Conference Focuses on Going Green and Saving MoneyAttendees Also Gather to Help Restore New Orleans Schools
ALEXANDRIA, Va., (January 6, 2008) – Making school nutrition programs more environmentally friendly and creating a more efficient supply chain are two ways school nutrition professionals are reducing costs to run more efficient programs during difficult economic times. From January 18-20, 2009, school nutrition professionals will join representatives from food and beverage companies, kitchen equipment manufacturers, distributors, technology firms, marketing professionals and other industry professionals at the School Nutrition Association’s annual Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference attendees will share knowledge about overcoming financial pressures, running efficient programs and taking leadership in the green schools movement.
The Conference includes sessions on the innovative and healthful food, beverage and equipment items designed for today’s nutritious school lunches, new research development in school nutrition and more. More than 350 attendees are expected for the three-day meeting, session highlights include:
This year, conference attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a special volunteer effort. The school nutrition professionals from across the country will come together to help their colleagues in New Orleans repair and restore schools devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Conference attendees will lend a hand at New Orleans Public Schools and the Archdiocese of New Orleans to paint walls and plant trees, among other projects. This unique service opportunity allows school nutrition professionals to become an active part of the restoration efforts in New Orleans.
Members of media are welcome to attend. Contact SNA at email address above to receive complimentary press registration.
The School Nutrition Association is a national, non-profit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. The Association and its members are dedicated to feeding children safe and nutritious meals. Founded in 1946, SNA is the only association devoted exclusively to protecting and enhancing children’s health and well being through school meals and sound nutrition education.
Child Nutrition Industry Conference 2009
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