Contact: Erik Peterson
(703) 739-3900 ext. 124
Healthy School Meals Take Center Stage at Baltimore Conference
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 13, 2005 – What will be on the menu at more than 99,000 school cafeterias this fall? Healthy school lunches and cold milk – and you can check them out in Baltimore next week. Over 6,000 participants are expected at the School Nutrition Association’s 59th Annual National Conference in Baltimore, Md. from July 17-20, 2005.
School nutrition professionals from all 50 states and 14 countries will meet to discuss healthy cooking techniques, food safety efforts, nutrition standards for vended and a la carte foods and beverages, food allergies and more.
Highlights of the four-day conference include:
The world’s largest gathering of school nutrition professionals also includes over 100 accredited educational breakout sessions on food safety and security, managing finances, program regulations, networking, wellness and nutrition, human resources and leadership. Over 400 exhibitors will display innovative new food and beverage items, equipment and technology, that contribute to healthy school meal programs. Members of the press are welcome to attend.
Contact Erik Peterson for information on scheduling interviews with SNA leaders and for free press registration: 703-739-3900 ext. 124.
The School Nutrition Association (SNA), www.schoolnutrition.org, 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.
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