Will you be joining us for this year’s Annual National Conference in Denver? The theme for 2012 is “Explore New Horizons,” and the conference schedule is chock-full of expert speakers, important panel discussions, continuing education sessions, informative listening sessions, and—as always—an exciting Exhibit Hall where you will find the latest in cutting-edge food, supply, equipment, and service solutions, all of which were designed to improve the success of your school nutrition operation. We hope you will be joining us in Denver, July 14-18.
Stop by the School Nutrition Foundation booth to say hello and introduce yourself, and to share and learn more about breakfast-in-the-classroom. Do you have a breakfast-in-the-classroom success story? We will be capturing stories on video throughout the four day conference, so make sure you stop by the SNF Video Corner share your breakfast-in-the-classroom best practices. We will also have some great giveaways going on over the course of the week, so please come and find us!
If you need even more incentive to register for ANC 2012, the regular registration rate deadline has been extended through June 29. And no matter what sessions you decide to attend, please stop by and introduce yourself at the School Nutrition Foundation booth. We are looking forward to meeting you, and to another great year at ANC.
Every day of the conference will be filled with fun, informative sessions. Here are a few that we are especially excited about—won’t you join us?
Sunday, July 15
You won’t want to miss the Opening General Session at 2:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Theater, where America’s favorite fitness and wellness expert Denise Austin will deliver the opening keynote address.
Monday, July 16
Are you thinking about new menus to meet the new meal patterns? You won’t want to miss the 2:15 p.m. session “Menuing to Meet the New Meal Patterns” where this topic will be discussed. (Other time slots for this topic are being offered; consult your schedule for additional sessions.)
We will be leading “Expanding School Breakfast: Bringing Everyone to the Table II” at 3:30 p.m. on Monday. Whether you are just getting started or looking to expand, this promises to be an exciting education session.
Tuesday, July 17
If you can’t make the early (8:45 a.m.) leadership session entitled “Find Your Voice for Your School Nutrition Program,” don’t worry—there is another session being held at 10 a.m.!
We look forward to meeting the recipients of the Winston ANC First Timer Awards at our “Meet and Greet” at the SNF booth at 11:30 a.m.
Food allergies are one of the hottest topics in school foodservice at the moment. If you are concerned with managing food allergies in your school, we urge you to attend the 2:30 p.m. education session entitled “Managing the Mystery: Correcting Myths and Sharing Best Practices of Food Allergy Management.”
The second general session will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 3:30, where we will hear from White House Assistant Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass, as well as “The Supermarket Guru,” food advocate Phil Lempert.
Wednesday, July 18
The closing session will feature a School Nutrition Foundation update that we don’t want you to miss, and the final keynote speaker—Ali Vincent, the first female winner of the popular television show “The Biggest Loser.”
The final general session may be over, but stick around for more education sessions throughout the day. We are really looking forward to “Be Part of the Solution: How Schools End Childhood Hunger” at 2:25 p.m.
If you are unable to join us at ANC 2012 in Denver this year, we hope to see you next year. Check in with us here at Beyond Breakfast—and follow us on Facebook and Twitter—for real-time updates during the conference.