Shaping Tomorrow Together

Join us for SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC)
July 14-16, 2024   l  Boston, Mass.

About the Annual
National Conference

Known as the School Nutrition Event of the Year, the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference (ANC) unites thousands of school nutrition program operators, industry partners, and allied organizations for an unparalleled educational and networking experience every July.


#ANC24 Highlights



Innovative approaches and dynamic ideas you can learn from, create, and replicate to reimagine your school nutrition operations. More than 120 education sessions will cover the four Key Areas of Nutrition, Operations, Administration and Communications & Marketing.



Jump start your conference learning experience with a pre-conference workshop. Choose from a two-hour express session, a four-hour half-day or a full-day of learning. A wide range of topics are offered as well as the SNS Exam.



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ANC 2024 registration fees include access to all general and education sessions, the exhibit hall, culinary demonstrations and the closing event at the Convention Center. Conference registration is required to secure a reservation within SNA’s discounted ANC hotel block.


How to Download the #ANC24 App


While you’ll receive some print resources onsite, the SNA Events App is your most complete and up-to-date source for all #ANC24 information!

For iOS devices: Click the button to download or search for "SNA Events" in the Apple App Store.

For Android devices: Click the button to download or search for "SNA Events" in the Google Play store.

Once downloaded, log in using the email address you provided when registering for ANC. After logging in, you can start exploring education sessions, building your schedule and more!


Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel Information

When planning your visit to Boston, it’s always best to plan ahead. For information on Boston's attractions and interactive maps of the city, visit:



Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Boston. Historic landmarks share streets with award-winning restaurants, storied sports stadiums stand next to star-studded concert venues, world-renowned performance theaters brush shoulders with trendy nightclubs, and immersive urban green spaces intersect vibrant neighborhoods. With its rich history, Boston has something for everyone!



Exhibit Hall and people crowded

Exhibit Hall

ANC hosts the largest and most thrilling Exhibit Hall in the K-12 school foodservice market! Explore hundreds of booths showcasing culinary trends and cutting-edge food, beverage, supply, equipment and service solutions for your school nutrition operation.

"Long-time supporter, first-time attendee!  Small school districts do not always support traveling for PD (school boards are more about politics than people).  I finally said we're just doing it! Absolutely 💯 worth it! See ya in Boston!!"

ANC 2023 Attendee

I thoroughly enjoyed my first Annual Conference.  It was definitely a learning experience.  I appreciated the topics discussed and the allowance of feedback from attendees.  I brought back my food, drink, and software choices as well as ideas to improve my program.  Looking forward to Boston!

ANC 2023 Attendee

"As a first-timer, I really enjoyed myself.  I connected with other professionals from around the country and even got to meet many people I didn't know from my state. I learned a lot and my mind was open to some ideas I would like to introduce and incorporate into our NSLP and SBP."

ANC 2023 Attendee

"Had a fantastic time!! So thankful that I was able to attend and looking forward to the next one in Boston!"

ANC 2023 Attendee

"My group felt that they learned some new ideas from the classes they went to and are looking forward to trying a few of them. Yah--- this is how change will happen."

ANC 2023 Attendee

"I enjoyed every aspect of this year's ANC. The speakers of all the educational sessions were very good and full of information that I hope to use when we get back to school in the Fall."

ANC 2023 Attendee

"Great conference - ENCOURAGING, educational, networking, reminding us of the importance of our work!!!"

ANC 2023 Attendee

"This was my first-time attending ANC; I enjoyed my time, learned a lot, and feel inspired to Reach Higher! Thank you!"

ANC 2023 Attendee

"Had a fantastic time! Thank you for all the info and the chance to meet and exchange ideas with others from across the country."

ANC 2023 Industry Attendee

"There is always something worthwhile to learn during ANC."

ANC 2023 Industry Attendee

Future Meetings

Boston, MAJuly 14-16, 2024
San Antonio, TXJuly 13-15, 2025
Charlotte, NCJuly 12-14, 2026
Phoenix, AZJuly 11-13, 2027
Nashville, TN July 9– 11, 2028