Featured Closing Event: SeaWorld® Orlando

Tuesday, July 12

SeaWorld® offers unique experiences for the whole family. Get up close with animals, take on epic coasters and water slides, or just kick back and relax. A ticket to the event is included in the full ANC conference registration fee. Make sure you indicate your intention to attend when you register.

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First-Timers Session

Sunday, July 10

Is this your first time attending ANC? If so, this informative session will guide you in the right direction to make the most out of the conference. Join the ANC 2022 Program Advisors for a rundown of can’t miss highlights and events and get your who, what, when, where and whys answered for ANC!

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New Connections Reception

Sunday, July 10

At this special event, ANC First-Timer Scholarship recipients and the directors who nominated them come together to celebrate and make new connections. This event is by invitation only.

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Culinary Demonstrations

Sunday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 12

There’s nothing more delicious than discovering fresh ways to prepare and serve school meals. Meet with experts who can share culinary secrets and nutrition tips to increase participation at your school. Seating is limited. Check back to learn more details about the dishes planned for this year’s demos.

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Membership Section Meetings

Sunday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 12

These targeted sessions are special “professional learning communities” that allow peers from all over the country to come together to discuss challenges and solutions. Check the schedule for your section meeting topic, date and time and plan to attend.

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Star Club Breakfast

Monday, July 11

The SNA Star Club is a program for recognizing and thanking members who are working hard to ensure the future of the Association by recruiting new members. This is an invitation-only event and Star Club members must RSVP to attend.

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School Nutrition Research & Best Practices Poster Showcase and College Section Meeting

Monday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 12

The Research & Best Practices Poster Showcase is the place to learn about the most recent cutting-edge research in school nutrition. View all the posters in the ANC Conference app. Additionally, join selected poster authors to hear a more in-depth presentation about their work from 2:45 pm - 3:45 PM on Monday, July 11th at the College Section Meeting. Authors will be available to answer questions, provide further insight, and discuss research in school nutrition.

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STEPS Strive to Thrive
Wellness Event

Tuesday, July 12

ANC is always an exciting and jam-packed few days of learning, networking, and connecting that can at the same time be overwhelming. Join fellow attendees for fun early morning wellness activity to help you reset, recharge and stay energized for the final day of the conference.

Sponsored by Jennie-O Turkey Store

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How to Promote Positive Mental Health & Resilience During Challenging Times  

Tuesday, July 12

Get practical tips and strategies to prioritize mental health and wellbeing and recover from burnout during times of chronic stress and uncertainty. Participants will receive practical tools and strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to promote mental wellness, work/life balance, emotional intelligence, and resilience.

Speaker: Joyce Marter