School Nutrition Association of Arizona School Nutrition Association of Arizona School Nutrition Association of Arizona

President's Message

Lisa Thrower

Attention SNAAZ Members! I would like to introduce myself as the 2018 School Nutrition Association of Arizona President, Lisa Thrower. I am currently the Child Nutrition Director at Yuma School District One. This is my 18th year in the school nutrition industry. I have 3 children with my husband, Judd Thrower. Brooke age 9, Gwen age 8 and Luke age 6. My other "work family" consists of the 85 school nutrition professionals I work with every day. We are a very close department and I value the support I have received from them during my time on the SNAAZ Executive Board.

As your SNAAZ President I would like to cordially invite you to Save the Date for the 2018 State Conference September 14th & 15th, 2018. The conference theme this year is "SNAAZ: Under the Big Top," along with "The Greatest Food Show on Earth" for our Saturday Food Show Exhibits. This will be our first year at our new location, the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel. We will also be at a new area of the Phoenix Convention Center for the Food Show. Our State Conference Planning Committee is already in full swing planning for this spectacular event!

Please feel free to reach out to me with any SNAAZ related questions or concerns you may have. We are currently working on a new Website that we will share with our members as soon as we can. I hope to see some of you at the School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) in Sedona in June and also at the Annual National Conference in Las Vegas in July. This is an exciting year to be a SNAAZ member, hope you enjoy the ride!

Sending my best,