Welcome to the School Nutrition Association of Arizona
We are an Arizona Organization of School Nutrition Professionals committed to advancing the quality of school meal programs
SNAAZ Helping to Nourish Arizona's Future Leaders
By belonging to SNAAZ / SNA, you are part of something bigger than just your school or district.
2022 Professional Growth Conference
Little America Hotel & Conference Center Flagstaff, Arizona February 25-26, 2022
2022 SNAAZ School Nutrition Industry Conference
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April 11-12, 2022 Westin La Paloma Resort / Conference Center Tucson, Arizona
About 2022 SNAAZ Professional Growth Conference
First Live In-Person Event Since COVID
A Great Event To Earn Education CEU’s – All Education Sessions Will Be Repeated So You Can see Them All
Gives You A Chance To Get Away And Visit Beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona
You won’t want to miss out on the 2022 SNAAZ Professional Growth Conference…
This year’s theme is “Happy To Be Together Again!”. The Professional Growth Planning Committee has been hard at work putting together an event that will benefit all levels of child nutrition. So, whether you are a front-line team member, manager, supervisor, or district director this conference will help and support you to further your knowledge and skills which in turn helps the students you serve each day. Also NEW this year will be that your registration covers Friday night dinner and FUNraising event!
You will not want to miss our Meet & Greet event because it has been so long since we were together face-to-face! What better way to catch up with old friends and make some new friends in a casual environment at the beautiful Little America Hotel.
Class 1 – “Telling a Powerful Story About YOUR Program” – Dayle Hayes Class 2 – “Testing Positive in a Negative World” – Craig Weidel Class 3 – “Where’s the Beef and WHO Moved My Cheese” – Jose Quinones & Travis Menard
“Taking Your Social Media From Stale to Fresh” – Angela Gomez
Class 1 – “Testing Positive In A Negative World” – Craig Weidel Class 2 – “You Can’t Have Teamwork Without Communication” – Sandra Schossow Class 3 – “The Little Things Matter In Customer Service” – Sabrina Kvavle
You won’t want to miss our Closing General Session because we have some wonderful prize giveaways!
Dayle Hayes MS, RD
Dayle is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association she has dedicated decades to making school environments healthy for students and staff.
President, Nutrition for the Future, Inc.
A Great Event To Earn Education CEU’s – All Education Sessions Will Be Repeated So You Can Hit Them All
“Telling a Powerful Story About YOUR Program” - Dayle Hayes
Unified messages can optimize perception, expand engagement, and maximize participation in school meals. Telling a powerful school nutrition story at the heart of successful Arizona students and every school nutrition professional has a key role to play.
Most of the stress in your life, both professionally and personally centers on other people and the confusing, frustrating, and difficult relationships we have with them. This session will arm you with some easy tools to solve problems most of us encounter when trying to communicate and deal with people who do not act, behave, or respond effectively or appropriately.
“FAD Diets” - Shannon Gleave
Have you ever had a student, teacher or parent say that they (or their child) are following a Paleo, organic, B2, Lacto-Ovo, or flexitarian diet? This session will cover the top 10 fad diets and leave you prepared with the facts so you can respond knowing the good, the bad and the ugly regarding fad diets.
“You Can’t Have Teamwork Without Communication” - Sandra Schossow
These two things go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately, many teams don’t understand that. Join Sandra for this fun and exciting program as she delves into just how important these two factors are to keep peace and harmony for your employees and children, they serve each day.
Where’s the Beef and WHO Moved My Cheese” - Jose Quinones & Travis Menard
Join us as we take a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our industry. We will explore how the pandemic has affected the food supply chain, why we are experiencing product shortages and what these changes mean to you for the present and in the future.
“Taking Your Social Media From Stale To Fresh” - Angela Gomez
Do you know that school food service programs have a great success in marketing their programs on social media? Are you using it to promote the great things you are doing? According to the PEW Research Center 91% of parents in the U.S. use social media to gather important information for their families.
“Canva – 101 Basics & Beyond To Market Your CN Program” - Ale Penaloza
Join Ale as she teaches you all the ins and outs of this wonderful design platform that lets you create everything from Instagram posts, flyers, business logos and more. In this session you will learn how to use this online free platform to market and promote participation in your child nutrition program.
“The Little Things Matter In Customer Service” - Sabrina Kvavle
For many child nutrition programs staff and management forget that just because you have a captive audience of students each day that eat in your cafeteria just how important customer service really is. Students have a choice they don’t have to participate in your program. Break down in customer service is usually tied to the little things and not the big things. Join Sabrina as she covers the little things which can make or break your child nutrition department as it applies to customer service.
Register for 2022 Professional Growth Conference
We are so excited to announce the 2022 Professional Growth Conference and its theme, “Happy To Be Together Again!” at the beautiful Little America Hotel & Conference Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. And yes, we are happy and excited as this will be our first live in-person event since COVID. The PG conference committee has planned a spectacular event for every level of child nutrition. So, if you are a director, supervisor, manager, or frontline team member there will be great educational information geared specifically for you.
Registration Fee: Early Bird (December 17, 2021 – January 31, 2022) = $119 Regular Registration (February 1, 2022 – February 26, 2022) = $129