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We are an Arizona Organization of School Nutrition Professionals committed to advancing the quality of school meal programs
2022 SNAAZ Annual State Conference
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September 23-24, 2022 Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, Arizona
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.
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!
After you pick up your registration materials be sure to check out the wonderful Silent Auction items you can bid on to support SNAAZ be sure to use your special bidder number to bid on the items you want.
This time is allotted for you to visit with all the great exhibitors that we have to help you learn about the great items they offer you and your CN programs. This year we will be dividing our school attendees into two groups so you will have plenty of time to check out the first half of our exhibitors.
After picking up your delicious lunch you have the choice to sit in various areas at the beautiful Westin La Paloma. Don’t forget to check your Silent Auction bids because right after lunch the bidding ends.
It has been a wonderful day or learning so it is time for a well deserved break. Go back to your room and change into your shorts and flip flops and come back down to enjoy time do more networking and have a refreshing beverage.
Be sure to partake in the wonderful dinner that the Westin’s Executive Chef has prepared just for you. After dinner the SNIC Committee has some fun games planned for your enjoyment or you can just sit back relax and visit with all your old and new friends … the choice is yours.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
“Better Together: Leading the Way for School Nutrition.”
It’s time to switch sides and visit the other half of the exhibits that you missed on Monday. Be sure to complete your Scavenger Hunt Forms so you will be eligible for one of the great prizes that we are giving away at the wrap up session.
Wow where did the time go? You won’t want to miss this short session because we have some important information and great prizes to give out to some lucky attendees!
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 SNAAZ Industry Conference
Join us on April 11th & 12th, 2022 in the beautiful Tucson, Arizona for our School Nutrition Industry Conference. After two long years, we are thrilled to be back in-person with our conference theme of “Better Together: Leading the Way for School Nutrition.” Whether you are an industry member, director, or supervisor, you will walk away from this event feeling refueled to lead your teams into the next school year.