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2022 Professional
Growth Conference
Begins In


Little America Hotel / Conference Center
February 25-26, 2022

Monday, April 11, 2022

“Better Together: Leading the Way for School Nutrition.”

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Grand Ballroom

This special time is allotted for our Industry members to find and set up their exhibit tables and put out their point-of-sale materials for the exhibit time in the agenda.

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Arizona Foyer

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.

9:30 – 9:45 AM

Grand Ballroom

Brienne Ross, RDN, SNS – SNIC Chair

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Grand Ballroom

Lindsay Aguilar, RD, SNS – SNAAZ PPL Chair

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Grand Ballroom

Keynote Presentation – Candy Whirley, MS, CSP – “It Takes 4 To Tango”

11:30 – 11:45 AM

Grand Foyer

While you are enjoying your break be sure to also check out all the great Silent Auction gift baskets.

11:45 – 1:15 PM

Grand Ballroom

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.

1:15 – 2:15 PM

Arizona Foyer & Terrace

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.

2:15 – 3:45 PM

Grand Ballroom

Craig Weidel, SNS, MNLP., MHt. – “The Power Of Persuasion 2.0”

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Arizona Foyer

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.

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Arizona Foyer & Terrace

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.”

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Arizona Foyer & Terrace

Day two will start out with a scrumptious Continental Breakfast to get you energized for day two’s activities.

8:00 – 10:00 AM

Grand Ballroom

Candy Whirley, MS, CSP – “Emotional Intelligence – Get Off The Roller Coaster”

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Arizona Foyer & Terrace

Time for a well deserved energy break to regenerate and refuel.

10:15 – 11:45 AM

Grand Ballroom

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.

11:45 – 12:00 PM

Grand Ballroom

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!

We are a state affiliate to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents over 55,000 individuals who have made a commitment to child nutrition.

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