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About 2022 SNAAZ
Industry Conference

Join us on April 11th and 12th 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.

 

Our keynote speaker, Candy Whirley, will give a captivating presentation on the “4 C’s of Leadership” and an additional breakout session on Emotional Intelligence. In addition, SNAAZ’s Executive Director, Craig Weidel, is providing an incredible session on “Persuasion Power 2.0”. School Districts will the opportunity to meet individually with manufacturers at the vendor show, to make upcoming menu plans and share ideas with school nutrition professionals.

Conference
Agenda

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!

Educational Sessions

We’ve got great educational content on critical school nutrition topics this year
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Education Session One – “The Power Of Persuasion 2.0” – Craig Weidel, SNS, MNLP., MHT.

Have you ever just met someone for the first time and within minutes feel as if you have been friends for a lifetime? Why is this and how does persuasion play into it? One of the reasons is because persuasion is all around you both consciously and subconsciously. This engaging and interesting program is geared toward giving you a better understanding of just how you can become a better connector, communicator, and persuader for both your personal and professional life. You will learn some quick and easy ways to guide and influence others from the fascinating field of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).

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Education Session Two – “Emotional Intelligence – Get Off The Roller Coaster” – Candy Whirley, MS, CSP.

Have you ever had someone know just what buttons to push! We all have … that’s why Candy loves to teach folks how to get their emotions under control. In this education session you will laugh and learn about your emotions and how to CALM DOWN without someone saying, “CALM DOWN!” We will analyze your emotions by exploring what aggravates you by knowing exactly what tics you off! Then we will discuss how to manage the obstacles so you can choose your emotions by being proactive NOT reactive. By the end of this session, you will be able to recognize the emotions in people who are not like you! Simple … right? Take Aways: • Know your emotions so you can be PROACTIVE not reactive • Manage your emotions with Candy’s 3-step process that you can use the second you leave the conference in any situation • Learn to Choose your emotions in unpredictable situations • Recognize the personality differences and the emotional characteristics so you can effectively work with people who are NOT like you

2022 SNIC Corporate Partners

JTM Food Group

Keynote Address Sponsor
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MCI Los Cabos

Monday Lunch Sponsor
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Shamrock Foods

Monday Dinner Sponsors
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Integrated Foodservice

Monday Dinner Sponsors
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Buena Vista Foods

Monday Break Sponsor
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McCain Foods

Tuesday Breakfast Sponsors
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LINQ/Titan

Tuesday Breakfast Sponsors
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Darlington Farms

Tuesday Energy Break
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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.

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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