2019 Industry Conference Attendee Registration

March 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Eagle Eye Golf Club
15500 Chandler Rd
Bath, MI 48808
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Attendee Registration

Registration Closed - On-site Registration Only

$140 Early Bird & $150 Regular before February 15th


8:00 – 9:00 am             Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am             Welcome and Overview

Presenter(s): Mary Kurkowski, Port Huron Area SD and Scott Little, SNAM

9:15 – 10:00 am           Behind the Scenes of Industry

Presenter(s): Barbara Baille, GFS; Carl Hopp, GFS; Mike Luch, Waypoint; Alice Woods, Jennie O; & Scott Little, SNAM

Creating a collaborative business relationship with your industry partners is critical. We all face the same challenges when it comes to food supply, hear how the production process works and know what happens “behind the scenes” to get food to your district. The ultimate goal is to be successful and provide great customer service.

10:00 – 10:30 am         Networking and Exhibits

10:30 – 10:45 am         Innovation Inspiration

Presenter(s): Tanya Nofs, L’Anse Creuse PS

Hear how a director used an innovative idea to greatly impact the community by providing meals off-site at multiple locations.

10:45 – 11:15 am         Let’s Get Thinking!

Do you have the tools you need to successfully do your job and train your staff? Have you discovered resources that have enabled you to achieve great accomplishments? As the association looks to the future, our members are the greatest asset for discovering what professionals in this field need in order to find success, enjoy their career, and fulfill the passion of feeding Michigan’s children. Join us in a brainstorming exercise to find out what you need and what SNAM can do to help!

11:15 – 11:45 am         Legislative Update

Presenter(s): Sara Simmerman, Huron Valley Schools

The School Nutrition Association’s Legislative Action Conference just concluded in Washington D.C. where food service directors from across the country met with their respective representatives and senators. Hear the current updates on what’s being proposed for school nutrition programs across the country.

11:45 am – 1:00 pm     Lunch, Networking and Exhibits

1:00 – 1:15 pm             Innovation Inspiration

Presenter(s): Doreen Simonds, Waterford Schools

One innovative idea lead to another innovative idea and so on. Hear how one idea led to an amazing gardening program that is used for the SN program, student learning and to feed the community.

1:15 – 2:00 pm             No Kid Hungry

Presenter(s): Diane Golzynski, MDE

Many students go without breakfast and we know it can have a negative affect on their performance. There is a statewide effort to help districts provide breakfast for more students and it seems the responsibility to relay this message has fallen upon SN programs. Be inspired to stand up for your students and leave with evidence to share with your community to reinforce the importance of a healthy breakfast.

2:00 – 2:30 pm             Networking and Exhibits

2:30 – 2:45 pm             Innovation Inspiration

Presenter(s): George Siedis, Fennville/Bangor PS

Looking for another revenue opportunity in your district? See first-hand how a great idea has generated additional revenue for a SN program.

2:45 – 3:30 pm             Let’s Talk Nu-Trends

Presenter(s): Illeme Amegatcher, Bell Institute Representative

Nutrition is the core to providing healthy meals to our students. Discover insights into food trends that impact school meals and what students experience outside of school, as well. Learn how these trends are influencing students’ choices and how to use this information to bring more life into your programs.

3:30 – 3:45 pm             Wrap Up

Presenter(s): Mary Kurkowski, Port Huron Area SD and Scott Little, SNAM

Overnight Accommodations

Courtyard Marriott Lansing

2710 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48912

Group Rate: $107.00

Reservations must be made by February 21, 2019 to guarantee the group rate.

Call 888.284.1894 and mention School Nutrition Association of Michigan or make a reservation online here.


$150.00 Attendee Registration
$140.00 Earlybird rate before February 15


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