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Jul 2016
Jul 2016


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 900 East Market Street San Antonio , Texas 78205
Tel: (210) 207-8500
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SNA Annual National Conference (ANC 2016) - School Nutrition Association


Event Overview:

SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) is the “School Nutrition Event of the Year.” Each July, thousands of school nutrition professionals and industry partners from across the country gather for four days of informative and inspiring sessions, endless exhibits and unparalleled networking opportunities.

SNA's 70th Annual National Conference (ANC) will be held July 10-13, 2016! Join more than 6,500 attendees, including school nutrition professionals, industry members and allied organization representatives at SNA’s premiere school nutrition event of the year. Come prepared for a fun, educational and thought-provoking experience in beautiful San Antonio, Texas!

With four days of education, discover countless choices to gain knowledge in the areas that have a direct impact on your job. Plus, you can kick-start your professional development a day early with pre-conference sessions.

Attendee Information:

SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) offers an unparalleled educational opportunity for school foodservice and industry professionals. It is the premier opportunity to learn and to find answers to the unique challenges and needs attendees encounter each day in the workplace. To ensure high-quality presentations, a volunteer committee of school nutrition professionals and industry support, help develop and identify timely topics and expert presenters.

Exhibit Hall
With over 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, the ANC Exhibit Hall is the place to discover the newest and most cutting-edge food, beverage, supply, equipment and service solutions to boost your school nutrition program’s menus and efficiency.

ANC’s Exhibit Hall is a one-of-a-kind experience, full of everything you need to improve your school nutrition operation. Here, you’ll find more than 800 booths with products, ideas and information from 300+ companies, all ready to show you the latest and greatest in food, beverage, supply equipment and service solutions. Come find out why ANC attendees consistently rate the Exhibit Hall as one of the highlights of the conference - you don’t want to miss it!

Exhibitor Information:

SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) is the can’t-miss school nutrition event of the year. Each July, thousands of school nutrition professionals from across the country gather for four days of informative and inspiring sessions, endless exhibits and unparalleled networking opportunities. And each year they report back that one of their favorite aspects about the conference is the ANC Exhibit Hall. So, if your target market includes K-12 foodservice, then ANC  is the perfect opportunity to GROW your business.

The Exhibit Hall is the heart of ANC, consistently reported by the thousands of attendees as their favorite part of the conference. This is where school nutrition directors, managers and employees comb through aisles, looking for that perfect product to boost their program’s menus and efficiency. The hall teems with decision makers and school representatives eager to meet with you face-to-face, learn about your company and build a business relationship that can last for years to come.

By exhibiting at ANC, you not only benefit from the opportunity to generate and close sales leads, strengthen and build relationships and gain valuable feedback, but also demonstrate your support for feeding the nation’s school children, a commitment cherished and valued by school nutrition professionals.

List of Exhibitor Product Categories:


Cheese, Ice Cream, Milk, Yogurt


A la carte, Beverages/Water, Cookies/Cakes, Crackers, Puddings/Desserts, Snack Foods


Canned/Dehydrated, Fresh, Frozen, Juices


Breads/Related Products, Cereals, Pasta, Rice

Information & Resources

Commodity/Grower Groups, Consultants, Marketing/Promotional Materials, Nutrition Education, Staff Training, Miscellaneous, Purchasing Cooperative

Ingredients & Extras

Baking Ingredients, Dressings, Gravies/Sauces/Bases, Spices/Seasonings/Herbs, Sweeteners

Large Equipment

Disposers/Waste Handling, Fryers, Kiosks/Bars/Servers/Dispensers, Ovens/Warmers/Broilers, Refrigerators/Freezers, Steam Cooking Equipment, Storage/Shelving, Tables/Furniture, Transport Cabinets/Carriers, Vending Machines, Warewashing, Miscellaneous

Processed/Prepared Foods

Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Pizza, Sandwiches, Soups, Miscellaneous


Beef, Eggs, Fish/Seafood, Nuts and Beans, Pork, Poultry, Soy, Vegetable Protein

Small Equipment

Blenders/Food Processors, Cookware, Cutlery/Servingware/Choppers, Menu Boards/Signage, Scales/Timers/Thermometers, Miscellaneous


Cleaning Products/Cloths/Mops/Brooms, Disposable Serviceware/Paper Products, Trays/Utensils/Flatware, Uniforms/Aprons/Gloves, Miscellaneous


Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Point of Sale, Registers, Web Services/Suppliers, Miscellaneous

About the SNA:

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 56,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. Recognized as the authority on school nutrition, SNA has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946.




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