67th Annual Conference
Ontario Convention Center
2000 E. Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764

67th Annual Conference Workshops:

Plan now on attending one of the exciting pre-conference workshops designed to stimulate your mind and get you energized for the 67th Annual Conference. There will be several pre-conference workshops this year that will help you reach your goals whether they be to become a certified School Nutrition Association member, learn some tricks on how to survive the budget dilemmas that are facing your districts, or take back creative ideas on how to increase your profits and participation in your programs. Sign-up now and start your way to a successful 2020!

Ontario Tour

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 - 9am - 3:30pm (Meet by 8:45am Bus leaves promptly at 9am)
Cost: $60 members or non members
8:45 - Meet at the Conference Center East Entrance
9:00 - Board bus

Round the world and home again, that's the sailor's way. There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. A number of golden tickets have been set aside for deserving school nutrition professionals.

Lucky passengers will board the Wonkatonia just outside the gates of Wonka's Chocolate Factory, only the worthy will notice this enigmatical factory secretly nestled inside the Ontario Convention Center. The journey begins at 8:30 as we drift along the Chocolate River. The first stop is Galasso's Bakery. Here, guests will learn the secrets of producing historically wholesome whole grain gourmets fit for our successful smiling students.

Keep up as the tour progresses, and don't wander. And please keep your arms and other body parts inside the moving vehicle. The Wonkatonia will sail us next to a forest of gleefully growing delights which is ours to explore. Fancy Farmer Bob has pleasantly prepared his favorite family farm for guests of our caliber. Candy cane trees and lollipop bushes are sure to be found. Enjoy a luscious lunch, everlasting gobstoppers and fizzy lifting drinks with the crew.

Be cautious of Sneaky Slugworth. Spies are around every corner and maybe among the trees. And that's not good. On this magical journey, deserving participants may encounter break out performances by Oompa-Loompas or the Whimsical Wonka. Sign up now and don't miss out.

Cost: $60 members/non-members
Value: Tours, Networking, Idea Sharing, Recipe Development, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Swag Bag

Pre Conference - Thursday, November 07, 2019

Cashier Training, Cafeteria as a Classroom, & Mock Health Inspection Workshop - 9 am - 1 pm
CSNA members $35; Non-members $50

  • Cashier's Training: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Utilizing the Cafeteria: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
         Topics: Reaching Out to the School Community, Communicating with Parents
  • Mock Health Inspection: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Develop your cafeteria management skills though a dynamic and engaging course that will cover front line cashier training, utilizing the cafeteria as a classroom, and preparing for a health inspection with confidence. During this session you will dive in to develop your skills on recognizing a reimbursable lunch and breakfast at the point of sale so you can encourage children to have a healthy meal that they are happy with and save your district money.

While fine tuning your skills on offer vs. serve you will explore resources to bring an education piece to your cafeteria so that learning does not stop at the classroom but extends into the kitchen.

To top off the day we will be tackling the dreaded health inspection with an interactive, activity-based training focusing on how to prepare for your health inspection. You will learn how to do self-inspections to enhance the effectiveness of food safety management programs. Participants will be able to identify risk-based food safety practices and conduct a risk-based inspection to provide the confidence to serve the safest possible food for your kids.

CDE State Day: Full Day Session 11/07/19 8:30AM - 5PM
$35 members/non-members - includes box lunch
Do you have your Golden Ticket? Join the California Department of Education Nutrition Services team for a private tour of all four areas of Resource Management: Cafeteria Fund Maintenance, Non-Program Candy Foods, Paid Lunch Equity and Indirect Costs. Your journey will be full of little surprises around every corner. Come learn if that flying glass elevator is an allowable cost to the cafeteria fund, and if you must include all those pounds of chocolate in you non-program food calculation. Just remember, no messing about, no touching, no tasting, and no telling!

SNS Exam 12:30pm - 5pm Register with SNA. Click here for more info
(Check in by 12:30, exam begins at 1pm.)
Click here to download the SNS Credentialing Handbook with complete details and application.  Must be completed and sent to SNA no later than Thursday October 19th.
$225 for members; $325 for non-members

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Saturday morning fitness event

Saturday November 10, 7:00am - 8:00 A.M.
7:00-7:10 – Gather for event and pass out T-Shirts
7:10-8:00 – Energizing - Wake Up Fitness
Stay tuned for details on the Saturday morning fitness event.
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