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August 29, 2019

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 3, 2019

SNACT Thursday Thoughts

In this issue: 2019 Conference, host a regional training, the HardCORE Challenge  and more! 

Aug 29, 2019

Don't miss a SNACT event! Click here for the complete SNACT calendar 



Register today!

Fortify Your Foundation: 

Build Skills for Success

SNACT 2019 

70th Annual Conference


Food and Industry Trade Show

Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2019

Foxwoods Fox Tower

Featuring Dr. Katie Wilson, SNS

Dr. Wilson has spent 23 years as a successful school nutrition director in three public school districts in Wisconsin, 5 years as the Executive Director for the Institute of Child Nutrition(USDA’s training arm for school nutrition nationwide) and assistant professor at the University of Mississippi and most recently, 2 years as the Deputy Under Secretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services at the United States Department of Agriculture, appointed by President Obama and is presently serving as the Executive Director for the Urban School Food Alliance.

 Dr. Wilson provides high energy, engaging keynote speeches, training and workshops that motivate and empower participants.


Your career and your profession are important to you! Our conference provides:

  • CSDE Updates 

  • Education sessions by nationally recognized speakers

  • An opportunity to meet the bulk of your and your staff’s required annual training requirements at one time

  • The largest Food and Industry Trade Show dedicated solely to K-12 school foodservice in CT

  • Unequaled networking among hundreds of your peers in the CT school nutrition community


Click here for the agenda

Click here for the rate sheet (rates are unchanged from last year)

Click here to register 



Host a regional training! 


Want to offer your staff extra professional development credits



Click here to learn more


Hot Topics: Save these dates! 

Hot Topics for Directors  are free events for SN Directors who are SNACT members. They take place at local restaurants and are hosted by SNACT Industry sponsors. They are free of charge, but you must register to attend. Click here to learn more.

Dates for 2019-20 Hot Topics

October 25, 2019

January 10, 2020

March 6, 2020

April 24, 2020



CT Apple Challenge: 2019 

One way to celebrate CT Grown for CT Kids Week this October 7-11, 2019 is by participating in the 3rd annual HardCORE Apple and Pear Challenge! (Yes - this year, we’re encouraging you to try local pears, too!)
To take part, all you need is a #CTGrown apple or pear and 

  1. Eat it down to its core!


  1. Try at least 2 different types of #CTGrown apples or pears - or one of each!

  2. Take a trip to a local orchard! 

  3. Any other apple or pear activity that connects students to local food - get creative! 

By participating, you are promoting some of the most readily available local products in the fall in a fun and simple way that engages the entire school community. All of October is National Farm to School Month, in case you want to celebrate all month long!

Visit to let us know that you plan on taking part in the fun, and to access resources to help you get started. All you have to do is click the button that says, Count Me In! to submit your name and school district. That way, you will get some social media promotion for celebrating #CTgrownforCTkids! Any questions can be sent to Crunch on, CT!



SNA Fees Change

For the 2019-20 year, the SNA Board of Directors has approved small increases for the membership processing fee and Certificate program fees.


As of October 1, 2019, the processing fee will be changed to $2.50, reflecting the ongoing costs of doing business.  The membership processing fee had been unchanged since 2014 and SNA continues to strive to keep costs down, while still providing high-quality member benefits.


Also effective on October 1, 2019, the Certificate program fees will increase as outlined below.  The changes apply to new Certificate applications, renewals and reinstatements.  





SNA Training Zone

SNA members can take advantage of the newly launchedTraining Zone, to find a variety of resources to help earn a new certificate or level up! The Training Zone includes educational webinars, comprehensive training modules, CEU tracking tools and more.



“Hit Me With Your Best Shot”

SNACT’s monthly photo campaign to highlight the amazing offerings at Connecticut schools! 

Every month we’ll introduce a new theme and ask that School Nutrition Directors all over the state send us their best photos throughout the month that we will post on the SNACT Facebook page. Send your photos to Amanda Mueller at Cashman Katz

Pictures may also be displayed in the Nutmegger, at the banquet, and/or used for other promotions. Be sure proper releases are in place with photos of children.

September Theme: Apple Month / Back to School

Click here for the Spring 2019 Nutmegger

The Nutmegger will not be mailed! It is always available in e-format at 

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