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What is Hot Topics for Directors?

Hot Topics are periodic lunch time opportunities for School Nutrition Directors to meet at a restaurant for informal discussions about a pre-identified topic. There are usually  3-4 per year, in locations throughout CT.

Who is invited?

Directors who are members of SNACT are invited.


Hot Topics are free of charge to invitees but you must be registered to attend. 

Information and registration for upcoming Hot Topics are distributed through SNACT’s Thursday Thoughts.

What is discussed? 

Topics are wide ranging. Past topics have included:

  • Menuing and Purchasing: You have seen it at the SNACT show-Take it from the show floor to your lunch tray

  • Lunch line hurdles: tackling everything from allergens,charging policies to theft

  • Dealing with conflict in the workplace: when to coach, when to discipline

Hot Topics are hosted by Industry partners.

* We have cancelled our last two Hot Topics- March 27 and April 24. Thank you to our industry partners for supporting SNACT and our members through these unprecedented times. 

Dates of 2019-2020 hot topics

October 25, 2019: Negative Balances: What  do you do? A Brainstorming Session

Location: Dakota Steak House 1489 Silas Deane Pkwy, Rocky Hill

Starts at: 11:30am                                                Host:  Waypoint

Click here to register


January 10, 2020: Basics of Processing: How to’s, Tips and Tools

Location:   Maneeley's, 65 Rye St South Windsor

Starts at:   11:30am 

Host:  Key Impact 

Guest Speaker: Monica Pacheco, RD

 Click here to register


March 27, 2020: Program Expansion- from Summer to Supper- CANCELLED

Location: Dakota Steak House, 1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill

Starts at: 11:30am

Host:  JTM, represented by American Patriot Sales 

Guest Speakers: Ernie Koschmieder & Erin Perpetua



April 24, 2020: Director’s Pot Luck: Bring your Hot Topic- CANCELLED

Location: TBD

Host:  AJ Letizio