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2017 SNAL Annual State Conference  - Event Schedule

2017 SNAL Annual State Conference Event Schedule

SNAL Conference 2017 has been designed with the current needs of its membership and Vendors in mind.  Conference Headquarters will be located at the beautiful and luxurious Doubletree by Hilton adjacent to the banks of the Vermillion River. Exhibits and breakout sessions will be held at the spacious Lafayette Convention Center on Thursday.

We are extending a special invitation for you to join the members of the School Nutrition Association of Louisiana for a “SHOWDOWN IN CAJUN TOWN.” Supervisors, Directors, Purchasing Agents, Managers and Technicians from across the state will meet in the “Happiest City in America”, Lafayette, June 13th, 14th and 15th. The host hotel is the beautiful Double Tree by Hilton located at 1521 Pinhook Road with exhibits and breakout sessions being held at the Lafayette Cajun Dome Convention Center.

The SNAL Conference Committee has planned an array of activities that promise to enhance and educate everyone with a way to provide healthy nutritious meals to students and faculty.

We Appreciate Our Corporate Sponsors

SNAL would like to thank all of our loyal participants for their continued support. We would not be able to offer training programs and services if it were not from your support.  If you have not exhibited with us before, we would like to extend an invitation to join us in Lafayette.  An audience of dedicated child nutrition personnel will be in attendance to learn how your products can help create a safe, healthy and nutritious environment for the children of Louisiana.  Through your products and resources, we look forward to you educating us on new ways to enhance our programs by providing healthy and delicious meals that will keep the students coming back for more!


2017 SNAL State Conference Time Table

Tuesday, June 13, 2017   Venue
7:30 am – 3:00 pm Registration Hilton Portico Foyer
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Food Safety for Schools - Institute of Child Nutrition Hilton - Oaklawn
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Managing Food Allergies - Institute of Child Nutrition Hilton - Elmwood
8:00 am - 10:00 am Wreath Making Hilton - TBA
8:30 am - 3:00 pm Vermillionville & St. John the Evangelist Cathedral Tour Hilton - Departure Location
9:00 am-11:00 am Painting Class Hilton - TBA
9:00 am – 11:00 am SNAL Executive Board Meeting Hilton Salon D
10:00 am – 12:00 noon Wreath Making Hilton - TBA
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch On Your Own  
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Wreath Making Hilton - TBA
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Chapter President Meeting Hilton - TBA
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm HOD Registration Hilton Salon D
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wreath Making Hilton - TBA
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Painting Class Hilton - TBA
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm House of Delegates Meeting Hilton Salon D
3:00 pm – 5: 00 pm Wreath Making Hilton - TBA
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Bowling Tournament/Costume Contest Lafayette Bowling Lanes
Wednesday, June 14, 2017   Venue
6:30 am – 7:30 am Wellness - Line Dancing Hilton - TBA
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration/ Voting Hilton - Portico Foyer
8:30 am – 10:15 am Breakout Sessions Hilton - TBA
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Silent Auction Hilton - Ashland
10:30 am – 12:00 pm SNAL Awards Ceremony Hilton - Ballroom
12:15 pm – 3:30 pm Breakout Sessions Hilton - TBA
12:00pm-1:30pm New Executive Board Meeting Hilton - TBA
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Vendor Set-Up & Registration Lafayette Convention Center
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm First General Session – Dayle Hayes, School Meals That Rock! Hilton - Ballroom
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Vendor Appreciation Reception (Invitation Only – Sups/Dir, Purch, Exec Bd, Past SNAL Pres) Hilton Club 337
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Night of Entertainment Hilton Ballroom
Thursday, June 15, 2017   Venue
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration / Voting Lafayette Convention Center
8:00 am – 9:30 am Silent Auction Hilton - Ashland
9:00 am - 11:00 am Premier Showing Lafayette Convention Center
9:00 am-11:00 am Breakout Sessions Lafayette Convention Center
11:00 am Ribbon Cutting Lafayette Convention Center
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Group A – Visit Exhibits Lafayette Convention Center
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Group B – Visit Wellness Fair/Culinary Demo Lafayette Convention Center
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Group A-Visit Wellness Fair/Culinary Demo Lafayette Convention Center
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Group A – Visit Exhibits Lafayette Convention Center
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Doors Open to place center piece for judging Hilton Ballroom
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Installation Dinner & Second General Session— Comedian Kent Gonsoulin Hilton Ballroom


Why choose Us

Being a member of SNAL has so many benefits including networking, education, opportunities for professional development, and so much more.Visit the membership page to read about being a SNAL member.

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Our Mission

The School Nutrition Association of Louisiana is a state based, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 3,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the state of Louisiana.

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What you get

SNAL Conference Committee puts on a great program each year that is designed specifically for the SNAL members. This 3 day program is filled with professional development, networking opportunities with vendors and fellow professionals, exhibits, and most of all fun!

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What Our Members Say?

By participating on the Board and attending the many conferences and meetings, I was provided opportunities to spread my wings and take on challenges that I otherwise would not have tried.Are you ready to SOAR?

Jo Lynne Correro Ouachita Parish School System
The association does an outstanding job informing members of new and upcoming issues that affect Child Nutrition programs in the country and in state of Louisiana.
Joni J. Blum St. Bernard Parish School Board
I have sampled new food items, seen new equipment and networked with managers, technicians and directors from throughout our state at our fun-filled conferences.
Pat H. Farris, Supervisor St. Tammany Parish
Being a member has afforded me the opportunity to grow professionally and to network with other colleagues across the state and country.
Rosie Jackson Orleans Parish Public Schools

My SNAL membership provides numerous opportunities to grow in my profession and meet lots of wonderful nutrition professional across the state of Louisiana.

Teresa Brown, MS, RD, LDN St. Charles Parish Public Schools

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