Have you heard the latest school nutrition news?

It’s an exciting time for child nutrition! 

There’s still time to apply for a USDA Breakfast Expansion Grant, and upcoming Louisiana and National School Nutrition Association conferences will give you a chance to see exciting new products designed specifically to adapt with your child nutrition program and your menu.

Serving line wells, merchandising shelves, and holding cabinets that can be run hot or cold are just a few of the game-changing innovations you can see in person at these upcoming events. 

Read on for locations, important dates, and registration information.

USDA Breakfast Grant Reminder

The USDA is still accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2023 School Breakfast Expansion Grants to provide schools with funds to prepare nutritious, appealing breakfasts with more whole grains and less added sugar and sodium. These grants of up to $10,000 per qualifying school can also boost participation in school breakfast by helping make it available during the school day.

Applications are due July 24, 2023, and awards will be made later this year.

For more information, click here.

For help and ideas about equipment to support your breakfast program, contact us.

School Nutrition Association of Louisiana 2023 Annual Conference

SNAL is coming to Monroe next week! Our team will be there with cool, new products that are helping schools across the country create brighter futures for their nutrition programs. Stop by and see us at booths 10 & 11!

SNAL ’23 Annual Conference Details

Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29, 2023

Monroe Civic Center

Monroe, Louisiana

For more information, click here: Conference Participant Registration Packet

To register, click here: SNAL 23 Conference Registration

School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference

The SNA Annual National Conference is also right around the corner. Several of the manufacturers we represent will be exhibiting at the conference expo, and we know you’re going to love what their latest innovations can do for you and your program! 

Here are just a few of the highlights you can expect to see.

Cambro (booth #637)

Oh, the marvels to see at ANC 2023! Feast your eyes and gets hands-on with the Cambro Vending Cart, portable Versa Salad Barsreusable trays, Pro Cart Ultra food pan and universal holding cabinets, insulated GoBoxes, and so many other solutions for your program.

Champion (booth #632)

Looking to update your existing warewashing equipment or install a warewashing system to support transitioning from disposables to reusable wares? 

The experts at Champion will be there with equipment like the DH6000T Ventless Hood-type Dishwashing Machine that can make installation easier than you ever thought possible.

Delfield (booth #313)

Delfield will be showcasing new, flexible solutions for serving and merchandising with individually controlled hot/cold/freeze combination FlexiWells and hot/cold (frost) combination merchandising FlexiTops

Multi-position FlexiShields easily adjust to adapt to the way you serve. 

Shelley Serving line, available in custom lengths and an almost unlimited choice of laminate colors and textures, will also be on display for inspiration.

Edlund (booth #628)

Edlund will be geared up with manual and electric can openers to high-volume air powered solutions to open and crush almost any size can with ease. 

They will also be demonstrating cutting-edge products like the new ARC! XL Manual Fruit & Vegetable Slicer that make food prep a breeze.

FWE (booth #1115)

FWE will be demonstrating equipment like Clymate IQ holding cabinets and Controlled Moisture Retherm Ovens designed specifically to help you serve a LOT of students quality food in a limited time, all while minimizing labor.

New Age Industrial (booth #719)

2022 Design Contest Winner Alyssia Davis Wright, Ed. S will be in the New Age booth to show off the Scrap and Stack Cart she designed. A colorful share cart and handy floor mat racks are just a couple of the many ingenious solutions New Age will have at this year’s show. Make sure to enter their drawing to win your own Scrap and Stack while visiting New Age at booth #719!

Welbilt Brands (booth #629)

Welbilt equipment brands help school nutrition programs deliver high capacity, consistency, and reliability. Visit the Welbilt booth or website to learn more about their brands. 

Cleveland steamers, steam jacketed kettles, and tilt skillets.

Convothermgas and electric combi and mini combi ovens, K-12 Convotherm packages, and free cooking profiles.

Garland double stack convection ovens.

Kolpakwalk-in coolers and freezers. 

SNA ’23 ANC Conference Details

Sunday, July 9 – Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Colorado Convention Center

Denver, Colorado

For more information, click here.

To register, click here: ANC 2023 Conference Registration

If you plan to attend the Louisiana or National School Nutrition Association show, please let us know. We’d love to schedule a time to visit specific booths with you and talk about your plans for the next school year.

Can’t make the shows, but need help tackling a challenge or identifying proven serving solutions? Contact us. We’re here for you!