Future Conferences

Legislative Conference
March 22, 2016 –
PERA Building
St. Paul MN

Registration not yet open


2016 Industry Conference

Lettuce Turnip the Beet!”

May 12-13, 2016
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point MN 56472
218-562-4510 (F)

Thursday, May 12th
John Sweeny~Brave New Workshop

Friday, May 13
Candy Whirly

Registration not yet open

Online reservations preferred:
Hotel reservations can be made by going to , select online reservations and enter group #141785.
See Breezy Point Resort website for more details on rooms.


60th Annual State Conference
“60 Years Of Leadership”

MSNA Annual Conference 2016







July 31-August 3, 2016
River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Ave South
St. Cloud MN 56301


SNS Credentialing Exam
July 31, 2016
Board Room C
River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Ave South
St. Cloud MN 56301

Registration is now open and will close on July 10, 2016
Click here for more information on the SNS Credentialing Exam

To ensure you meet the requirements and to register for the exam download and use the SNS Credentialing Handbook & Application



Vendor Show
August 2, 2016

Registration not yet open


Wednesday August 3rd
General Session Speaker

JoAnne Robinett, SNS~ America’s Meals
In Profile--JoAnne Robinett (2)

JoAnne Robinett is a School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) and is certified as a trainer by SNA. Her school food service spans 28 years in many different capacities – starting her career as a two-hour dishwasher. She recently retired as the supervisor of student nutrition for Beavercreek City Schools, where her programs were recognized as “Excellent” and “Stellar”. Currently, she is owner of “America’s Meal”, a school meal consulting and training firm. An active participant with the School Nutrition Association; she has presented training sessions in well over a dozen states for audiences of business officials, child nutrition professionals, and industry partners. She makes a unique connection with the staff that directly feeds the kids – maybe because that is where she fell in love with this field.

An advocate of lifelong learning, JoAnne received two college degrees (and did some doctoral work) AFTER she started working in Child Nutrition. A mother of three and grandmother of four; her varied experiences bring interesting viewpoints to the wonderful world of school meals. She has been called the “Rock Star Lunchlady”, and the “Funny Lunchlady.” The best part is that those who attend her sessions don’t just laugh, they always learn!




2015 Annual Conference Speaker Presentations


MSNA Industry Conference

Hand out from Speaker Rick Olson-Pig Profile (pdf)

2014 Annual State Conference
“Step Out Of Your Box”

To download hand outs from the 2014 Annual conference workshop sessions click here.