MSNA Industry Conference

May 7-8, 2015
“Together Towards Tomorrow”
Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point MN

2015 Industry Conference Registration form

Early Bird registration deadline: April 15, 2015

Online Hotel Reservations:

Select Lodging tab, then online reservations. Enter group #112775

See website for more details on rooms.


Schedule at a Glance (pdf)

KeyNote Speakers:
Thursday, May 7,2015
Rick Olson- Rick specializes in creating dynamic work cultures. He will present on service, how to coach and hold your employees accountable, how to lighten up the workplace.

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Jean Ronnei, SNS is currently the President Elect for the School Nutrition Association (SNA). She will present on SNA Strategic plans, trends, collaboration with Industry.  Jean is the COO for St. Paul Schools.


Industry panel and School panels will give the attendees the chance participate in an exchange of questions, answers with their peers.

MSNA Industry Conference Activities (pdf)


Stars Skills Campskillscamp

May 2, 2015 – Eden Prairie, MN (One Day Training)
May 16, 2015 – Bemidji, MN (One Day Training)

  • Registration is now open for the Stars Skills Camp.
    MSNA Stars Skills Camp is a one day training for members to work on basic skills to use in the kitchen.
  •  Camp dates and locations are May 2nd in Eden Prairie, MN and May 16th in Bemidji, MN. Attendees will work in the high school  kitchens at each site.
  • Training will be in Knife Skills/Safety, Herbs/Spice Blending, Low Sodium Soups, Whole Grains and a bit of Food Science mixed in. Attendees will use the new skills to create their meals with a “chopped challenge” We will be working with Chef’s from General Mills, InHarvest, Apex Commercial Kitchens and Karlsburger Foods and Chef Steve Riley, Eastern Carver County Schools.A great opportunity for hands on training!Attendees will work in the kitchens at each site and the training will be in Knife Skills/Safety, Herbs/Spice Blending, Whole Grains. Attendees will use the skills to create their meals with a “chopped challenge” This training is open to 60 participants at each site.
  • Cost-$150.00 Early Bird
    $165.00 After March 31st
  • Commemorative T-Shirt if signed up by April 15th
  • Will receive 8 Key area clock hours
  • First come, first registered.  Early bird registration is March 31, 2015.

2015 Stars Skills Camp Registration form


MSNA Annual Conference

August 2-5, 2015

River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Ave South
St. Cloud, MN






General Session Speakers

Monday, August 3, 2015
Chef Ann Cooper
xann-with-carrots-thumbnail_jpg_pagespeed_ic_3UpfReuA9iChef Ann Cooper is an internationally recognized author, chef, educator, public speaker, and advocate of healthy food for all children. In a nation where kids are born with shorter estimated life expectancies than their parents due to diet-related disease, Chef Ann has been a constant champion of school food reform as an important avenue through which to improve childhood nutrition. Also known as the “Renegade Lunch Lady,“ Chef Ann serves as Director of Food Services for Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado


Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Paul Wesselman-aka The Ripples Guy

1The Ripples Guy-Paul Wesselmann makes his home in Cincinnati, Ohio where he operates his speaking and training company Stone Soup Seminars. Each Monday morning, Paul distributes an inspirational email, Ripples, that offers inspiration and practical motivation to over 30,000 subscribers around the country. Paul holds degrees in psychology and higher education and in addition to his work on several college campuses, his adventures include having been a support group facilitator, volunteer coordinator, radio talk show host, and his college mascot.


 Education Sessions
Saturday, August 1, 2015

  • Nutrition Building Blocks For Great Trays
    Key Area 2
    SNA Core Course for Level One
    Pre Registration Required

Sunday, August 2, 2015

  • ServSafe W/Test
    Key Area 1
    SNA Core Course for Level One
    Pre Registration Required
  • Sanitation Renewal Training
    4 hours-Meets the MN Food Manager renewal requirements
    Pre registration required
  • Produce Safety University
    Key Area 1-2 hours


MSNA Hotel Block
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Exhibit Vendor Show
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Registration not yet open


2014 Annual State Conference
“Step Out Of Your Box”

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