66th Annual State Conference 

Adventure Awaits with MSNA
August 6-9, 2023

River’s Edge Convention Center | St. Cloud, MN



Join us for MSNA’s 66th Annual State Conference, August 6-9, 2023, at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. Our theme this year is "Adventure Awaits with MSNA."

  • The conference is the "School Event of the Year" and an annual convening for sharing, learning, and networking, and is a time to honor all the work of School Nutrition professionals. Sessions will include roundtable discussions, menu planning, sales 101, presentations by MDE, farm-to-school, and so much more.. This is a time for the community of school nutrition directors, managers, staff, and industry partners to come together to grow as professionals. Learn how you can improve and enhance your program!
  • Of course, we are looking forward to the exhibit hall (vendor show) on Tuesday, August 8 - our vendors are excited to showcase their products and services.
  • Note: Registration is online only. You will have the option to pay via credit card or be sent an invoice. Please mail all checks to 2000 County Road B2 W, #131447, St. Paul, MN 55113. 



  • Visit this page for exhibitor information.

Attendee Rates

  • $220 for MSNA Members (**Price rises to $265 after July 10)
  • $240 for Directors/Purchasers (**Price rises to $285 after July 10)
  • $150 for Tuesday One Day Registration
  • $320 for Non-Members (**Price rises to $365 after July 10)
  • $340 for Non-Member Directors or Purchasers (**Price rises to $385 after July 10)

Sunday Courses

  • $20 - ICN Nutrition 101 Course Sunday, August 6, 8:30AM-5:00 PM8-hour ServSafe "Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness" course. This course satisfies the level 1 certification requirement. A minimum of 25 registrants is required / maximum of 40 participants. If the 25-participant minimum is not met by June 26, the course will be cancelled. A box lunch will be provided for Nutrition 101 registrants.
  • $190 - ServSafe 8-hour Course & Exam Sunday, August 6, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM (includes breaks and exam time). This is a trademarked ServSafe course led by Michelle Hill, FoodSafetyGuy. Includes a ServSafe Food Manager book with exam answer sheet and proctored ServSafe Food Manager examination. A box lunch will be provided. 
  •  $85 - ServSafe 4-Hour Renewal Course Sunday, August 6, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This is a trademarked ServSafe class led by Michelle Hill, FoodSafetyGuy. This is a "refresher" course and only for those who need 4 hrs of training. The 4-CEUs certificate, accepted by MDH, will be issued electronically after class - it must be printed and sent to MDH along with the renewal application and $35 to the address printed on the back of the application form. Lunch is NOT provided.
  • SNS Exam Separate registration is required. Link & instructions located in registration. 

Registering a Group?

If you want to register a group, select "Click here to register!" below, then log-in using your member username and password*. You will have the option to register your group as guests. You will then have the option to pay via credit card or be invoiced. Both members and non-members can register groups.

Click here to register!


We are pleased to partner with several St. Cloud area hotels to offer MSNA Annual Conference attendees a great choice of hotels, rates, and amenities. Click the button below for a list of hotels and steps for reserving your hotel room. Not sure which hotel to book? The Kelly Inn is the Headquarters Hotel for the conference. The Kelly Inn connects to the River's Edge Convention Center and offers various amenities, such as a pool area and the Green Mill restaurant onsite.

NOTE: Please be considerate of other attendee goers and do not book a large block of rooms unless necessary. Doing so hampers others from getting rooms for their staff.  To ensure all of our attendees can secure lodging, there will be a 10-room limit per booking. Please contact MSNA if you require more rooms.

The cut-off date for the MSNA rates is July 11.

Click here to book lodging!


Download the schedule outline here

Check out the full schedule, including descriptions and speaker bios, here


Kristen Brown

Get ready for an energy experience! Energy is a critical skill that leads to solid resilience and hard results... we can't wait for you to listen to Kristen on Monday, August 7th!

Lea B. Olsen

We're excited to welcome Lea B. Olsen on Wednesday, August 9th! 


  •  Exhibitors, please visit the exhibitor page for the prospectus, forms, and other information.