Events – 2019 Conferences

2019 MSNA Legislative Conference

March 25, 2019
3:30-4:00 Registration
4:00-6:00pm- Legislative Policy Reception

State Capitol “Vault” Room
L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room
75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155

2019 MSNA Issue Paper

Invite Your Legislator to the MSNA Legislative Policy Reception

Click Here to find sample invite.

 Find your legislators!

Go to and enter in your home and/or school address. The results will show both your state and national legislators but for the MSNA Legislative Conference, schedule your appointments with names that list “MN House” or “MN Senate” only.

If you receive a response from your Legislator/Representative, let us know through the link below.

Parking near the State Capitol:

  • Bethesda Hospital Parking Ramp (2 blocks from the Capitol). 530 Park St., St. Paul MN 55103.
    •  The ramp is fully automated 24 hours a day.  Guests can pay with credit cards or with cash, and exact change is not required. $4.00 per hr.
  • Centennial Parking Ramp. (4 blocks from the Capitol). 653 Robert St. N, St. Paul MN. 55101.
    •  Top Deck Orange Level.  Before 4 pm, pay the meter $2.00 per hour.  Parking after 4 pm is free.

2019 SNIP Conference (School Nutrition Industry Partner)

May 1-3, 2019
Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake
112266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401

Register Online Here >>

Includes all sessions, materials and meals
                                                                               EB   4/10          After 4/10 ­­­         OS   
MSNA School Food Service Member               $300.00           $350.00         $400.00
MSNA Industry Partner                                    $300.00            $350.00         $400.00
Non Member                                                     $400.00           $450.00         $500.00


Hotel Registration 

Madden’s Resort Online Hotel Information

Hotel Registration Deadline:  March 26, 2019
Payment Information:  Full package payment is required at the time of reservation request.


 What’s your story?
#SNIPCHAT, is there an App for that?

Speakers for the conference:

Dayle Hayes

Dayle Hayes is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. She will help apply the powerful strategies of Made To Stick to marketing and social media messaging in school nutrition settings. Being “sticky” not only makes your school nutrition messaging memorable; it motivates your community to become your customers Make it one message that sticks!



Dr. Katie Wilson, PhD

Dr. Wilson has a passion for child nutrition and has dedicated her career to improving access to healthy food for all children and their families. Her keynote- It’s Your Story: So Tell It Already! will provide ideas on giving your message a clear take away for your listeners.

Your role in providing healthy food to children is a story that needs to be told to local, state, and national audiences.  If you tell your story right you can resonate with your audience over the long run, rather than gamble on a short-term hard sell of whatever you are trying to move.


SNIP Activities

Golf w/Cart on Pine Beach East Course-9 Holes
$36.00 + tax
Payment/Sign up will be done at the conference.

Canvas and Cocktails
Thursday May 2
$45.00 per person
One cocktail is included in the ticket price.
Tickets must be Purchased in Advance. Seating is Limited!


MSNA 63rd Annual State Conference
River’s Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud, MN 56301

August 4-7, 2018
Vendor Show, August 6, 2019


Eric Kulikowski Opening General Speaker

Tami West, PhD Closing General Speaker

Watch for more information! Registration & activities will open in April!
Hotel Blocks will not open until May 1st!
Vendor Exhibit Show Registration will open in April!



MSNA Skills Camp Recipes


MSNA Logo Items

You can order  an array of MSNA logo merchandise! Click on the link for the online catalog and how to order your merchandise!

 MSNA Logo Apparel


2018 MSNA Event Policy Waiver


2018 62nd Annual Conference Workshop Presentations
Mayo Civic Center, July 29-August 1, 2018


More Upcoming Events

Other Upcoming Events

SNA Legislative Conference
February 24-26, 2019
Washington DC

National School Breakfast Week
March 4-8, 2019

MSNA Legislative Conference
March 25, 2019
St. Paul Capitol

MSNA SNIP Conference
May 1-3, 2019
Madden’s Resort, Brainerd MN

SNA Annual Conference
July 14-16, 2019
St. Louis, MO

2019 Annual Conference
August 4-7, 2019
Food Show August 6, 2019
River’s Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud MN


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