Events – 2020 Conferences

2020 MSNA Legislative Conference

February 25, 2020

Download:  2020 MSNA State Legislative Conference Registration Form

L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room B15
(Basement of the State Capitol)
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

3:30pm – 4:00pm          Registration & Updates
4:00pm – 6:00pm          Legislative Policy Reception

Invite Your Legislator to the MSNA Legislative Policy Reception. You can begin contacting your legislators today as their calendars fill up quickly.
Click Here for Legislative Invite Information

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, contact 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.


2020 SNIP Conference

May 6-8, 2020
Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Penisula
Brainerd, MN 56401


Get ready to Think3D and Nourish & Flourish at the SNIP Conference! Mark your calendars to join us for another great Industry conference!

Our speakers, Tamien & Vaney from THINK3D will help us look at developing our culture, relationships and help us develop a skill set that we can use in our kitchens and jobs so we can invest in feeding people and be our best person! Culture change, adapting to change and learning how to work together as a team!   If it’s not one that you invest in, it will certainly be one that you pay for. In today’s ever competitive job-market, culture is the new currency.

May 6, 2020 (tentative schedule)
4:00pm-7:00pm                   Registration
5:30pm-6:30pm                   Industry Forum (Industry Only)
5:30pm-6:30pm                   School Food Service Session   (All school members)
7:00pm                                  Social Time-Pizza w/cash bar

May 7 & May 8 tentative schedule will be posted soon.



64th Annual State Conference
August 2-5, 2020
River’s Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud, MN 56301



SNS Exam

Date: Sunday August 2, 2020
Location: Board Room C, Rivers Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud MN
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Registration Deadline: July 12, 2020


MSNA will be hosting the SNS Exam on Sunday, August 2, 2020.
Note that all registration forms and fees are to be sent in directly to SNA. See “How to Apply”
**SNS Exam Recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)**

Candidates interested in taking the SNS Credentialing Exam must meet the academic and work experience criteria for one of the following options listed in order to be eligible to sit the exam.
The SNS exam application fee is:
• $ 225.00 for SNA Members
• $ 325.00 for Non-Members
Note: There is a $40.00 late fee for applications submitted or postmarked after the registration deadline.

As you begin to prepare for the SNS Credentialing Exam, there are some tried-and-true techniques that can help you make sure you’re not overlooking anything as you prepare. So many school nutrition professionals prepare for the SNS by just reading and then they’re disappointed if they don’t pass the exam. The reality is, knowing the source information is only a small part of the preparation most people need to go through in order to take the exam. That is why SNA has developed some new resources to help you on your journey to become SNS Credentialed.

How to Apply



Nutrition Conference Update!

Thanks to valuable feedback we received during MSNA’s Annual Conference, we are assessing how we can best provide training and education for members. We are taking this opportunity to postpone the annual fall Nutrition Conference to re-format the layout to better serve you! Please note that the Nutrition Conference will take place at a future date (2020) and will be better than ever! We will be sure to keep you informed as it is developed.

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2019 63rd Annual State Conference Workshop Presentations
August 5-7, 2019, Rivers Edge Convention Center


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


More Upcoming Events

Other Upcoming Events

Nutrition Conference

MSNA Legislative Conference
February 25, 2020
Capital Building, St. Paul MN

SNA Legislative Conference
March 8-10, 2020

MSNA SNIP Conference
May 6-8, 2020
Madden’s Resort, Brainerd MN

SNA Annual Conference
July 12-14, 2020
Nashville TN

2020 Annual Conference
August 2-5, 2020
Food Show August 4, 2020
River’s Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud MN


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