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When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Where: Virtual (Zoom Videoconference)
United States
Contact: (617) 734-8822

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2020 Back to School & Statewide Chapter Meetings (Virtual Event)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020  2:00 - 3:45 pm

Like so many Massachusetts school districts, this year's Back to School Event will be virtual!

Join us for a general session with speakers from the front lines, DESE and SNA National, as well as catch-up with colleagues in the chapter breakout sessions that follow.  This conference is worth 2 CEUs.

Registration Rate $20 SNA of Mass Members (Non-Members $45)



2:00 - 3:00 pm




Welcome & Updates

Sue Murray, SNA of Mass. President
Learn about the exciting programs of SNA of Mass. has planned for this school year.  We will continue to provide educational programming, networking opportunities, and ways to connect with your vendors and your peers.  

2021:  What’s Ahead for Child Nutrition Programs
Cathy Schuchart, SVP, Government Affairs and Media Relations, School Nutrition Association

What effect will the 2020 General Election have on school meals and the children we serve? Are you ready to advocate and educate a new Administration, a new U.S. Congress and new Committee members on the importance and sustainability of child nutrition programs?  Join us and learn how you can put your advocacy skills to the test as we navigate the most challenging time in school nutrition. 

Q&A with DESE
Rob Leshin, DESE

We will continue this popular Q&A format with Rob Leshin, DESE and Lynn Petrowski, Professional Development Chair to address your questions.  Given the ever-changing landscape we are now working in, this session will address your concerns once "school is open" whatever form that may be for your district. 

 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Finally Worry Free

Paula Sullivan
Paula Sullivan is the author of Finally Worry Free, which focuses on how to start reaching into your subconscious mind, where your beliefs are stored, to begin replacing all the negative ones that have been blocking your happiness.  Once a school nutrition professional she knows exactly how challenging these days are and will help us all lessen our anxiety during the school year.  

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Chapter Meetings

Connect with your chapter peers. This will be the first chapter meeting of the school year and a great opportunity to get to know your delegate and delegate-elect to the SNA of Mass Board of Directors. Discussions will be focused individually within the chapter about any hot topics member wish to explore.

Will be rescheduled ...TBD.



Industry Support

SNA of Mass. Industry Members will have the opportunity to take part in this virtual event by setting up a page within event platform to highlight their product offerings that meet your current COVID needs, post videos and recipes to help you with your meal planning and to provide lists of those products that you can purchase now to help you meet the challenges of serving meals in the classroom, grab and go, or whatever format your district demands.


Conference attendees will have access to speaker presentations, event materials and vendor pages through January 2021 for reference.


Refunds & Cancellations: Sorry, no refunds available.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, SNA of Mass meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by SNA of Mass and other third parties, including but not limited the venue, the host city, and the host CVB.


*Participation at this event qualifies for 2 CEUs.


We look forward to connecting with you!

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