As part of the Web site’s ongoing commitment to provide information to both consumers and the foodservice industry about events that help to shape the trends in food, The Food Channel and FoodchannelPRO.com crew conducted interviews and showcased products and innovations at the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference 2010.
‘The country is very tuned in to school nutrition right now,’ says Kay Logsdon, editor in chief of The Food Channel. ‘That’s why we’ve made it a priority to bring our audience the latest news and products. Our stories highlight the people and the companies who are making a difference.’
More than 5,000 school nutrition professionals from around the country visited the school nutrition industry’s largest exhibit floor at the Dallas Convention Center during the 64th ANC. And at 760 exhibit booths, more than 340 companies showcased healthy, energy efficient and kid-friendly improvements in school nutrition.
With school nutrition professionals working hard to meet the goals of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign, exhibitors stepped up to the challenge with new, healthier, kid-friendly products. Among the items seen this year were whole grain/multigrain products; fresh fruits and vegetables; low-fat dairy options such as flavored milks; peanut-free alternatives and healthy student favorites including whole-grain pizzas with low-fat cheese and low sodium toppings; zero trans fat, baked sweet potato fries and wedges; breaded whole-grain chicken products and high quality, calcium-rich ice cream.
The Food Channel’s coverage of the event—which included daily reports, video interviews, photos and feature stories—was sponsored by the SNA and underwritten by Advance Food Company, Michael Foods, the National Dairy Council, and Pinnacle Foods. Click here to see the full SNA coverage and photos from the event on The Food Channel’s Facebook page.