The Florida Peanut Producers Association attended and exhibited at the 64th Annual Florida School Nutrition Association Conference recently held at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Approximately 1,100 school nutrition personnel from across the state attended the conference. The attendees included school food service directors, managers, dieticians and cafeteria staff.
The theme of this year’s conference was “Bridge the Gap.” Sessions were designed to help build stronger relationships with industry partners and to provide the continuing education to help school food service personnel provide Florida’s students with healthy, nutritious meals.
“Attending the Florida School Nutrition Association Conference allows us the opportunity to collect useful data to determine peanut product usage in school districts across the state,” says Ken Barton, FPPA executive director. “By using the information collected at the conference we can focus on those schools and school districts that are not currently using peanut butter and other peanut products in their breakfast and lunch menus and provide them with the health and nutritional information and planning guides to help get peanut products on their menu.”