(CHICAGO) May 19, 2014 – NAMA announced today it will host a free webinar presented by the United States Department of Agriculture to provide members with an overview of Smart Snacks in Schools nutrition standards that go into effect on July 1. The webinar, sponsored by Del Monte Foods, will also describe resources available to assist with the implementation of these standards. The 90 minute webinar, which will include a Q&A session, will take place on Wednesday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m. EST.
Joann DeNardis, NAMA’s director of education/certification, said the webinar’s presenter, Nancy Lyons, is an experienced policy analyst with the Food and Nutrition Service division of the USDA.
“Nancy currently works for the School Programs Division of the Special Nutrition Programs in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs,” DeNardis said. “Her perspective is invaluable for our members. We thank the USDA for bringing this webinar to our members.”
The webinar is available to any industry professional. Webinar link: http://www.vending.org/education/webinar-series
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $42 billion U.S. vending and refreshment services industry. With 1800 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research to its membership.