Diane Golzynski, Ph.D., R.D.N.; Michigan Department of Education
The Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) School Nutrition Programs (SNP) hosted a Smart Snacks Show in 2014 as a part of their annual school food service conference. The MDE SNP Unit approved all vendor applications to ensure that all food show products met the Smart Snacks in Schools standards. Smart Snacks informational products were also provided at the conference, including a general Smart Snacks flyer, a Q & A flyer, 2 posters plus other ideas (such as success stories and Q & A “booths”) available. Samia Hamden (SNP Nutritionist, FNS Midwest Region) started the conference day with a presentation on Smart Snacks in School and participants moved to the vendor show immediately after. The booth application is provided here as an example for state agencies or large school districts that might host their own food show.