2019 ISNA Annual Conference Logo 

November 14-16, 2019

French Lick Resort Logo


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Fantastic General Session Speakers

Dr. Jim Painter, PhD, RD

Opening General Session: Thursday, November 14th • 9:00am
Breakout Session: Thursday, November 14th • 12:30pm
Dr. Jim Painter is an Adjunct Professor at University of Texas. His current research includes heart disease, and mindless eating. Jim consults for Sun-Maid Raisin Growers, Paramount Farms, and the National Dairy Council. He currently serves on the American Heart Association’s Eat Well Task Force and is the Nutrition Advisor for Sugarwise. He worked for Marriott Corporation in the 1980s, taught at the University of Illinois during the 1990s and at Eastern Illinois University until 2013.  Jim has over 100 peer-reviewed publications to his credit. His presentations are not only informational and educational; they are also thought-provoking and entertaining.


Jane Jenkins Herlong

 Click HERE for Jane's One Minute of Sweet Tea Wisdom

Opening General Session: Friday, November 15th • 9:30am
Breakout Session:  Friday, November 15th • 11:55am
A Sirius XM Humorist, international best-selling/award-winning
author, professional singer, recording artist and award-winning professional speaker! With a sense of humor and smart work, Jane traveled from the rows of her family farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio City Music Hall. Jane’s keen sense of humor evolved from being labeled Dyslexic and constantly told, “You can’t do that!” Jane changed the word NO to NEXT and the rest is what dreams are made of. Audiences learn the healing power of humor when handling negative people and circumstances for more productive, positive living. 


NEW education format on Saturday!
Rather than several hours of concurrent education sessions, Saturday morning will include an interactive Team Building workshop using various improv exercises providing practical solutions that can be used in the workplace
right away!
*Make sure that your entire team is in attendance!*
Jon Colby

 Jon Colby

Opening Session & Team Building Workshop:  Saturday, November 16th • 8:15am - 12:15am

Experts agree that building a strong team is important for the longevity and success of any company, but creating and maintaining that supportive culture can be challenging.  Jon combines his master’s in education and his background in theatre to craft a meaningful and interactive experience where attendees have the opportunity to apply what they learn. 


Preconference Opportunity!!!

As part of ISNA's mission to provide education, programs and services for members which promote quality child nutrition, we will be hosting the SNS Credentialing Exam in conjunction with annual conference in French Lick.

 Wednesday, November 13th
French Lick Springs Hotel

Roosevelt 202 (Upper Level) 

Click HERE for study materials, to download the SNS Handbook, and to register for the exam. 

*Deadline to register is October 23, 2019*


*NOTE:  You do not have to be registered for the annual conference in order to take advantage of this opportunity.


Industry & Attendee Highlights

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Friday, November 15th

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Director/Buyer Hour
2:15 pm - 5:00 pm Open to all! 

*NEW Exhibition Hall (French Lick Springs Hotel) 


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Come see the latest innovations from our industry partners in small group, roundtable, format.  Attend Innovation Stations this year for a more focus group type feel.  Learning at it's peak efficiency!
Thursday, November 14th • 3:00pm - 5:00pm 



 Entertainment & Networking 

More information to come regarding entertaining on site networking opportunities on Thursday and Friday evenings!

Registration and Accommodations information available

September 2019


Check back to this page often for updates as they come available!