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2022 National Child Nutrition Conference

April 19-21, 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana

CACFP · Afterschool Meals · Summer Food

Registration Fees

**Price is the same for both in-person and virtual options**

Advance Registration

Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2021

$299 Member

$399 Non-Member

Early Registration

Dec. 1, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022

$379 Member

$479 Non-Member

Standard Registration

Feb. 1 - Feb. 28, 2022

$459 Member

$559 Non-Member

Late Registration

March 1 - April 1, 2022

$539 Member

$639 Non-Member

Schedule subject to change.

*    Pre-Registration Required

^    By Invitation Only

Monday, April 18, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Creditable Roundtable for Vendors

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Pre-Conference Training Academy*

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  | USDA State Agency Training

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | CACFP Professionals Certification Program Overview

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Open House: Conference Q&A


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

8:00 am - 9:00 am | CACFP Creditable Resources for Professionals

8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Pre-Conference Training Academy*

9:00 am - 1:30 pm | Exhibit Hall Open

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm | Conference Welcome & Featured Speaker Sessions

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm | Learning Institutes 100, 101, 201, 301, 401, 501, State Agency

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Exhibit Hall Open

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Get Connected Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

7:00 am - 6:00 pm | Information Desk Open

7:00 am - 7:45 am | Breakfast, Coffee & Conversation

7:15 am - 7:45 am | Shop Talk

8:00 am - 9:15 am | National Conference General Session

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Workshops Session One

10:45 am - 11:45 am | Workshops Session Two

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Exhibitor Hall Open

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm | National CACFP Sponsors Association Annual Meeting^

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Workshops Session Three

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm | Workshops Session Four

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Workshops Session Five

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Shop Talk

Thursday, April 21, 2022

7:00 am - 6:00 pm | Information Desk Open

7:00 am - 7:45 am | Breakfast, Coffee & Conversation

7:15 am - 7:45 am | Shop Talk

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Workshops Session Six

9:15 am - 10:15 am | Workshops Session Seven

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Workshops Session Eight

10:30 am - 1:00 pm  | Exhibitor Hall Open

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm | CMP/CCNP Professionals' Celebration^

1:15 pm -2:15 pm | Workshops Session Nine

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Workshops Session Ten

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm | Featured Speaker Sessions: CACFP, Afterschool Meals, Summer Food

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Shop Talk

Friday, April 22, 2022

8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Post-Conference Training Academy*

8:00 am - 12:00 pm | State Agency Afterschool & Summer Meals Symposium^

9:00 am - 10:00 am | CACFP Creditable Resources for Professionals

10:30 am - 11:00 am | CACFP Certification Overview

11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Shop Talk

All participants (attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff) are required to provide their proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference in New Orleans, LA. Our priority is to create a safe environment for all that are in attendance.  Additionally, face coverings are mandatory in all meeting spaces and common areas. All participants must have their badge on at all times.


For the purposes of right of entry to the NCNC, a person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
  • Dependent on CDC guidelines, booster shots may be required
Close up isolated image of a COVID 19 vaccination record card on a wooden desk. The card details the date, type and the dose number of administered vaccine and given to every person for record.

Instructions for providing your proof of vaccination will be emailed to all participants prior to the conference and will require submission through a 3rd party vaccination management provider by April 7, 2022.


Proof of Vaccination Requirements:

  • CDC-issued Vaccination Card must include the name of the vaccinated individual, the dates of the completed vaccination cycle, the administering physical or medical services provider, and the manufacturer of the vaccine issued.
  • The full vaccination cycle must be completed by April 1, 2022 (received the second dose in a two-dose series such as Pfizer or Moderna or a single dose of J&J).


If a participant does not submit their vaccine card by April 7, 2022, they will not be permitted to be in attendance at the 2022 NCNC in New Orleans. Registration will not be refunded to attendees that do not provide proof of vaccination; individuals will be converted to the Virtual Conference.


NCA may update these requirements at any time at its sole discretion. Continue to check this Health & Safety page for more details and continuous updates.


The precautions that the NCA has put in place for a safe conference experience do not rule out the risk of breakthrough infections, visit the CDC website for more information.


If you have any additional questions contact us at


  • Exhibitor staff MUST wear masks at all times, including during non-exhibitor hours and during move-in and move-out.
  • Exhibitor(s) MUST finalize staff personnel by April 1, 2022 and all exhibitor staff must abide the conference Covid-19 policies for attendance. No substitutions will be allowed unless the booth staff becomes infected with Covid-19.
  • High traffic areas will be cleaned daily.
  • It is recommended that exhibitors sanitize their booth area regularly and have sanitizer at their booth.
  • All food samples must be individually packaged.

Key Dates & General Information

Thank you for your interest and willingness to share your expertise with our audience at the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference in New Orleans! We’ve put together some guidelines and key dates for our presenters leading up to the Conference.

Did you know that workshops are the most important program element of the National Child Nutrition Conference? Attendees enjoy hearing from presenters who

  • Tell stories and use pictures
  • Communicate the objective of their presentation
  • Share information that has practical application
  • Provide factual information and resources
  • Engage the audience


If you have any questions, we’re here to help! Email us at

Key Dates:

August 5, 2021: Call for Proposals open

September 1, 2021: Call for Proposal deadline for priority consideration

October 1, 2021: Priority applicants notified of selection

October 15, 2021:  Review presenter agreement and complete the online form to confirm your participation

November 1, 2021:  Conference registration opens

February 1, 2022: Presenters notified of presentation date & time

March 15, 2022: Presentations and handout PDF due

March 15, 2022: Hotel room reservation cutoff

April 19 – 21, 2022: National Child Nutrition Conference

Conference Registration

Presenters who wish to attend the conference sessions and networking opportunities will need to register for the conference with the posted registration fees at the time of registration. Advance Registration opens on November 1, 2021.


All presenters are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel and travel expenses. The link for the discounted block of rooms will be emailed to the email provided once registered.


All presenters will be given a PowerPoint template to use for the presentation. The title slide is required for your presentation. The inside pages are recommended. The presentation slides will be made available to attendees as a PDF in the conference app.


PowerPoint Best Practices

  • Keep text on page simple and short
  • Include images appropriately
  • Proofread and spellcheck your presentation
  • Avoid product logos or branding


Presenters are asked to submit an electronic copy of their handouts in PDF form by March 15, 2022 for publishing on our conference app. Presenters are responsible for printing and providing an adequate number of handouts if they would like to provide physical copies to attendees.


Presenters will be offered standard audio-visual support which will include a podium, microphone, projector, screen, and power cord. We do not provide computers for presentations. If the presenter’s laptop requires a specific cord, then they are responsible for providing their own adapter.


Wireless internet will be available to all presenters and attendees. Please have a contingency plan in place if there is an unexpected technology issue. We recommend embedding any links or videos into your presentation.

Attendee Engagement

Attendees love to be interactive during a presentation. Let’s work together to plan engagement for your session!


Here are some of our favorite ideas

  • Hands up: Prepare a “Raise your hand if…” question or two to ask right off the bat to engage your audience.
  • Two by Two: Have attendees pair off for an exercise or to discuss a prompt.
  • Ask Questions: Ask for attendees to share what they’d like to get out of your presentation (smaller group settings).

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Questions?

Please contact Hannah Morris, Event Specialist, at


Hyatt Regency New Orleans 

601 Loyola Ave

New Orleans, LA 70113

Rate: $169.00+/night

Hyatt House New Orleans

1250 Poydras S

New Orleans, LA 70113

Rate (Includes Breakfast): $169.00+/night

Hotel booking link will be shared via email once conference registration is confirmed.



Things to Do

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Why Partner with the National CACFP Sponsors Association?

The National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) is the national platform for the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  We represent a broad network of organizations that work tireslessly to serve nutritious meals and snacks to children and adults nationwide through both the CACFP and SFSP. 

Stakeholders include:

  • State and Federal Agencies 
  • Sponsoring Organizations 
  • Child Care Centers 
  • Head Start 
  • Afterschool Organizations 
  • Family Home Child Care 
  • Tribal Organizations 
  • Emergency Shelters 
  • Food Banks 
  • Anti-Hunger Organizations 
  • Industry Leaders 
  • Summer Food and more.  
CACFP SFSP Infographic with adults


Engage with attendees and decision makers who influence a broad number of child nutrition participants. Build personal long-lasting relationships. 


Strengthen your brand by showcasing your products and services to CACFP and SFSP stakeholders.  


Showcase your organization as an advocate for child hunger and food insecurity with solutions to help solve problems.  

2022 National Child Nutrition Conference Opportunities


With many non-competitive hours, our exhibit hall is the place to showcase your products, solutions and resources while networking and building relationships.

Silver Level - $2,500

  • 10'x20' Space (pipe and drape) with Two (2) Six-Foot Tables and Four (4) Chairs
  • Conference Program Recognition
  • One-Time Social Media Promotion
  • Conference App Placement
  • One (1) Conference Registration

Bronze Level - $1,500

  • 10'x10' Space (pipe and drape) with One (1) Six-Foot Table and Two (2) Chairs
  • Conference Program Recognition
  • One-Time Social Media Promotion
  • Conference App Placement
  • One (1) Conference Registration

Nonprofit Level - $1,000

  • 10'x10' Space (pipe and drape) with One (1) Six-Foot Table and Two (2) Chairs
  • Conference Program Recognition
  • One-Time Social Media Promotion
  • Conference App Placement
  • One (1) Conference Registration

Exhibitor Hours

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Exclusive Exhibitor Add-On Opportunities

Commercial Workshop - $500

Social Media Live Demo - $500


Conference Program Ads

Full Page - $800

Half Page - $600

Quarter Page - $400

Tote Bag Promotion

$950 + Hotel Receiving Charges


Partner with us as a sponsor and receive exclusive benefits and premier recognition.

$10,000 Sponsorships $7,500 Sponsorships $5,000 Sponsorships $2,500 Sponsorships (Education Tracks)
General Session (One Available) Evening Welcome Reception Registration (SOLD) At-Risk Afterschool
Grab 'n' Go Breakfast (Two Available) Conference App Selfie Spot Nutrition
Boxed Lunch (Two Available) Tote Bags Charging Stations Head Start
Padfolio Networking Lounge Summer Food
Lanyards Snack Break Program Administration & Operations
Beverage Break State Agency
Policy & Advocacy
Financial Management
Research & Resources
Program Spotlight


Become an Industry Partner

Join us in supporting CACFP and SFSP communities and helping to ensure that millions of children have access to nutritious meals daily. By investing with NCA, you are not only supporting sponsoring organizations, but also providers, children and families across the country. 

Industry Partner 4x3

Industry Partner - $1,000

  • Online Presence: Recognition year-round with logo, partner description and link on NCA website. 
  • Email Marketing: One-time placement of logo, link, and 600-character or less description in the child nutrition community eNews (sent to over 95,000+ stakeholders). 
  • Use of NCA Industry Partner Badge on your marketing materials. 
  • A 10% Discount on all Exhibitor and Advertiser fees. 

Exhibitor Hall Information

Exhibitor Hours

Exhibitor Move-In Monday, April 18, 2022 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Ready Hour Tuesday, April 19, 2022 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Exhibit Hall Day 1 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Day 2 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Day 3 Thursday, April 21, 2022 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-Out Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:00 pm -4:00 pm


To ship items directly to your booth, please use Freeman shipping services.

To ship items to yourself at the hotel, please use the following address and pick up your items at the FedEx office inside the Hyatt Regency:

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

National Child Nutrition Conference: April 18, 2022 - April 22, 2022

Hold for Guest (Your Name) (Your Cell Number)

(Guest Company Name) (Booth Number) Elita A

601 Loyola Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70113


The shipping window for exhibitor booth materials is Wednesday-Tuesday, April 13-19, 2022. Items arriving prior to the exhibitor shipping window or left in the FedEx office will be charged an additioinal storage fee.

Food Samples Distribution is allowed. Exhibitors may distribute snack-size food samples during Exhibit Hall hours at no charge. Snack-size samples are individual, small portions, such as yogurt in a 6 oz. container, mandarin oranges in a snack-size bowl, a single snack bag, a single serving of whole grain snack crackers, or a small orange juice. Submit the food samples you are planning to distribute here.

Cold Storage: If you are planning to ship items that are in need of cold storage, please contact us at Cold Storage items will be shipped directly to the hotel.


Additional Booth Staff or Attendees

Exhibitors all receive one complimentary attendee with their booth packages. If you would like to bring additonal staff, you may choose from the following:

Exhibit Hall-Only Pass ($250): Give you full Exhibit Hall access and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. You may not attend any of the educational portion of the conference with this pass.

Regular Attendee (current rate): Exhibitors may purchase full attendee registrations. To do so, visit our registration site. We recommend this option for exhibitor staff that want to network beyond the Exhibit Hall and attend any fo the sessions in the schedule.

Exhibitor Lead Retrieval Program

We have revamped our lead retrieval program. Exhibitors who donate a door prize item will be given an opt-in attendee list. Exhibitors will need to provide a gift card of $50 or $100 denomination (Visa, Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart).

Gift cards can be delivered to the registration desk at the conference, and NCA will conduct the drawing and publicize the winners.

Exclusive Add-Ons for Exhibitors

Commercial Workshop

Apply here. Workshops must be approved by the NCNC Conference Committee.

Commercial Workshop

To schedule your demo time, please contact


Tote Bag Promotional Item

Purchasing Deadline: March 1, 2022

Tote bag promotional items must have prior approval. Please submit your tote bag promotional item and brief description to

Submit Tracking Numbers to by April 11, 2022.

Delivery Window: Monday-Friday, April 11-15, 2022*

*Tote bag promotional items arriving after April 15, 2022 will NOT be included in the attendee tote bag*

Tote Bag Address:

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

National Child Nutrition Conference: April 16, 2022

Alexia Thex, 512-987-1459

National CACFP Sponsors Association - TOTE BAG ONLY (Empire)

601 Loyola Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70113


Conference Program Advertising

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Submission Deadline: March 1, 2022

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