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The dictionary defines “advocacy” as an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic and social systems and institutions.
Today in Washington, DC, many dramatic changes are occurring. The President has nominated former Governor Sonny Perdue from Georgia for Secretary of Agriculture. If approved
by the Senate, he will have a major influence on the Child Nutrition Reauthorization. The Senate Agriculture Committee, along with the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, will be working on drafting the new legislation. This process as we have seen can start & stop, be delayed, and eventually get to the finish line.
One topic that keeps raising its ugly head is Block Grants. Below I’ve provided two links for you to educate yourself on this subject matter. I urge you to take the time to read both of these articles. History has shown a severe decrease in funding when programs are switched from Entitlement to Block Grants.
It is not too early to start contacting your Senators and Representatives and tell them you do not want Block Grants in the Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
Please prepare yourself and read all articles that come out from The School Nutrition Association on Legislative activities both local and national. It’s all up to us, we are all in this together. Don’t let the health and nutrition of our children become a sound bite by today’s politicians. Let’s fight for our true future, the Children of this fine country!!
Stand tall, stand for all!
VP, Education Division
KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc.
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Spotlight: Education Segment Manager – Deb Danner
Deb Danner has worked in the foodservice industry for almost 17 years. She moved into the Education segment two years ago and is a member of the Nebraska School Nutrition Association. Deb loves “being able to bring new light and understanding to the Commodity processes.”
Deb currently resides in Omaha, NE with her husband Joe and their dog Jax. She and her husband love to travel and spend time with their family, including four children and three grandchildren. Deb enjoys cooking and trying new recipes. She is also a proud supporter of Feeding America.
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