K-12 Blog

May 2017

Posted: May 3, 2017

It is encouraging to see that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, is getting engaged with school nutrition challenges right out of the gate. It will be a great day when we reach a stable point for sustainable programs. The challenges are many, but with all stakeholders being part of the conversation, resolution will be […]

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March 2017 – CN Reauthorization

Posted: March 10, 2017

The collective word from the Hill is quite clear, there will be no CN Reauthorization in 2017. Agriculture leaders are focused on the Farm Bill, and yes, we in the child nutrition world will play a role in that as well. Our challenges will need to be addressed in other strategic measures this year. For […]

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January 2017 – Happy New Year!

Posted: January 8, 2017

Happy New Year! May this be your best year ever. To insure that, I would hope you all are in attendance at SNIC in Orlando on January 22 through the 24. Look forward to great speakers and amazing Industry sessions discussing those critical issues we will be dealing with in the coming months. Additionally, the […]

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November 2016 – Industry Advisory Council

Posted: November 15, 2016

Your Industry Advisory Council (IAC) met for the first time at Committee Days in October. The meeting was a fast-paced, topic-filled gathering. The IAC has several Board Charges to accomplish this year, and the extra meeting time at Committee Days gave us an opportunity to dig right in. The group spent time developing the two […]

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September 2016 – Industry Advisory Council

Posted: September 20, 2016

A Message from Your Industry Representative, As the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) kicks off another year, I begin my last year as the Industry Advisory Chair. I know many of you reading this would be wonderful for this position. Please consider nominating yourself or someone you think would be a great asset to the IAC. […]

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May 2016 – The National Leadership Conference

Posted: May 18, 2016

A Message from Your Industry Representative, In our world today we look to our leaders for guidance and direction. That holds true for us as members of our Association. The National Leadership Conference (NLC) is one vehicle from which we are able to see the future in front of us and receive the guidance we […]

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March 2016 – Legislative Action Conference Recap

Posted: March 6, 2016

A Message from Your Industry Representative, The Legislative Action Conference (LAC) was amazing with great speakers and insights. 2016 is a critical year as we continue to build a path toward a sustainable future for our children. It was great seeing so many of you there! As we heard at LAC, CNR may not occur […]

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January 2016 – Bid Season is Underway!

Posted: January 6, 2016

A Message from Your Industry Representative, Each year at this time we are given the opportunity to reflect on the past year and set a “new” course for the New Year. This year is a special one for us all in the K-12 channel because it’s a Child Nutrition Reauthorization year. As we look back, […]

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November 2015

Posted: November 2, 2015

A Message from Your Industry Representative, SNA had a busy first week of November hosting three meetings just outside Washington, D.C. The Industry Advisory Council met Monday. Their discussions included a number of important topics including state conference challenges, ethics in procurement and our upcoming conferences. The Patron meeting was held on Tuesday with over […]

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September 2015 – Back to School

Posted: September 1, 2015

A Message from Your Industry Representative, Where did the summer go? It’s time for “Back to School” across our great land. As we head into the fall, we have many activities that will keep us quite busy, including numerous state conferences and the Patron meeting on November 3rd. I hope all Patrons will attend! We […]

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