Join us October 11th thru the 13th, 2017 for our second annual Industry Seminar. This year's seminar will be held at the Westin Riverfront Resort located in beautiful Beaver Creek, Colorado
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This year's seminar includes General Sessions, Small group Breakout/Training sessions, Industry Speed Dating, Great Networking opportunities and a silent auction will all be part of this wonderful experience.
Great Sponsorship opportunity for our Industry members.
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Addresses ANC 2017 Attendees
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to attendees during the Closing General Session of SNA’s 2017 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Atlanta. His visit was highly anticipated, as this is the first time in over 20 years that a Secretary of Agriculture has addressed an ANC audience.
A native of Georgia, Perdue relayed that he was happy to visit his home state (where he served as governor from 2003 to 2011) and said that he can “still feel the love of the lunchroom ladies” from when he was a kid. Audience members were very receptive to his message of working cooperatively to feed the nation’s children. “You mold the lives of the most important people in our country, and that’s our children!”
Perdue received a huge applause when he discussed the proclamation he recently signed which is intended to help overcome operational challenges in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs created by highly restrictive sodium, whole grain-rich and milk requirements.
Perdue stated that USDA has a new motto, “Do right and feed everyone.” Additionally, he went on to explain that he and the USDA staff will continue to work with SNA and its members because frontline operators know these programs. “We trust you!”
After the Closing General Session, Secretary Perdue met with the school nutrition professionals who serve on SNA’s incoming and outgoing Board of Directors to hear first-hand about successes and challenges as schools work to improve menus for students while meeting updated nutrition standards for meals and snacks.
To watch Perdue’s full address, visit the SNA website.
Congrats CSNA President Jeremy West!
SNA awarded Jeremy West the President's Award of Achievement at the SNA Annual Summer Conference in Atlanta on July 9, 2017. Thank you Jeremy for your strong leadership and countless hours serving CSNA!
IT'S A WRAP!
Thanks to everyone who made the 2017 Annual Summer conference a success! We appreciate those who took the time to complete the conference survey. This information will help us improve what we do for the benefit of our members and industry partners.
Congratuations to the four lucky winners who were picked at random for completing the survey! Starbucks gift cards are on their way.
Janette Brink, Cherry Creek SD
Rhonda Kish, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Dina Reinsch, Widefield SD 3
Kris Sandoval, Colorado Springs SD 11
FOOD SERVICE RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Healthy Food Choices in Schools
The eXtension Community of Practice called Healthy Food Choices in Schools develops research and expertise based online articles, monthly webinars, professional development courses and most recently, educational videos. These short videos are designed to empower school food service stakeholders from managers to students to facilitate and make healthy food choices in schools. Please use and share these videos in your work and outreach as well as share them with schools and food service professionals that you think would find them useful.
Access Healthy Food Choices in Schools resources below:
SAVE THE DATE
The 2018 CSNA Summer Conference will be at the Embassy Suites in Loveland June 12-13, 2018
PLEASE SUPPORT THE SCHOOL NUTRITION FOUNDATION (SNF)
For more than 50 years, the Foundation has been educating and empowering the men and women who provide healthy nourishment to school children.
Learn about the SNF and how your tax-deductible donation will benefit school nutrition professionals.
THANK YOU 2017-18 TRUSTEE & PATRON INDUSTRY MEMBERS
CSNA Appreciates Your Support!
Domino's Smart Slice
Desert Peak Marketing
Intermountain Food Equipment
Ken's Foods, Inc.
Los Cabos Mexican Foods
Mountain Sales & Service
Pilgrim's Pride/Gold Kist
TRC Marketing, Inc.
Tom Reddit Sales Agency
True Food Service Equipment, Inc.
Yang's 5th Taste