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LAC 2014 – What a Success!

On April 2, 2014, in All News, Legislation, by Paula Wagner
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Almost 900 school nutrition professionals came to Washington, DC for a fantastic 42nd Legislative Action Conference (LAC) on March 2-5, 2014. Conference highlights included a pre-con session on dream kitchens;  a USDA update during the snow storm; breakout sessions which ran the spectrum on topics from  Community Eligibility to Winning School Officials’ Support,  State Advocacy, and more. Keynote speaker Kathleen Parker, from The Washington Post, entertained attendees with witty DC insider insights and the SNF 50th Anniversary Celebration moved the room to tears with touching stories from everyday school nutrition heroes. 

A successful Charge to the Hill had attendees blanketing the Hill and sharing their expertise in operating school nutrition programs with their Members of Congress and enjoying a reception on the hill with impromptu remarks from Congressman Rodney Davis of Illinois and Senator John Boozman of Arkansas. On the final day we heard from knowledgeable panelists on the “Smart Snacks in Schools” guidelines,  covering tools, resources, collaborations, industry challenges, operator challenges, and new opportunities. Tune in to www.schoolnutrition.org  or sign up Tuesday Morning for a thorough recap.

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