The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing 55,000 members who plan, prepare and serve healthy school meals. From March 2-5, 2014, approximately 1,000 SNA members from across the nation will gather at the JW Marriott (1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) for SNA’s 42nd annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC).

The conference will feature expert panel discussions on challenges related to implementation of new nutrition standards for school meals and snacks and other school nutrition issues featured in SNA’s 2014 Position Paper.

On Tuesday, March 4, LAC attendees will participate in SNA’s “Charge to the Hill.” SNA members will contact their congressional offices to schedule meetings. We hope you will welcome a visit from school nutrition professionals in your district to discuss SNA’s 2014 Position Paper and provide insight into how these issues impact students and families your community. If you would like to show them your support, please consider sending this template letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

SNA invites members of Congress and their staff to participate in LAC and attend SNA’s Capitol Hill Reception on Tuesday, March 4, 5:30-7:00 pm in the Rayburn Cafeteria. SNA would welcome the opportunity to recognize members of Congress attending the event, and allow them to briefly address attendees.

For more information on LAC, please contact SNA’s Staff Vice President for Child Nutrition & Policy, Cathy Schuchart, at (301) 686-3100.

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