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GSNA Committee Days
September 9, 2016
Macon

GSNA Executive Board Meeting
September 9, 2016
Macon

GSNA 2016 NSLW Kick Off Luncheon

October 6, 2016
Macon Centreplex - Macon

National School Lunch Week 2016
October 10-14, 2016
"School Lunch:  Show Your Spirit"

"A Dialogue:  Processing USDA Foods in Georgia"
(A Processing & Procurement Discussion)
October 25, 2016
The Foundry @ The Classic Center- Athens

GSNA CROP Show

October 26,2016
The Classic Center -Athens

 

2016 Media Award Submissions

It’s time to recognize the wonderful support given to School Nutrition programs by social media, print, radio and television media sources, school system Public Relations staff, and others.
The deadline to submit your Media Award nomination is August 31.
We couldn’t tell the story of how children are learning healthy eating habits by eating school lunch and breakfast, or how schools are offering healthy choices, fresh fruits, and whole grain breads without our friends in the media. Please nominate your media partners TODAY! 2016 Media Award

 
 

Tell Your Story! GSNA PR


Welcome back to a new school year!

GSNA is working with a professional Public Relations agency (the same one that works with the national School Nutrition Association - SNA) to help "tell the School Nutrition story" all around the state. We are looking for good public relations stories from all our schools.

If you think your program is great and should be celebrated in the media please let us know!

We are working to publicize ALL of OUR STORIES. Click here to find out how to get your SN Program highlighted in your local media.

 

GSNA 2016-2017 Platinum Sponsors


 

 

July 9-12, 2017

 
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Message from the President

 #StrongRootsStrongFuture

Many of you are settling back into your kitchens and routines filled with new challenges, changes and some new and familiar faces. Now take a step back, relax, take in a deep breath, now exhale. Congratulations! You have made it through the hardest part of the year.

I want to encourage you not to forget about yourself as we start another school year of serving children and offering them everything they need to nourish their bodies and grow them into successful adults. We do so much day in and day out to ensure the needs of our children are met not just nutritionally, but with simple gestures of kindness, warm smiles and open hugs. When creating miracles in our kitchens every day, we often forget ourselves. We need you and care about  you.

You are the anchor in our school nutrition programs.The root system that holds and keeps our programs nourished and firmly planted. Therefore I encourage you to always take a step back to revive those roots, find those little moments to relax, and just breathe. The success of our programs and organization depends on you.  Let’s be realistic, we know that what we do every day can become repetitive and lead to burn out. That is why GSNA and myself are working vigilantly to make this another successful year by providing training throughout the year designed to meet the needs of every level in our School nutrition family. Our goal this year is to keep you motivated, to nourish you professionally as well as personally, and to hopefully leave you with tools to relieve some of your day to day stresses so that you can continue to be successful.

I look forward to kicking off this year with you, planting and growing new friendships and roots with our many meetings and activities throughout the year.


Planting and growing with you,



GSNA President-Regina Williamson

 

SNA Dues Increase

Recently, the SNA Board of Directors approved a national member dues increase, which will go into effect on October 1, 2016.  This dues increase will allow SNA to provide enhanced member benefits, support important advocacy efforts such as #StoptheBlock, and help cover the general increased costs of doing business.

Dues will increase as follows:

·         Affiliate Employee/Affiliate Retired: From $16 to $17

·         Employee/Student/ Retired: From $30 to $33

·         Manager: From $32 to $35

·         Director/Major City Director/Educator/State Agency/Other: From $110 to $120

 

GSNA Seeking Leaders:  Officer Nominations Open

It is time for GSNA to consider nominees for officer positions on the GSNA Executive Committee. This year we are seeking nominations for president-elect, secretary and school level chair.

Please feel free to recommend fellow school nutrition members that you feel may be interested in being on the 2017-2018 ballot and love the honor of serving as a GSNA Officer.

Candidates must hold a SNA certificate or be credentialed (GSNA will determine eligibility before potential nominees are contacted).  Please submit names no later than October 1, 2016.  . Click here for the 17-18 Nomination Form.

 

New SNS Credentialed Members in Georgia!

The following GSNA members have been awarded the SNS Credential in 2015-2016:

Vanessa Hayes, SNS – Tift County

Lauren Koff, SNS – Houston County

Tiffany Lawrence, SNS – Muscogee County

Laura Lynn, SNS – Brantley County

Meredith Potter, SNS – Houston County

Shana Wood, SNS – Houston County

Congratulations to these dedicated school nutrition professionals for their commitment to excellence!
They join a long list of Georgia school nutrition members that know the importance of advancing your skills and knowledge in school nutrition. See ALL of the Georgia’s  SNS Credentialed members here. 
 

 USDA Professional Standards

The USDA released Professional Standards for school foodservice directors, managers, school nutrition staff and state agency directors changed in 2015. GSNA would like to make sure you keep up to date and have the resources to assist you with understanding the new requirements. Please visit the SNA USDA Professional Development HUB to find out what is now being accepted as CEUs and what the current requirements are. USDA Professional Development  HUB/Updates



 
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