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MARCH 2017
Building Healthy Children, Ready to Learn


SNA Legislative Action Conference
April 2-5, 2017
Washington, DC

GSNA "Let's Move!" Literary Consortium

March 28, 2017 – Athens, GA
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School Nutrition Employee Week
May 1-5, 2017

School Nutrition Hero Day
May 5, 2017

Georgia Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Day
May 10, 2017

GSNA Leadership & Legislative Training

June 15-16, 2017
Milledgeville, GA


GSNA 2017 Awards

It’s GSNA awards season!

Do you know someone that deserves to be recognized for their outstanding work?

GSNA has several opportunities for you to help celebrate your employees and friends dedication to school nutrition. Click here for awards forms.


2017-2018 Leadership Academy

GSNA is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Academy class. The purpose of the Leadership Academy is to train GSNA members who show leadership potential to take on additional leadership roles and responsibilities within GSNA, at the local, district, and, eventually, the state level.

Training will include understanding the roles and differences in leadership styles, public speaking and presentation skills, personal assessment of skills, group dynamics, team building, and governance issues such as parliamentary procedure.


To apply please complete a Leadership Academy application and return it to the GSNA Headquarters office by no later than March 15th.


Click here for Leadership Academy Program Outline & Application.


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Message from the President


Hello Family!

This has been one of the most exciting experiences of my life! It has truly been a joy and a pleasure to travel the state meeting, greeting, and having wonderful fellowship with each of you.


My only hope is that something I may have said or done has made an impact and has given you the tools to make a difference of your own. I started this year with each of you in mind and hope that you were given something that refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated your purpose through the various meetings and training throughout the year.


As this year comes to a close, I have memories and experiences that will last a lifetime! I look forward to seeing my old and new friends on Jekyll Island in April where GSNA and I have gone above and beyond to continue to offer you everything you need to fulfill you personally and professionally.


I would like to encourage each of you for the days, weeks, and months ahead to keep moving, stay encouraged and stay motivated! Everything you have gone through up to this point was a shedding period for your new growth. There are different stages in life where we go though many changes much like a tree, but if you just hold on, its beauty will soon manifest.

 GSNA President 2016-2017


GSNA 2017 “Let’s Move!” Literary Consortium Winners

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the individual statewide Essay contest winners:
1st place - Hawkins Pontes, 8th grade, Blackmon Road Middle
2nd place- Jeffrey Fuller, 6th grade, East Jackson Middle
3rd place - Diamond Sherrod-Lewis, 8th grade, Barber Middle School

These four winning schools will be attending the consortium March 28th at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Barber Middle (Cobb County)
Blackmon Middle (Muscogee County)
East Jackson Middle (Jackson County)
Eighth Street Middle (Tift County)

Congratulations to these students for doing an exceptional job.  Their essays were enlightening, inspiring and thought provoking.

 2017 National LAC Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 National Legislative Action Conference Scholarship recipients:
Danielle Freeman, Coordinator – Douglas County SNP and Tessany Lockhart, Manager – Houston County SNP


2017 Annual Conference
April 20-22 - Jekyll Island Convention Center

Jekyll Island here we come! All of the Georgia Grown Peaches of school nutrition will be back on the beautiful island of Jekyll for our year end celebration of school nutrition. Your 2017 Annual Conference experience of “Learning Today and Leading Tomorrow” will give you the chance to make NEW connections, GAIN knowledge and CELEBRATE school nutrition.

So pack your beach bag and join us as we honor our roots and look to the future of Georgia school nutrition. Click here for more information and registration.

We thank our 2017 Conference Sponsors to date:

GSN Foundation Golf Tournament – “Together We Golf” - Wednesday April 19th 2017

Make plans to support the Georgia School Nutrition Foundation with the 2017 Golf Tournament. Join your school nutrition friends in a round of golf at the Jekyll Island Golf Club. Your participation supports continuing education, training and skill development for school nutrition professionals across the state. For more information on how you can participate click here.


Legislative Contribution Reminder

Please remember to send in your State legislative contribution by March 15th.

Your donations help GSNA lobby on behalf of ALL school nutrition staff to the state and national legislature.
GSNA has asked that each local chapter contribute to our legislative fund to assist in these efforts.

Please use the Legislative Contribution form to calculate your local donation amount. 

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