President's Message

Winter 2021

January is a time for looking back and looking forward.  As I look back over the past year, I see days, weeks and months filled with new ideas, new experiences, new ways of thinking, and new habits.  I think it is safe to say that 2020 has been a year like no other in our lifetime!

We have served our communities in unprecedented ways.  Each one of you has stepped up to meet the needs in your community, and in doing so we have discovered new ways to serve meals, created stronger alliances with other departments in our organizations, developed new relationships with parents of our students, and learned to smile with our eyes!

WSNA is here to support you! Look for more on-line opportunities to learn and network.  Planning for the Spring Workshop and our Annual Conference is in progress. We hope the pandemic will be controlled and that we will be able to gather together in our schools and communities, but until then, we will work to connect virtually.   Please be sure WSNA has your preferred email address so you receive timely information about opportunities to learn, network, and connect.  If you have a little extra time and would like to be involved, please contact me or another WSNA Board Member.  We need you!

Looking forward into the New Year fills me with hope!  Hope for health, for peace, for understanding, for progress, for equity and inclusion, for kindness.  The following quote by Rainer Maria Rilke is one of my favorites.  For me, it evokes positive expectancy, gratitude, and resilience. It inspires me to embrace the journey of life. 

May every day of the New Year inspire each of us to live bravely and brilliantly! 

With gratitude,

Jan

 

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Engage, educate and empower School Nutrition professionals to advance accessibility, quality and integrity of school nutrition programs

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Every student has access to nutritious meals, to strengthen their health and well-being

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