Thank you for joining us for our first fully virtual conference! We missed seeing you all in person, but we were excited to see your smiling faces virtually.  Thank you to our speakers, planning committee, and the people who donated auction items.  Our members and industry people all helped to make it a success!


Help us welcome Mindy Cass as our new Executive Director! We are excited for her to help move our Association forward.

Un-Bridled Brilliance!

Our School Lunch Stories from the Pandemic Year

We have learned much about ourselves. We have found strength within ourselves that we didn’t know we had and have seen the value of the work we do recognized by others nationwide.  The past year has vividly shown the importance of school meals.  Alissa Rumsey, RD, quoted in US News & World Report in 2018, made this observation: 

Food is not just nutrition and fuel for our bodies; it is part of our history, our culture, our family.

I believe each one of you has a story from the past year that that supports this observation.  When I was installed as president last July, I promised to help you tell your stories.  Now I’m asking for your help.

How have your experiences over the past year affected you?  How have you grown and changed?  What changes have you seen in your community?   What changes have you seen in the kids you serve? 

Send me your stories!  Just a few sentences, or as much as you would like to share.  We will compile your stories into a booklet form, creating a remembrance of this year. 

Send your stories on or before June 1st by following the below instructions:

  • Click on “Contact Us” in the toolbar at the top of this page
  • When the contact page opens click on “Contact Us” in the middle of the page
  • Fill in your name, and email, then tell us your story in the comment box and submit

  I would love to have something from each member.  You are all stars!  Every star adds another light, adding to our Un-Bridled Brilliance!