December 9, 2013 – Between the October government shutdown that threatened school meals and the upcoming 2014 midterm elections in the House and Senate, it’s a particularly critical time to remind politicians in Washington, D.C., that school nutrition issues deserve a place at the legislative table. It’s your turn to be heard, and there’s no better time or place to speak up than at SNA’s 42nd Legislative Action Conference (LAC).
Taking place March 2–5, 2014, at Washington’s J.W. Marriott Hotel—including a day spent lobbying on Capitol Hill—the conference program is jam-packed with opportunities to bring school nutrition back to the forefront. LAC veterans and novices alike will benefit from hearing from Washington insiders, including representatives from SNA’s new legislative counsel, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and keynote speaker Kathleen Parker, a political columnist for The Washington Post who writes the most widely syndicated column in the country. On Tuesday, March 4, join SNA for the annual “Charge to the Hill,” where you take the lead, visiting with legislators and sharing your expertise, passion and stories. (Start contacting Hill offices now to set appointments for this day.)
Online registration for LAC 2014 is open now. The early-bird registration deadline is January 20, 2014. After you register for the conference, be sure to make your hotel reservation at the JW Marriott Washington D.C. To learn more about the conference, invited speakers and information about registration and hotel accommodations, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/lac.
And mark your calendar for Monday, March 3, so you get your tickets to a special 50th anniversary celebrating SNA’s School Nutrition Foundation and its support of school nutrition heroes.
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