"President's Perspective"

Memories and Mile Markers Before Heading Home

Chris Derico reflects on his term serving as 2023-24 SNA President and working with the Board of Directors to prioritize DEIA initiatives, SNA membership and advocacy for child nutrition programs.

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Influencing the Next Generation of “Foodies”

Food is a great way to bring people together. Food and family are closely interconnected, and food is often at the center of someone’s most cherished memories of people and occasions.

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Easy Resolutions for an Excellent New Year

I love the opportunity for a fresh start that’s provided each new year. This year, I have compiled a list of relatable resolutions that I hope all of you will genuinely take to heart so we can embrace the “clean slate” of the new year together.

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Lean on the Expertise of Industry Partners

The industry representatives who serve the K-12 foodservice segment are among the most talented and generous partners anyone could ask for, and if you’re not actively working with them, you are making your job much, much harder than it needs to be.

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Tap Top Tech for Transformative Training

The start of a new school year is the perfect time to conduct staff training and professional development opportunities. Make sure to review the trainings and opportunities offered by SNA, including webinars, LEAD to Succeed and more.

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Ready to Ring in a Productive New School Year?

We all have New Year’s traditions, don’t we? Even when the date isn’t January 1, but a day in July, August or September that signals the beginning of a new…

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A Year in the Life: Dreams Come True

I cannot believe SY2022-23 is beginning to wrap up! It seems like just yesterday that I was sharing my leadership journey with attendees at SNA’s 2022 National Leadership Conference and…

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The Menus and Meals That Make Magic Memories

I remember my first hot lunch at school. I was in the first grade at Westland Elementary school in Redford, Mich. I purchased a meal ticket (which was a black…

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Imagine a Year of Playing With Possibilities

January is one of my favorite months because it kicks off a fresh new year—one that’s full of possibility, which I find really exciting! Whether you call them “resolutions” or…

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