LAC-2022 Capitol Hill Sunday, March 6

9:45 am-10:45 am

Triaging Difficult Others
Speaker: Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP

This session will provide an overview of the health consequences of allowing others harsh behavior to impact our wellbeing.  A triage system will be introduced to identify the most challenging behaviors of others such as bullying, playing victim and power struggles.  Effective evidence-based remedies for self-preservation when exposed to difficult behavior will be reviewed.

Maximizing Your Capitol Hill Visits in the Age of COVID
Speakers: Jessica Gould, RD, SNS; Suzanne Morales, MPH, RD, SNS; E. Nichole Taylor

Whether you are a first-time LAC attendee or a seasoned veteran, this session will help you prepare to make the most of your legislator visits during the 2022 Legislative Action Conference (LAC)! You'll glean strategic tactics for advocating for SNA's 2022 Position Paper priorities and raising awareness of the benefits of healthy school meals - whether your meetings are in person or virtual.

Industry Exchange (Part 1) (Industry only) 

State Agency Section Meeting (Part 1) (State Agency only) 

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Red State/Blue State: Building an Advocacy Program for Both Sides of the Aisle
Speakers: Sean McBride, Bernie Merritt

Back by popular demand, McBride and Merritt will revisit the themes reviewed in their #LAC2020 advocacy session. Most states have divided government with different political parties in control of the governor’s mansion or one of two chambers of the state house. Add to that the fact that neither Republicans nor Democrats are a monolithic voting block with social conservatives on one end of the spectrum and liberal progressives on the other. How can school meals advocates move their agenda forward in red states, blue states or when divided government creates gridlock? This session will provide participants with strategies and tools for successfully navigating a partisan landscape to achieve their school meals policy goals. 

Make CEP Work for You!
Speakers: Crystal FitzSimons; Gavin Northey, SNS; Carmen Ocanas Lerma

Community Eligibility Provision has benefited students and meal programs in thousands of communities nationwide but making the jump to CEP can intimidate even seasoned school nutrition professionals. With many communities seeing an increase in SNAP participation during the pandemic, now is the time to give CEP another look and potentially lock in higher Identified Student percentages. Come learn best practices from the experts, including strategies for grouping eligible schools, boosting direct certification and making CEP financially viable for your schools.

Industry Exchange (Part 2) (Industry only) 

State Agency Section Meeting (Part 2) (State Agency only) 

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