Sunday, March 6

 1:15 pm—2:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Amy Walter

LAC-2022-Walter-AmyFor more than 20 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is the publisher and editor-in-chief of non-partisan “The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter,” where she provides analysis of the issues, trends, and events that shape the political environment. 

Walter is a contributor to the PBS News Hour, where she provides weekly political analysis for the popular “Politics Monday” segment, a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press and CNN’s Inside Politics and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on FOX.  

Walter is frequently quoted as a congressional election expert in newspapers such as The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post and The New York Times—and has provided analysis on virtually every major political program on television.  

At LAC 2022, Walter will expertly break down the electoral process, congressional culture and the Washington political scene. She knows how to get beyond bluster and spin to unearth—and explain—what really matters in a political arena. Enjoy an insider’s tour of Washington through the eyes of the woman with her finger on the pulse of politics. 

Sponsored by PrimeroEdge

3:00 pm—4:30 pm 

Presentation of the 2022 SNA Position Paper

This session will officially unveil SNA's 2022 Position Paper—the roadmap and advocacy plan guiding SNA’s conversations with the 117th Congress. SNA's Public Policy & Legislation Committee will walk you through each of the Paper's policy requests in detail, preparing all LAC registrants to meet their legislators on Tuesday. The session will also include an update on SNA’s recent advocacy work. 

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Monday, March 7

8:30 am—9:45 am 

USDA 2022 Update

Top USDA officials will review the latest regulatory developments and share a recorded message from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

9:45 am—10:30 am  

Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP: Choosing Wellness: Well-being in Challenging Times

A review of the science of wellbeing and human flourishing will lay the groundwork for promoting school nutrition professionals’ wellbeing. Science-based tools to build resilience will include positive psychology and strategies to reduce stress response and anchor our own wellness capacity. A nurse practitioner wellness expert will present ideas on how to navigate the difficult challenges in this unprecedented moment. Explore how to practice self-leadership, mental agility, and extreme self-care, no matter your circumstances. Join us for this lively, supportive discussion on why and how to place your own wellbeing at the center of your life.

10:45 am—12:15 pm 

Strategies and Solutions for Managing Supply Chain Disruptions

School meal programs nationwide are facing discontinued menu items, product shortages, delivery delays and labor shortages, but school nutrition professionals are rising to the challenge, finding innovative solutions and workarounds to manage their programs in this "new normal." Hear from a panel of school nutrition directors and State agency representatives about the most effective strategies to address supply chain disruptions and overcome persistent hurdles.

2:30 pm—3:30 pm 

360 Degree Solutions: Predictions for ‘22

The Coronavirus Pandemic has disrupted food production and delivery like never before.  Grocery stores and restaurants were the first to feel the impact.  Now, COVID-driven labor shortages, supply chain problems and food inflation are making it harder for schools to deliver nutritious meals to tens of millions of children across the country on a daily basis. Is there an end in sight? What is being done – and what more can be done – to alleviate the pressures on the food supply chain to make sure children and adults have consistent access to safe, nutritious, affordable food every day? Our panel of experts will discuss public policy and marketplace solutions that might get us back on track in 2022.

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