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School Meal Advocacy in 2023

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February 22, 2023

Join experienced school nutrition advocates to discuss the SNA 2023 Position Paper and gain insider tips for advocating on behalf of school meal programs at the 2023 Legislative Action Conference (LAC) and throughout the year! All members are encouraged to participate– especially those attending LAC.

1.Discover SNA’s legislative team and provide background on how SNA’s policy positions are formed.
2.Review the SNA 2023 Position Paper and accompanying resources.
3.Review advocacy strategies for your Congressional visits during LAC and beyond.

SNA CEUs: 1.0
Key Area 4000: Communications & Marketing
Key Topic 4100: Communications & Marketing
Key Sub-Topic 4120: Program Promotion

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs
Activity Number:

Suggested Performance Indicators

  • 3.2.1 Advocates for, and participates in, activities that support advancement of the profession.
  • 3.2.2 Engages in legislative and regulatory activities to address the community, population and global health to promote change.
  • 3.2.6 Communicates with policymakers to influence decisions that impact advancement of the profession.
Suggested Learning Need Codes
  • 8110: School foodservice
CPEUs: 1.00
CPE Level:
1, 2
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Please note that you have the option to submit an evaluation of the quality of this webinar directly to the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Email contact:


  • Danielle Bock, SNS

    SNA Public Policy and Legislation Committee Southwest Region Representative
    Greeley-Evans Weld
    County SD 6
    Greely, CO

  • Jessica Gould, RD, SNS

    SNA Public Policy and Legislation Committee Chair
    Director of Nutrition/ RD
    Littleton Public Schools

    Jessica has been the Director of Nutrition and Warehouse with Littleton Public Schools for over 8 year. Littleton Public Schools has an enrollment of 14,000 and serves roughly 7,500 students daily. She has extensive experience in School Nutrition with emphasis on advocacy, menu planning/purchasing, commodity utilization, and financial accountability. Jessica is a registered dietitian, school nutrition specialist, past president for the Colorado School Nutrition Association and chair of the Public Policy & Legislation committee for School Nutrition Association. Jessica is a LEAD to Succeed trainer and spends her time away from work at yoga, gardening or hiking with her dogs.

  • Lena Wilson, MS, RD, SNS

    State Agency Advisor, SNA Public Policy and Legislation Committee
    Assistant Commissioner
    Texas Department of Agriculture
    Austin, TX

  • Nicole Nicoloff

    SNA Public Policy and Legislation Committee Industry Advisor
    ND Executive Consultants, LLC
    Grand Rapids, MI

February 22, 2023
Wed 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 15M

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