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Healthy School Meals for All: Successful State Strategies

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May 24, 2023

Since federal waivers for meals at no cost have expired, many states have taken legislative and non-legislative measures to ensure children continue to benefit from healthy school meals. Every state is different and the strategies that succeed in one may not work in another. In this session, 5 seasoned school nutrition advocates from California, Colorado, Maryland and Pennsylvania will share lessons learned in their communities. They will discuss how to design an effective advocacy strategy, relationship and coalition building, how to craft legislative language and how to leverage your advocacy efforts when the response is not what you expected.

Please note this webinar begins at 1 pm ET!

1.Discover advocacy strategies to advocate for school nutrition programs on the state level and how to apply them to your advocacy plans.
2.Explore how effective coalition building can help you advance your legislative goals.
3.Learn about non legislative measures as options to expand access to school meal programs.

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


  • Jodi Risse, MS, RD, LDN

    Supervisor, Food & Nutrition Services
    Anne Arundel County Public Schools

  • Molly Brandt, RD, SNS

    Executive Director of Business Services Strategic Engagement
    Adams 12 Five Star Schools

  • Nicole Meschi, SNS

    Director, Student Nutrition Services
    Cupertino Union School District

  • Nicole Melia, MS, RD, LDN

    Food & Nutrition Services Supervisor
    Great Valley School District

May 24, 2023
Wed 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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