Greetings NMSNA Membership:
Welcome to 22/23! This year we will all be working fervently to create the “new normal” as we try to deal with the harsh reality of no more USDA waivers that was the essential lifeline for our nutrition programs during the ongoing global pandemic.
With approximately 800 members across our great state, we remain a strong and vital organization focused on being your go-to professional resource for all things school nutrition. Over 15 dedicated volunteer board members from amongst your peers, a strong group of industry & agency stakeholders, and please join me in welcoming our new Executive Director – Janet Sanchez, all of whom continue to work hard in making all this possible.
Since 1955, we have provided our members exciting educational opportunities on a broad array of relevant and substantive topics. Programs and learning forums are shaped by our unique industry needs specifically for you as school nutrition operators. We will continue to seek diverse and informative programming with a focus on getting back to normalcy by “boldly returning to the basics” as stated and emphasized during our in-person annual conference this past June (the first since 2019). We are dedicated to provide you with more opportunities to learn and strengthen your operations.
NMSNA strives to build opportunities for you to achieve great things in our unified mission to proudly feed NM children to fuel their minds so they can learn! Having a strong professional organization that you can call on with a difficult question helps you do your job better, and is very important as we have the responsibility of nourishing our future.
NMSNA’s work is focused on enriching your experience as members, so we are always open to feedback on our current resources or how we can better serve. Feel free to reach out to me at any time, I look forward to this year of outstanding achievement together as we enter SY 22/23 ready for anything that comes our way.
Continue to stay safe, strong & steadfast.
Marie E. Johnson, SNS
NMSNA 22/23 President