A Message from our President
Hello NMSNA Leaders,
Wow, it is hard to believe we have started another new year. Seems like just yesterday that we were in Albuquerque at the state conference and what a great conference it was. Kay Frances, Dr. Painter, and Joanne Robinette were wonderful, funny and knowledgeable general session speakers. The teachers and speakers during the breakout sessions were amazing and taught classes that will be useful to us at our jobs every day. I would like to thank all of you that helped with the conference as well as those that attended. It would not have been such a huge success without you.
I want to thank Norma Valenzuela our current past president for the outstanding leadership she provided for the 2016-2017 year. We have made some progress in relieving the difficult and hard to follow rules and regulations set forth by the previous administration. School districts can now ask for a waiver through the state for the whole grain requirement that will give districts more flexibility and insure offering items more readily accepted by the student body. Districts will also be considered complaint if they are meeting sodium target 1 regulation and are working to create low sodium menus that students will enjoy.
It is time to start thinking about the region trainings and I encourage you to attend the meeting in your area. Your region chairpersons are already hard at work planning for the fall training in your region. You are sure to find helpful information and meet your professional standards requirement. Remember to check the website for all information regarding NMSNA trainings.
Hope you have a great relaxing summer. If you have questions, comments, or concerns please email me at email@example.com
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