SUNDAY, MARCH 2
8:30 am – 9:30 am
REGIONAL LEGISLATIVE TEAM MEETINGS
A meeting for state legislative chairs and state presidents
9:45 am – 10:45 am
State Agency Section Meeting
Meeting for state agency directors and staff will provide an update and overview on child nutrition activities from officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Food and Nutrition Service.
First Timers Session
A primer for LAC 2008. Learn about the legislative process, lobbying and your role as an advocate for the federal child nutrition programs.
Capitol Hill 101
Learn how to make the most out of your Hill visits and how to get your message across to Members of Congress and Hill staff. Gain ideas on how to effectively use the Internet for achieving advocacy goals, the pros and cons of successful messaging and how to choose what methods are most effective for your goals and needs.
Legislative Victories and How to Achieve Them (Part 1)
With currently only 9.3 million of the 27 million students served for lunch also participating in the School Breakfast Program, school districts across the nation continue to be challenged with ways to improve participation. Representatives from three states will share their innovative techniques for addressing this challenge.
11:00 am – Noon
Maximizing Your Hill Visits
Learn the ropes from LAC veterans, particularly on how to ensure that Members of Congress and their staff understand your message.
Industry Section Meeting
This session will provide an update on legislative activities as it relates to National Nutrition Standards and how as an industry member the important role you have with your elected officials.
Legislative Victories and How to Achieve Them (Part II)
Representatives from three states will discuss how they successfully lobbied their state legislatures to address this challenge.
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
FIRST GENERAL SESSION
SNA 2008: Association Highlights, Presentation of SNA’s 2008 Legislative Issue Paper and SNA PAC
MONDAY, MARCH 3
10:30am - Noon
THIRD GENERAL SESSION
USDA Update: 2008 and beyond
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FOURTH GENERAL SESSION
National Nutrition Standards: A Historical Perspective
Charge to the Hill
8:30 am - 11:00 am
BREAKFAST AND CLOSING GENERAL SESSION:
TOWN HALL MEETING: REAUTHORIZATION 2009
Reauthorization 2009: The Wish List,/p>