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Christell Hicks, President 2018-19Greetings and welcome back everyone. We are back jumping in and making sure we are ready to serve our wonderful students of this great state. As this new school term begins let’s continue to provide our students with nutritious, tasty and appealing meals.

As I began my journey in Child Nutrition as a product specialist at the state level, all I wanted to do was learn as much as possible and make sure that I was doing my job to the best of my ability. Once I moved to the district level and watched Mary Hill, Executive Director of Food Service at Jackson Public Schools, work her magic, I knew there was even more for me to learn and accomplish. I am so proud and thankful for all the things that I’ve learned over the years from so many of you. Thanks to each of you for your continued support; not just to me, but to the association and all the students we reach every day.
It is with great pleasure and an honor to serve as your 2018-2019 MSNA President. We have begun the process of planning for the annual state conference which will be held in Natchez, MS, November 8 – 11, 2018. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Success of Child Nutrition.” What we do for our students day in and day out is very important and not always easy. So, I want to take this conference and celebrate YOU!! Celebrate you and all the great things that you accomplish on a daily basis.

With the help of the executive board, industry and steering committees we are going to make sure this is a conference to remember. So I say to you…..”Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!” meaning “Let the Good Times Roll!” Make your reservations now because we don’t want you to miss out on all the great things we have in store for you. We want each of you to gather as much information as possible. And take what you learn back to your districts and implement some new and exciting things in your operations.

Have an awesome year and please feel free to reach out to me if I can be of any assistance to you!
Thank you for all that you do,
Christell E. Hicks
MSNA President 2018-2019
Child Nutrition Director, Clinton Public School District