From Chef Laura

Laura Bounds, President

Laura Bounds, President

I hope this article finds everyone well rested from their summer vacations as we head into the next school year. I continue to feel so very blessed and grateful to each one of the MSNA members for allowing me to serve you in the upcoming year as your President.

As we gear up for the new school year, please know that MSNA is working toward the future for the members of MSNA. The following highlights are few of the ways that the upcoming officers and I are working towards the future of MSNA and SNA. We have introduced new resources from SNA, MDE Office of Child Nutrition, and ICN. We are also introducing new opportunities for our members and growing in a positive manner to bring new members into MSNA. In addition, there has been work to establish a state action plan that I believe will help MSNA continue to grow. MSNA’s priority is to create a learning environment for members so that they may be able to enhance their programs across the state. I hope that all members will join me in looking toward the future of the association and help to usher a positive mindset into the future of MSNA.

As we find ourselves at that time of the year again in preparations for our annual conference, please come and join us in Honoring the Past and Defining the Future of MSNA at the 50th anniversary conference. So please come join us for what promises to be a grand conference in Biloxi. There is a brief highlight of what is in the works for the conference. We have a new adventure to play for Thursday with our industry reps and a new contest battle for the members and industry to show off their talents on Friday night. Saturday night will be a formal affair, so let’s show off our best attire and honor those who have paved the way for the future of MSNA. Sunday morning, we will have a wonderful band to bring us to our conclusion of the conference. So please come join us for what promises to be a great time and a grand conference in Biloxi!
Remember we may be the unsung HEROES, but nevertheless, we are HEROES to the students of the State of Mississippi! I am grateful for each of you and what you do for the students of Mississippi.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius

Thank you,
Laura Bounds
Child Nutrition Director
Vicksburg Warren School District [email protected]