I’d like to recognize the exceptional job that is being done by one of my clients, the Georgia School Nutrition Association (GSNA), in investing in the future of our country. Comprised of school food service professionals in the state of Georgia and associated with the national School Nutrition Association (SNA), the GSNA’s mission is to advance the availability, quality, and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education. These dedicated professionals truly understand the importance of educating the public about the critical role of good nutrition, and they are committed to ensuring that school children get the nourishment they need to shine educationally.
At the national association’s annual conference this month, Malcolm Quillen, the GSNA’s 2011-2012 President, was one of three state presidents recognized and honored for his extraordinary leadership during the year he led his organization. The SNA President’s Award of Excellence recognizes state association leaders and their organizations for their extra effort to achieve excellence in five key areas: membership development and retention, professional development, legislation and regulation, communication and outstanding state initiatives. By partnering with corporations and other organizations, GSNA has been able to leverage its resources far beyond what it could have achieved on its own. Malcolm was tireless in his advocacy of good nutrition, and his passion inspired others to follow his lead. He has worked with other leaders at the national and regional levels as well as at the state level, and has led efforts to institutionalize nutrition-related practices through legislative action. If you would like to learn more about the wonderful work done by the Georgia School Nutrition Association, I encourage you to visit its web site.
Congratulations Malcolm! You set the bar very high for your team, and inspired and enabled them to reach it. You also worked hard to ensure your colleagues will be successful in meeting or exceeding it in the future. With dedicated professionals like those in the GSNA, the school children in Georgia have very bright futures – and by extension, so do we all.
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