Fresh Bites Spring Edition 2022


NYSNA Mission Statement

To be the informational and professional resource for all NYSNA members who provide school meals that contribute to the improvement of the optimal health, nutrition, and education of school children to reduce food insecurity.

www.NYSchoolNutr i t

2021-2022 Board of Directors

CENTRAL AREA Jil Swarthout Food Service Director Midlakes CSD 1554 Route 488 Clifton Springs, NY 14432 (315) 524-1041 EASTERN AREA Katy Headwell, RD Director of Food Services Shenendehowa CSD 970 Route 146 Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518)881-0600 x68601 NEW YORK CITY AREA Vacant NORTHEAST AREA Nicole Grandjean Food Service Director Copenhagen CSD 320 Mechanic Street Copenhagen, NY 13626 (315) 688-4034 SOUTHERN TIER AREA Patrick Walsh, SNS School Lunch Director Broome-Tioga BOCES 1 North Loder Avenue Endicott, NY 13760 (607) 766-3926 SOUTH AREA Mara Pugh Food Service Director Elwood UFSD 100 Kenneth Avenue Greenlawn, NY 11740 (631) 266-5400

SOUTHEAST AREA Debra Donleavy Director of Food & Nutrition Services Enlarged CSD of Middletown 223 Wisner Avenue Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 774-6275 WESTERN AREA


PRESIDENT Donna Riviello Food Service Director Clyde-Savannah CSD 215 Glasgow Street Clyde, NY 14433 (315)902-3060 PRESIDENT ELECT Caitlin Lazarski, MS, RD, SNS Food Service Director Newburgh City CSD 124 Grand Street Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 863-3426 VICE PRESIDENT NaimWalcott School Lunch Manager Westhampton Beach UFSD 29 Lilac Road Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 (631) 288-3800x261 SECRETARY/TREASURER Joe Kilmer, MS. ED., SDBL Regional Director of Food Services Greater Southern Tier BOCES 950 Sing Sing Road Horseheads, NY 14845 (607) 739-6360 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jennifer Martin, MBA, CAE N 21 YS E N xe A cutive Park Drive Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 446-9061


NYSNA 2022 Election Results Page 14-15

Tracie Middleton, SNS Food Service Director Bolivar-Richburg CSD 100 School Street Bolivar, NY 14715 (585) 928-2561 x2902 At Large Director Megan Bates Food Service Director Guilderland CSD 8 School Road, PO Box 18 Guilderland Center, NY 12085 (518) 456-6200 At Large Director Sarah Keen, RDN Food Service Manager Schuylerville CSD 14 Spring Street Schuylerville, NY 12871 (518) 695-3255x2290 At Large Director Bryan McCoy Food Service Supervisor Broome-Tioga BOCES 1 North Loder Avenue Endicott, NY 13760 (607) 763-1216 At Large Director Craig Orvis, SNS Food Service Director St. Lawrence -Lewis BOCES 40 West Main Street Canton, NY 13617 (315)785-3717

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Legislative Action Conference 2022 Recap Pages 56-57 2022 NYSNA Annual Conference Pages 30-33

7 Reasons Why Universal School Meals Are Worth the Investment Pages 62-66


Fresh Bites A NYSNA PUBLICATION Ashleigh Roche, MBA Membership &


Officers & Headquarters

Communications Coordinator



21 Executive Park Drive Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 446-9061







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