46th Annual Legislative Action Conference
sponsored by the School Nutrition Association
March 2-6, 2018--Washington, DC
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45th Annual Legislative Action Conference
sponsored by the School Nutrition Association
April 2-4, 2017


The School Nutrition Association of South Carolina took to the Capitol Hill (Washington, DC) in support of our Child Nutrition Programs.  Our key issues included:

  • Oppose any effort to block grant school meal programs
  • Support schools, US farmers and students in the next Farm Bill by providing 6 cents in USDA Foods for every school breakfast served
  • Provideschools practical flexibility under federal nutrition standards to prepare healthy, appealing meals
  • Simplifyregulations to improve efficiencies and provide $1 million to conduct an independent study of the federal Child Nutrition Programs 

Click here for the entire issue paper and talking points

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Our SC Delegation:  Diane, Leon, Kim, Laura, Joyce, Sharon, Todd, Debi

Our South Carolina Delegation included:

  • Todd A. Bedenbaugh, President of SNASC and Director of Food Services Lexington 05
  • Leon Williams, President-Elect and Director of Food Services Sumter District
  • Sharon Hunt, PP&L Chair and Director of Food Services Anderson 05
  • Valiant Sommers, Single Unit Chair and Procurement Specialist Horry District
  • Kim Johnson, SNS, Past President and Training Supervisor Horry District
  • Diane Gillie, Treasurer and FFVP Coordinator, SCDE, Health & Nutrition Services
  • Joyce Lovett, Executive Director
  • Laura W. Farmer, SNS, Director of Food Services Horry District
  • Debi Filomarino, Director of Food Services Dorchester 02
  • Linda Benyo, Sales Manager, Asian Food Solutions
  • Jeff Flynn, Account Manager, Meals Plus
  • Rhoda Mills, Contract Specialist, Merchants Foodservice
  • Becki Rogers, Regional Sales Director, PCS Revenue Control Systems
  • Megan Teates, Director of K12, Paramount Marketing Group
  • Stephanie Johnson, Advance Pierre Foods
  • Glenda Wafford, Account Manager, MealViewer
  • Erin Bedenbaugh, Student, Lexington High School

We were able to meet with the following representatives and/or their office assistants/aides

  • The Honorable James E. Clyburn
  • The Honorable Jeff Duncan
  • The Honorable Trey Gowdy
  • The Honorable Lindsey Graham
  • The Honorable Tom Rice
  • The Honorable Mark Sandford
  • The Honorable Tim Scott
  • The Honorable Joe Wilson

SNA SC 45th Annual Legislative Action Conference

Here are some photos of your the SNA SC representatives in action!

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Trey Gowdy’s Office:  Jeff, Sharon, Aide: Clayton Tufts, Linda.

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Lindsey Graham’s Office:  Rhoda, Leon, Aide:  Jessica Phillips Tyson, Sharon

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Jeff Duncan’s Office:  Todd, Diane, Representative Duncan, Megan, Erin

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James Clyburn’s Office:  Aide:  Ashli, Laura, Debi, Glenda, Joyce, Stephanie

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Trey Gowdy’s Office:  Jeff, Sharon, Aide: Clayton Tufts, Linda

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Mark Sanford’s Office:  Val, Kim, Representative Sanford, Linda, Becki

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Tom Rice’s Office:  Kim, Aide: Walker, Laura, Val, Rhoda

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Tim Scott’s Office:  Val, Becki, Debi, Aide:  Emily, Kim, Glenda, Leon

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Laura, Rhoda, Kim

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Our US Capitol


In This Section

Diamond Sponsors

Jones Dairy Farm
Meals Plus
PET Dairy
US Foods

Ruby Sponsors

Booth Winners

Carolina Produce Company

Advantage Waypoint

Quality Sales and Marketing

Booth Winners