And The Winner Is...

We had the great fortune to attend The Sponsor Association conference in Texas last month.  It was a great time meeting

all of the great people involved in making the Child and Adult Care Food Program what it is and continuing to make it even better!

Mike from Child Nutrition Services put his name in for a drawing for a gift card to Ruth's Chris and he won! We wanted to share with you a little bit about our community winner.  He is an system/IT administrator for Child Nutrition Services located in the great state of Missouri.  Mike tells us that Child Nutrition Services helps his community by "providing nutrition training and assistance to ensure kids are receiving high quality meals."

The hardest part of his job is "Implementing paper reduction policies that fall within the USDA record keeping requirements."  Cheers to Mike for taking on paper reduction initiatives! I think we can all relate to how difficult that must be!  I can't even get rid of my personal receipts much less adhering to USDA record keeping requirements.

His favorite part of his job is "providing technology solutions to Child Nutrition Services."  

And of course, being from Missouri, his favorite American football team is the Kansas City Chiefs and his favorite Futbol, aka soccer, team is Sporting KC.

Hats off to Mike for being a part of the child care and more specifically the Child and Adult Care Food Program community, providing nutrition solutions to our future-our children.  Congratulations on your win!


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building