October 18, 2016 at the 25th Annual Child Care Food Program Conference
Under Secretary Kevin Concannon came to give his remarks to 500 attendees from around the nation.
This turned about to be even more meaningful than imagined. It was a very special moment for alot of people in the audience as he talked about CACFP and the CACFP take ACTION Challenge. For those ACTIONEERS who did not get to attend the conference, find excerpts below. Enjoy being recognized.
"I want to acknowledge all of the great work that you have been doing out in the field, in advance of the regulation. I know that many of you—as administrators, as sponsors and as providers—stepped up to improve the nutritional value of CACFP meals before the regulation hit the streets.
By doing so, you were not only doing a great service to the children and
adults that you serve, but you were also making life easier for yourselves down the road, by positioning yourselves for a smooth implementation of the actual regulatory requirements.
You also kicked off the National CACFP Take Action Challenge last year, before the final rule was in place, engaging “ACTIONEERS” to implement healthy changes in their programs, their communities and their own lives."
He also applauded the Food Nutrition Services for all of their work and their participation in the CACFP take ACTION Challenge. Considering how extremely busy they are with the CACFP Meal Patterns we also applaud them. We also want to applaud Mr. Concannon for his presence and participation in this great event.