President's Corner

Winter 2019

Greetings from the President

Hello everyone!

I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday break and found time for family, fun and relaxation! I don't know about you but, for me, once we hit this time of year...the school year flies by! I have to say it has been a beautiful winter season and I am looking forward to spring.

A few things we've had going on:
• TASN Industry Seminar was outstanding. We had exceptional keynote speakers and breakout sessions. A big shout out to Vice President Michael Francis, the Industry Seminar Planning Committee, and TASN headquarters staff for making it work! If you were not able to attend, please consider joining us in 2019. We are making plans for the event to be held near Houston at The Woodlands Marriott Waterway.

• Several members participated on the committee to update the TASN Strategic Plan (PDF). What an action-packed two days of brainstorming! I am pleased to have been included with this fantastic group of people, led by past President Laura Mason. Plans for TASN and our future in school nutrition look so bright!

• The TASN headquarters team was able to make a site visit and spend two days with my district, Spring ISD. They have a strong desire to learn about school nutrition so they can better understand the needs of our members. It was a great two days of discussion about USDA foods, reimbursable meals, menu planning, and even taste tests with middle school students. What a great experience for everyone!

• TASN Annual Conference plans are well underway! Grapevine will be amazing! Check out the Annual Conference page for more conference info and online registration.

TASN has received very good feedback from members regarding the SNA state affiliate agreement (PDF). As we continue to work with SNA, please do not hesitate to contact

We will continue to keep you updated on all things TASN. Thanks so much for all you do!

Shelly Copeland
Spring ISD
TASN 2018–2019 President