(MENAFN - Newswire.com LLC) AUSTIN, Texas, April 30, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Last week, the National Child Nutrition Foundation (NCNF) presented the 2019 Excellence Awards at the annual National Child Nutrition Conference in Chicago, IL. These awards honor and recognize organizations and individuals who go above and beyond with excellence and innovation to make the CACFP the "Gold Standard" for all federal Child Nutrition Programs.
The Collaboration Award highlights an organization which develops successful partnerships between government, sponsoring organizations and nonprofit, business, foundation, or other entity which result in improved impact and achieves greater outcomes for child nutrition programs. The 2019 Collaboration Award recipient is the San Diego Hunger Coalition.
The Foundation is pleased to recognize Natalie Clark, Minute Menu with the 2019 Advocacy Award. The Advocacy Award recognizes an organization that has gone above and beyond on a community, state, and national level to increase improvements and participation in the CACFP for sponsoring organizations, child care providers and centers, and afterschool programs at community, state and national levels.
The Champion Award celebrates a CACFP community member for their success in promoting CACFP through effective advocacy, partnerships, and collaborations to increase program participation and ensure access for every child. Celia Cordero, CT State Department of Education, will be awarded the 2019 Champion Award
NCNF is honored to recognize Lynn Loflin, Chef, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, with the 2019 Changemaker award. The Changemaker Award celebrates a CACFP community member whose masterful achievements in their role have directly benefited the CACFP community.
The National Child Nutrition Foundation is the sister organization and charitable arm of the National CACFP Sponsors Association whose goal is to secure financial resources to develop nutrition education materials, offer grant programs, and provide professional development and scholarship opportunities for the child nutrition community, where healthy eating starts early.
Since 1986, the National CACFP Sponsors Association ( NCA ) is the leading national organization for sponsors who administer the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). We provide education and support to thousands of members in the CACFP community and to sponsors of all sizes from across the country. We strive to improve communication between families, care givers, sponsors, and their supervising government agencies.