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Scholarship Recipients Announced for #NCNC24

January 31, 2024

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The 2024 National Child Nutrition Conference Scholarships have been awarded from the National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA). Through the scholarship program, NCA is honored to recognize the professionals who are dedicated to ensuring that our nation's most vulnerable populations have access to nutritious food. Virtual scholarships will be awarded online registration, and in-person scholarships include conference registration, four (4) nights' lodging at the conference hotel, and up to $450.00 toward transportation costs totaling over $15,000.00.

For 38 years the National Child Nutrition Conference for CACFP, Afterschool, and Summer Meals child nutrition programs has offered unparalleled training, education, and networking opportunities for the child nutrition community. Attendees will be able to choose from over 150 workshops and training programs, network with colleagues from across the country, participate in roundtable discussions with colleagues from their region, and be able to visit with exhibitors to learn about products, services, and resources available to assist their work in the CACFP. This year the annual conference will be held in Orlando, Florida April 22nd - 26th, 2024.

Congratulations to our 2024 Scholarship Recipients!


Iris Pinto, Latin American Community Center, DE

Beka Paul, West Central Community Action, IA

Crystal Quintana, Centennial School District R-1, CO

Cathy Lee, Family Enrichment Network, NY

Kat Grady, Vibrant Kids Academy, MS

Anna Cannon, Economic Opportunity Agency, Children’s Services, AR

Darlene Morris, Darlene Morris Love & Care, PA

Patricia Menard, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, NH

Patrick Jackson, Eden Autism Services, NJ

Kamilah Richmond, Paladin Head Start of LaPorte County, IN

Cheri Hemmerling-Wood, Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri, MO

Katy Reasoner, Child Care Connections, MT

Debbie Brady, Loretto Child Care Center, Inc., KY

Denise Teno, St. Mary Community Action Committee Association, Inc., LA

Jill Cuadros, Eugene School District 4J, OR