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2022 National Child Nutrition Conference

April 18-22 2022 | New Orleans, Louisiana

CACFP · Afterschool Meals · Summer Food

Scholarships Available!

Fifteen scholarship opportunities are available from the National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) for the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference. The conference is to be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans April 19 – 21, 2022. 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.

Each scholarship will include conference registration, four (4) nights' lodging at the conference hotel, and up to $300.00 toward transportation costs.

Apply online if you are a:

  • Sponsoring Organization
  • Family Home Provider
  • Child Care Center
  • Adult Day Care Center
  • Head Start
  • School District
  • At-Risk Afterschool Site
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Summer Food Site
  • Food Bank
  • Tribal Nation

The deadline for the scholarship application is Monday, January 10, 2022.

Notifications for winners will be completed by Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

Please make sure to read our COVID-19 Policy prior to applying.

Scholarship Recipients

Virtual Conference
  • Eugenie Sellier, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Theodore, AL
  • Lorinda Duffy, Early Childhood Center, Bayfield, WI
  • Eileen Demelo, Head Start, Salem, OR
  • Diana Hughes, CEF Back To Basics, Port Gibson, MS
  • Stephenia Mcpherson, Montgomery Public Schools, Montgomery, AL
  • Michelle Scott, Lawrence County Community Action Partnership, New Castle, PA
  • Sara Thurston, Western Dairyland CACFP, Eau Claire, WI
  • Lisa Zwiener, DCCDA/Positive Bright Start, Lawrence, KS
  • Melek Yavuz, Child Care Solutions, Syracuse, NY
  • Kimberly Dumond, Catholic Charities Maine, Auburn, ME
  • Viktoriya Yudovina, FLIPANY, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Rozanne Worden, United Community Action Program, Inc., Pawnee, OK
  • Lisa Jimenez, Family Resource and Referral, Stockton, CA
  • Cora Shannon, Coramaze Child Care, Davenport, IA
  • Brandon Meline, Champaign Urbana Public Health District, Champaign, IL
Chicago, IL
Kristal Davis
Jenny Wallinger
Linda Brehm
Tonja Wright
Faith Cox
Lisa Leclede
Jami Lee
Christina Flythe
Linda Webster
San Antonio, TX
  • Heather Solus, Great Northern Services, Weed, CA
  • Jennifer McClay, Food Bank of South Jersey, Pennsauken, NJ
  • Benu Chhabra, Family Child Care Provider, Concord, CA
  • Kristy Hodges, Grayson County Board of Education, Leitchfield, KY
  • Caroly Pancarowicz, East Hartford Public Schools, East Hartford, CT
  • Dawn Denise Aragon, Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Birth to Five Head Start Program, Fort Washakie, WY
  • Patricia Newton-Powell, Penfield Children's Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • Joyce Mason, Childsavers, Richmond, VA
  • Terri Sluss Cole, Child Care Resource Center, Lorain, OH
  • Chris Taylor, Foodbank of the Rockies, Denver, CO
  • Patricia Enneper, Children's Center of the Upper Valley, Lebanon, NH
  • Caitlin Vadini, Quality Care for Children, Atlanta, GA
  • Monique Torres-Perish, Choices for Families, Inc., Albuquerque, NM
  • Audrey Pasion, PATCH, Honolulu, HI
San Diego, CA
  • Cassandra Aldridge, Texarkana Special Education Center dba Opportunities Inc, Texarkana,TX
  • Dana Youkilis, Child Care Council of Nassau, Garden City, NY
  • Deborah Thomas, Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, North Hollywood, CA
  • Eva R. Jones, Alpha & Omega Nutrition Program, Memphis, TN
  • George Garcia, Geo-Son Child Care Services, McAllen, TX
  • Holly Pence, Comstock Public Schools, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Karen Turner, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO
  • Kay Sunram, White Earth Tribal Council, White Earth, MN
  • Keturah R. Swenson, Child Development Associates, Bonita, CA
  • Lupe Villanueva, Catholic Charities, Chicago, IL
  • Michele Warner, Cambria County Child Development, Ebensburg, PA
  • Renee Griffin, Ohio County Schools, Wheeling, WV
  • SiKia Brown, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Little Rock, AR
  • Trina Tyson, City of Inglewood, Inglewood, CA
Orlando, FL
  • Jill Dockins, White River Planning & Development Dist, Batesville, AR
  • Afonda Johnson, Children's Hunger Alliance, Columbus, OH
  • Kristin Lampkins, 4C of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN 
  • Della Stocks, Nutrition Plus, Goldsboro, NC 
  • Carrie Sullivan, Provider's Network, Lincoln, NE
Las Vegas, NV
  • Tina Clifton, St Vincent de Paul, Coeur d Alene, ID
  • Geri Langseth, SENDCAA, Fargo, ND
  • Lori Mendoza, Association for Supportive Child Care, Tempe, AZ
  • Deborah Noel, Kids Unlimited Services, Charlton, MA
  • Carol A. Payne, Better Child Care, Jacksonville, IL