Owatonna Schools Food Director Heads To Washington To Lobby

Owatonna schools food director heads to Washington to lobby

OWATONNA — Rachel Valesano, director of food and nutrition services for Owatonna Public Schools, is heading to Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of school nutrition.

Sunday and Monday will be devoted to the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 45th annual legislative action conference, she said. Then, Tuesday is “our day on the Hill,” when Valesano and others will meet with various congressional representatives and/or their staff.

Sen. Al Franken is among the politicians Valesano expects to meet with. She’s spoken with the Minnesota Democrat on past trips to Washington, D.C., and, “I think kids and their …

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