Please join us and welcome Gina Maniscalco of Clarendon Early Education Services, Inc. to the National CACFP Forum Leadership Council.
Gina started her journey in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in the early child care community then on July 22, 2009 she started a new role as a home monitor with Clarendon Early Education Services, Inc. She has worn many hats including the opportunity to work as the Field Supervisor to home monitors. "I find my job very rewarding and I am able to mentor and play a supportive role to our CACFP monitors and providers. I am committed to learning even more and advocating for the Child and Adult Care Food Program, CACFP."
Gina tells us she loves attending the different CACFP conferences and finds them very informative and always come back with enthusiasm. She feels that together we can continue to teach our providers how to serve healthy and nutritional meals while continuing education on CACFP policies, procedures and best practices.
Gina has several passions; but right now it is Farm to Table. She is currently taking the lead and working with local farmers to get her program's providers involved with purchasing local produce and fruits. "This is a way to teach our children the value of eating fresh produce and fruits and how we all can support each other."
Gina is very excited to be a part of the CACFP Leadership Council and developing even more leadership and advocacy skills to use in her position at Clarendon and the CACFP and Child Care Community.