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MRPA members provide avenues to build healthier communities and reduce crime. If your agency is having a success, please share the information. Send your articles and photos to info@aboutmrpa.org.

Meal Program Support
February 5, 2015
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How can Congress Better Support Your Meal Programs?

If your agency provides after-school or summer meal programs reimbursed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NRPA needs your help!

The meal programs administered by the USDA through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provide reimbursements for healthy meals and snacks to children in low-income areas after school and during the summer. For many children, these may be the only nutritious meals they enjoy on a normal day.  

This year Congress will be renewing The Child Nutrition Act, which authorizes the funding for these programs. The reauthorization provides the opportunity to make changes and improvements to the bill, and your input is critical.

We have heard from many of you about some of the challenges, but need your input on how these vital programs could be improved. The successful reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act is important for children across the country and will allow us to maintain the funding and make improvements for the summer and after-school meal programs.

We need your feedback! If your agency has summer and/or after-school snacks and meals, click here to take the survey. This will help us to educate our political leaders on how to strengthen meal programs for youth.

Upcoming Events
DI Field Maintenance
3/6/2019
423 Washington Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi

 

District One's annual Field Maintenance Workshop kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration on Wednesday, March 6th. Contact Jared Barkley at 662-232-1925 or by email at jared@oxfordparkcommission.com for more information.
Annual Conference
10/21/2019
IP Casino, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

 

Please make sure you have the dates for this year's annual conference on your calendar. We are "Innovating the Wheel" this year. I think you will be well pleased with the additions our Educational Professional Development Committee is making to our conference content. Please click on the "Call for Presentations" link if you would like to be considered for a presentation.
Our Mission
The Mississippi Recreation and Park Association provides avenues to build communities, reduce crime, and improve the health of Mississippians. We work closely with state and local recreation professionals to publicize and support statewide and local parks and recreational activities.

We engage students, faculty and elected officials across the state with open communications and improved educational and training opportunities.

MRPA supports our members through leadership development, advocacy and improved training opportunities.

Our members share their knowledge and promote the value of parks and recreation and we embrace networking and social opportunities.