Last week representatives from the Office of Child Nutrition attended the 2012 USDA/State Agency Workshop, Charting the Course for Change: State Agency Responsibilities in Child Nutrition, in Washington, D. C. The workshop provided an opportunity to review new program requirements as state agencies continue to focus on the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, including the criteria and procedures associated with the new Administrative Review. The 4 day workshop also included time for breakout sessions on topics of interest, as well as state sharing sessions which created a venue for dialogue between state agencies regarding best practices. Awards were presented at the conference during Tuesday’s luncheon. WVDE OCN Executive Director, Rick Goff, accepted the USDA 2012 Making the Difference award plaque for “Outstanding Performance in Direct Certification for School Year 2011- 2012 “. For additional information regarding the USDA/State Agency Workshop, contact Executive Director, Richard J. Goff at email@example.com or 304-558-2709.