About Our Chapter
2019 Diamond Award WinnerIowa ANFP received the prestigious Diamond Award at the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo. Pam Carberry, CDM, CFPP, accepted the prestigious “chapter of the year” award on behalf of the state and all of the volunteers’ hard work.
The Diamond Award honors one state chapter per year that exemplifies dedicated and enthusiastic leadership. Chapters are volunteer-led and are essential to the success and growth of foodservice and nutrition professionals. Eligible chapters met administrative, legislative, financial, and educational criteria in addition to submitting evidence of a creative best practice. There were several impressive submissions, but ultimately the Awards & Recognition Committee selected Iowa ANFP as this year’s winner.
Iowa ANFP’s Diamond initiative was to provide monetary donations for the well-being of animals in relief areas, or hardship laden elders in Iowa’s long winter months, lacking the funds and abilities to get out in the elements to provide food for their pets.
Natural disasters have shown IA AFNP members how vulnerable pets are when they are separated from their owners, or worse yet have lost their owners and need new homes. IA ANFP raised funds through sales of raffle tickets and the silent auction at their fall workshop to be donated to no-kill animal shelters, to help off-set the cost of badly needed food and other supplies. Members also created pet care packages that were delivered with their local Meals on Wheels recipients and other congregate meal sites during the winter months. During their spring meeting, IA ANFP hosted a baking event, where members baked homemade dog/cat treats to be delivered to senior citizens with pets within their communities. The chapter also collected items and monetary donations that were donated to two local no-kill shelters in Des Moines, IA.
Through support and initiatives like Iowa’s ANFP’s, chapters have lasting effect on the communities and the individuals that reside there and rely on the generosity of our members. Congratulations again to Iowa ANFP!
2016 Diamond Award WinnerIowa ANFP received the prestigious Diamond Award at the 2016 Annual Conference & Expo. The state is now a two-time recipient of this award. Barbara Thomsen accepted the prestigious “chapter of the year” award on behalf of the state and all of the volunteers’ hard work.
The Diamond Award honors one state chapter per year that exemplifies dedicated and enthusiastic leadership. Chapters are volunteer-led and are essential to the success and growth of foodservice and nutrition professionals. Eligible chapters met administrative, legislative, financial, and educational criteria in addition to submitting evidence of a creative best practice. There were several impressive submissions, but ultimately the Chapter Leadership Team selected Iowa as this year’s winner.
Iowa ANFP demonstrated its commitment to improving the professional and personal lives of their members, through a new chapter program, ‘The Year of the Better You’. The program focused on members living well-rounded, healthier lives using a three-pronged approach that included opportunities for volunteering and service, improving health through wellness and nutrition activities, as well as practices for sound emotional and mental health. Members participated in blood drives, National Walking Day and meetings that focused on healthy eating habits, stress management, fitness and overall health. As a result of the program, members were given the tools and knowledge necessary to be stronger, more productive and effective CDM volunteer leaders as well as ANFP members.
This year’s Diamond Award winner has demonstrated its commitment to members and ANFP through promotion of self-care in order to cultivate strong and successful leaders. Through outreach, planning, and leadership, chapter leaders have a lasting effect on the industry by providing benefits, such as networking and education, to members at a local level. Congratulations again to Iowa ANFP and its president Mary Crosgrove, CDM, CFPP!
2008 Diamond Award Winner
Iowa ANFP won the Diamond Award in 2008. Congratulations IA ANFP!
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Statement of Core Values
Professionalism: ANFP members are leaders who demonstrate the highest standards of their profession, adhere to a code of ethics, and pursue lifelong learning.Integrity: ANFP members demonstrate pride in their work and are respected members of the leadership team.
Advocacy: ANFP members are advocates for those they serve and demonstrate that they care about their health and quality of life.
Best Practices: ANFP members implement nutrition and foodservice best practices and impart that knowledge to those they serve and lead.
Board of Directors
Mrs Kylie B. Stroeher, CDM, CFPP
Ms September Sackett, CDM, CFPP
Immediate Past President
Mrs Heidemarie Warner, CDM, CFPP
Des Moines, IA
Mrs Shannon Ketcham, CDM, CFPP
New Providence, IA
Mrs Pam K. Meade, CDM, CFPP
Ms Barbara L. Thomsen, CDM, CFPP
Mrs Rhonda Postma, CDM, CFPP
Rock Valley, IA
Mr Ben McCullough, CDM, CFPP
Ms Barbara L. Thomsen, CDM, CFPP
Mr Chris Rehmer, CDM, CFPP