At its annual Summer Retreat July 29-31, 2003, Opaa! Food Management announced Lisa Crust, Opaa!'s Director of Nutrition Services for the Fayette R-III School District as a co-winner of the 2002-03 Outstanding Marketing award. Company officials selected Lisa for this award from among all of Opaa!'s Directors' of Nutrition Services across the state of Missouri. Also selected was Jenny Schneider, Opaa's Director of Nutrition Services for the Gasconade County R-I School District.
A successful Marketing Plan plays a key role in developing and maintaining a strong nutrition services program. Opaa! Food Management has sponsored a number of highly successful marketing events throughout the year with the highlight coming this past February with the AgriMissouri Promotion. This event was a cooperative event involving the Fayette R-III School District, local businesses, Opaa! Food Management and the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Capping this event was a visit to the nutrition services program and school district by Missouri First Lady, Lori Holden. Other popular marketing events were National School Lunch Week and National School Breakfast Week.
At the presentation, Opaa!'s Director of Development, Linda Jones, stated, "Lisa did much more that just the required marketing events and showed great creativity and diversity with her promotions. We are truly looking forward to seeing what great ideas Lisa has for the upcoming school year." Lisa has been Opaa!'s Director of Nutrition Services at the Fayette R-III School District since August of 2002.
Opaa! Food Management, Inc., is based in Ellisville, Missouri, and is celebrating its 25th year of operation. Opaa! currently operates the nutrition programs for 44 Missouri school districts and has been serving the nutritional requirements of the Fayette R-I School District since 1989.