ASAE Names 2014 “the Power of A” Summit Award Winners

ATLANTA, Ga. (July 15, 2014) – The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced its “The Power of A” Summit Awards, the Association’s highest recognition for associations that make exemplary commitments to creating a stronger Americaand world.

Among the winners was United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA) for its school salad bar program. UFPA was a founding partner of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools which supports First lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation. According to UFPA, salad bars play a major role in improving the healthfulness of school meals and creating healthier school food environments.

The Association for Dressings and Sauces helped support the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools program by working with UFPA and donating a salad bar to Craig Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Ga. As a result, students have more variety and choices available helping them to more easily make healthy food selections.  According to UFPA, more than 3,400 salad bars have been donated in 1,000 school districts throughout the United States, benefitting more than 1.7 million school children every day.  

ASAE says “The Power of A” Awards was established in 2010 as the premier program honoring associations that exemplify the association industry and its professionals. The awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary year-round contributions of associations that enrich lives, create a competitive workforce, prepare society for the future, drive innovation, and ultimately make a better world.

Other 2014 Summit Award winners include the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience Scholars Program); Professional Ski Instructors of America - American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI Adaptive Outreach Program); American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE Ambassador Program); Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative); and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Diversity Recruitment Programs).

The winners will be formally recognized at the 15th Annual Summit Awards Dinner Oct. 1 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

For more information about “The Power of A” Awards, visit its website.

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The Association for Dressings & Sauces is an international trade association representing salad dressing, mayonnaise, and condiment sauce manufacturers and suppliers to this industry. Visit www.dressings-sauces.org to learn more about the health, safety and fun facts of mayonnaise.