December 9, 2011— Nutrition-related topics are popular subjects of discussion as school nutrition professionals await the release of the new meal patterns. To go along with these hot topics of conversation, the December issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, takes a look at the latest nutrition news that you can use both on the job and in your personal life.
The December issue also features an overview of alternate proteins, including cheese, yogurt, dry beans and peas, eggs and peanut butter.
In “The Power of Two,” School Nutrition chats with Janey Thornton, PhD, SNS, and Katie Wilson, PhD, SNS, two SNA past presidents who now hold positions of national influence. Learn about the surprises and opportunities they have experienced in their new positions, as well as challenges and frustrations, and be sure to take a look at the important advice they give to their peers working in schools and districts across the country.
If you’re like the vast majority of Americans, you consume less than half of the recommended levels of fiber. Learn more about what fiber is, why you need it and how to incorporate it into your diet in “Become a Fan of Fiber.”
While it’s your right as a consumer to purchase and use any product on the market, health fraud—specifically the promotion of false or unproven products for profit—costs consumers billions of dollars each year. What should you know to help protect yourself? “Snake Oil or Solid Science?” examines the real deal behind advertised nutrition and health claims and promotions. Bonus Web Content: Dietary supplements fall into a special category under the general umbrella of “foods,” not drugs. Learn more about how to evaluate the claims of these products.
While meat-based foods are among the more conventional sources of protein in the American diet, “meat alternates” allowed in food-based menu plans for school meals, such as cheese, yogurt, dry beans and peas, eggs and peanut butter, deserve some attention, too. Discover these different protein sources in “Take Your Pick…of Proteins.” Bonus Web Content: If you’re looking for details about how other protein-rich sources like nuts, seeds, soy, yogurt and pasta can help to meet your protein needs, don’t miss this accompanying online-only content.
School Nutrition –December 2011
December 8, 2011 - Do you see it, just there in the distance? It’s coming closer and clearer into view. If you look closely enough, you will see it’s not your average conference or your ordinary learning experience. It’s SNA’s 2012 Annual National Conference (ANC) and a whole new horizon of opportunities waiting to be explored!
That’s right, with the start of the New Year just around the corner, ANC 2012 is starting to come into view, and NOW is the time for you to mark your calendar for July 15-18, 2012. The year’s theme is “Explore New Horizons,” and the ‘Mile High City’ of Denver will be our backdrop for a conference that will help you discover just how to advance your career beyond where it is today to where you want it to be tomorrow. Over the course of four days you will discover 90+ education sessions, 300+ exhibit booths, 3 general sessions and numerous events, all designed to provide you with the information you need to meet new challenges and seize new opportunities.
And while winter is just getting its frosty grip around much of the country, SNA has some exciting news about this summer’s conference that's sure to warm up your day! First there was Patti LaBelle, then Frankie Valli and Kool & The Gang, and this past July it was Alan Jackson… but this coming July, to help bring your ANC experience to a close, SNA will be bringing you a ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ evening with the American pop group sensation, The Beach Boys! Break out the sunglasses and Hawaiian shirts; when this surf-rock band takes the stage it’s more than just a feel-good performance, it’s a time machine that will take you back to a magical time in music history.
For 50 years, The Beach Boys have epitomized the laid-back spirit of the summer, and their sun-kissed, classic songs have become pieces of Americana. Since breaking onto the music scene with their first hit, “Surfin’” in 1961, the band has had a continuous string of chart-topping hits that have spanned nearly forty years, including: “California Girls,” “I Get Around,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Surfer Girl,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Kokomo” and “Good Vibrations.”
The ANC Final Event featuring The Beach Boys will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Colorado Convention Center. Stay tuned to the ANC website, www.schoolnutrition.org/anc, for the most up-to-date conference details. Registration is currently scheduled to open in late January.
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