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Erik Peterson, School Nutrition Association 

(703) 739-3900, ext. 124

Elisabeth Wenner, Kraft Foods

(847) 646-4271


Healthy Edge: Building Healthy School Meals Focuses On Building Good School Nutrition

Alexandria, VA (October 24, 2005) – The School Nutrition Association, the Child Nutrition Foundation and Kraft Foods announce the launch of Healthy Edge: Building Healthy School Meals an online continuing education curriculum providing nutritious meal instruction to child nutrition professionals.  The curriculum provides child nutrition professionals with 10 credit hours of continuing education developed to help them provide safe, healthy school meals, while teaching children the value of good nutrition.  The program is an approved course for any professional seeking SNA certification.

The much anticipated course helps professionals piece together the often complex puzzle of providing nutritious, tasty foods that kids will enjoy.  It also helps professionals understand the importance of reasonable portion sizes and the value of nutrition education for promoting a healthy lifestyle.

“Healthy Edge: Building Healthy School Meals provides quality education in an easy to use online format,” states Karen Johnson, President of the Child Nutrition Foundation.  “It brings the information necessary to receive certification to your home, library or workplace and moves according to your schedule.  It has never been so easy to improve your credibility and career as it is right now with this new online program.”

By taking Healthy Edge: Building Healthy School Meals, users will learn the most essential and current school nutrition and foodservice information.  A specific focus will be placed on:

  • The latest dietary guidelines including portion size, variety, essential nutrients, etc.
  • Insuring that food is handled and prepared safely
  • Marketing to the toughest customers – the students
  • Making a long-term impact on students’ health through nutrition education

“Helping people eat and live better is important to Kraft,” notes Ed Kaczmarek, category business director, Kraft Foodservice.  “Healthy Edge which places emphasis on good nutrition and helps promote a healthy lifestyle, is a valuable tool for child nutrition professionals and we’re proud to be a supporter.”

A complete revision of the previously available Healthy Edge 2000 CD Rom, Healthy Edge: Building Healthy School Meals is available through Child Nutrition U on the SNA website for a one-time fee of $50.  The generous sponsorship of Kraft Foods has made it possible to bring you this current information in an interactive and engaging format. 

This online course replaces the previous HE2K CD Rom, which became inactive October 21, 2005.

About Kraft Foods

Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) markets many of the world's leading food brands, including Kraft cheese, Maxwell House and Jacobs coffees, Nabisco cookies and crackers, Philadelphia cream cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, Post cereals and Milka chocolates, in more than 155 countries.

About School Nutrition Association

The School Nutrition Association (SNA)  is a national, non-profit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. The association and its members are dedicated to feeding children safe and nutritious meals. Founded in 1946, SNA is the only association devoted exclusively to protecting and enhancing children’s health and well-being through school meals and sound nutrition education.


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