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Child Nutrition Foundation Awards Academic Scholarships and Research Grants

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Child Nutrition Foundation Awards
Academic Scholarships and Research Grants

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 3, 2002 – The Child Nutrition Foundation Financial Aid Committee recently awarded 56 Schwan’s Food Service Scholarships (undergraduate level and above) to eligible members of the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA) and their dependents. In addition, nine Child Nutrition Foundation Professional Growth Scholarships (graduate level) awards were made. Both scholarships will be used for the 2002/2003 academic year.

Schwan’s Food Service Scholarships are funded by a generous grant from Schwan’s Food Service. Professional Growth Scholarships are funded through proceeds raised at the Child Nutrition Foundation’s annual Silent Auction and “Chippin’ for Children” Golf Tournament, as well as a contribution from Lakeside Manufacturing.

Additionally, the Foundation was pleased to award seven Heinz Foodservice Scholarships. Heinz USA generously donates a percentage of school foodservice ketchup sales to support the Heinz Scholarship.

The complete listings of scholarship recipients can be found in Related Links.

The Child Nutrition Foundation also awarded two research grants: the Lincoln Foodservice Award for Innovations in Child Nutrition and the Hubert Humphrey Research Grant. Each grant, valued at $2,500, is provided by Lincoln Foodservice Products, Inc.

The Hubert Humphrey Research Grant recipients are Jerry Cater and Denise Brown from the University of Southern Mississippi for their proposal on, “A comparison of school foodservice administrators’ and after school care program coordinators’ perceptions of the importance of accountability requirements when implementing the National School Lunch Program snack service.” The Lincoln Foodservice Award for Innovations in School Foodservice recipients are Laurel Lambert from the University of Idaho and Deborah Carr from the University of Southern Mississippi for their proposal on “Perceptions, practices, and barriers of school foodservice directors, elementary school teachers, and elementary school principals in providing nutrition education to students.”

The Child Nutrition Foundation wishes to express thanks and appreciation to the companies that make the financial aid programs possible: Schwan’s Food Service, Heinz USA, Lincoln Foodservice Products, Lakeside Manufacturing, and ConAgra as well as those ASFSA members who supported the golf tournament and silent auction. For more information on the Foundation's academic assistance programs, please see Related Links.

The Child Nutrition Foundation, established in 1964, is a non-profit corporation that provides high-quality professional development, financial aid and research programs to child nutrition professionals and members of the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA). The Foundation’s commitment to the child nutrition community is integral to implementing positive change in school meals and, ultimately, to the health of school children.


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