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Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award Announced

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Contact:
Paul Alberghine
Global Child Nutrition Foundation
(703) 739-3900, ext. 126

Bertini to Receive 2007 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (November 30, 2006) – Catherine Bertini, whose influence and contributions to child nutrition have spanned the past twenty years, has been selected to receive the 2007 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition. This prestigious award honors champions of child nutrition and was named for Gene White, an extraordinary woman who dedicates her life to children and the benefits that good nutrition can provide them. Other recipients of this award include Dr. Josephine Martin and Senators Bob Dole and George McGovern. Ms. Bertini will be honored at the 4th annual “A Possible Dream” Gala on March 6, 2007, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

Ms. Bertini’s contributions began with her appointment as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Food and Consumer Services at USDA under George H.W. Bush, and as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Family Support Administration in the United States Department of Health and Human Services under the Reagan administration.

In 1992 Ms. Bertini was appointed Executive Director of the United Nation’s World Food Programme; the world’s largest international humanitarian agency. She is credited with assisting victims of wars and natural disasters throughout the developing world. . While serving as Director, Ms. Bertini made significant achievements in the dual mandate of the agency: to avert starvation in humanitarian crises through emergency operations, and to promote long-term development projects aimed at breaking the deeply rooted hunger-poverty cycle. Under her leadership, global food aid rose from 22 percent in 1993 to 36 percent in 1998.

Ms. Bertini then accepted the appointment to serve as the U.N.’s undersecretary-general for management. In this position she focused on improving communication and information technology, intensifying efforts to recruit more women to the U.N. staff and to revamp the budget process. Ms. Bertini was awarded the World Food Prize 2003 Laureate for transforming the World Food Programme from a development assistance program to the largest and most effective humanitarian food relief organization. Ms. Bertini used the $250,000 award to create a trust fund for girls’ education  through the Friends of the World Food Program. In 2005, following twelve years service at the U.N., she  accepted a position at Syracuse University as a professor of public administration. 

During  the gala, two other champions of child nutrition will be honored. Lynnelle Grumbles, SFNS, the 2006 SNA Outstanding Director of the Year, and Patrick McCoy, SFNS, the 2006 SNA Industry Member of the Year, will be recognized for their tremendous contributions to child nutrition.

The gala occurs during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference, which will be held from  March 4-7, 2007. The conference is unparalleled in its importance to SNA members and the child nutrition programs in the United States. 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 School Nutrition Association (SNA.) SNA (www.schoolnutrition.org) 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.

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SNA Announces CN Marketplace Update

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Contact: Heather Farris
MultiView, Inc.
972-402-7070

SNA Announces CN Marketplace Update

ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 17, 2006 -- The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is updating CN Marketplace. The more than 55,000 members of SNA will have access to this valuable new business tool available from a link on the SNA homepage (www.schoolnutrition.org). The updated CN Marketplace features a broad array of school nutrition-related listings about products and services that will aid SNA’s members in their purchasing decisions.

“With the new CN Marketplace, members can search for companies that can help them with products and services and maximize the performance of their school nutrition programs,” said SNA Executive Director Barbara S. Belmont, CAE. “I’m certain CN Marketplace will be a valuable resource to SNA members.”

Within CN Marketplace, two different methods of searching for products and services are available; a keyword-driven, search-engine search or a category search by business type.

CN Marketplace is a powerful search engine that continually indexes the websites of all companies represented in the list. Therefore, searchers can easily locate products and services unique to the school nutrition industry without the clutter of a general Internet search.

SNA partnered with MultiView, Inc, an Irving, Texas-based publisher of electronic buyers guides and search engines, to develop CN Marketplace. “CN Marketplace is going to be the premier reference for school nutrition products and services,” said Dan Maitland, MultiView President. “It allows users to cut through the clutter of multiple search engines and easily find just the right supplier.”

The School Nutrition Association 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.

MultiView, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Irving, Texas. MultiView publishes a growing series of industry-specific, online directories. MultiView directories are state-of-the-art; satisfying the need for keyword searching through the use of powerful search engine technology, as well as presenting suppliers in a traditional category/heading format.

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