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September 2011
Small Districts

Working in a small district comes with its own set of challenges, but six school nutrition directors profiled in the September issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, demonstrate that they’re not letting their districts’ size keep them from tapping the enormous potential of their school nutrition operations.

The September issue also includes a look back at ANC 2011, held in Nashville’s Opryland, and an exploration of how to tap the synergy of the HealthierUS School Challenge and Fuel Up to Play 60 to get the recognition that your program deserves, as well as ideas and inspiration for developing menus for students with special needs diets.

In “Small Wonders,” a series of six profile articles, school nutrition directors from Westbrook School Department/Windham Raymond RSU #14, Maine; Harrisonburg (Va.) City Public Schools; Marquardt School District #15, Ill.; Harrisburg (Ark.) School District; Taos (N.M.) Municipal Schools and Nine Mile Falls (Wash.) School District share how you can still think big even in a small district when it comes to serving great meals for students.

No matter the size of your district, if you have been contemplating learning more about the HealthierUS School Challenge or Fuel Up to Play 60, “Small Schools See the Big Picture” sheds light on how you can incorporate the goals of both of these initiatives into your program at the same time to reap big benefits: healthier schools and healthier students.

Did you attend SNA’s Annual National Conference in Nashville this summer? Whether you were unable to attend or you were there to make connections between learning, innovation, fun and success, “Country-style Connections” offers a look back at the highlights.

“Special Delivery” examines how just a few of your school nutrition colleagues are turning the challenges of feeding special needs students into opportunities for innovation, growth and success. Bonus Web Content: In addition to the medical conditions covered in this article, School Nutrition offers further details on how to meet vegetarian preferences and manage gluten-free diets. Plus, check out the sample menus provided by Pasco County (Fla.) Schools for children with diabetes and PKU.

Small Wonders
District size isn’t keeping these six directors from tapping the enormous potential of their school nutrition operations.

Jeanne Reilly, SNS, Westbrook School Department/Windham Raymond RSU #14, Maine

Andrea Early, RD, Harrisonburg (Va.) City Public Schools

Sandy Voss, SNS, Marquardt School District #15, Ill.

Dolores Sutterfield, Harrisburg (Ark.) School District

Mary Ann McCann, Taos (N.M.) Municipal Schools

Kim Elkins, SNS, Nine Mile Falls (Wash.) School District

Small Schools See the Big Picture
Explore the synergy of combining the HealthierUS School Challenge and Fuel Up to Play 60.

ANC
Country-style Connections
Thousands of school nutrition professionals connected the dots between learning, innovation, fun and success at ANC 2011 in Nashville’s Opryland.

Food Focus
Special Delivery
When developing menus for special needs diets, remember that every child deserves your creative best!


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