April 2016

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School Nutrition magazine April 2016
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Where is Your Next Bright Idea Coming From?

As you prepare for 2016 National School Lunch Week and 2017 National School Breakfast Week, learn how you can unleash the creative powers of you and your colleagues. This month’s School Nutrition focuses on tapping into creativity, both as a team and as an individual, as well as how to get over the mental roadblocks that stop us from being creative.

  • The Power of Creativity. What are the benefits of being creative for the employee and the employer? There are more perks than you think!
  • The Courage to Commit to Creativity. You have what it takes to bust through the barriers that are holding you back.
  • Teamwork for the Dream Work. Clever team-building exercises lead to closer colleague, clearer communication and creative changes.
  • Creating a Culture of Creativity. Seek out inspiration to turn your school nutrition operation from a business bound by regulations and reviews into one of imagination and ideas.
    BONUS WEB CONTENT: Not all people are creative in the same ways. Learn about the eight different types of creative minds and how each one brings something important to the table.

Also in this issue: It’s time to prepare for National School Lunch Week 2016 and National School Breakfast Week 2017, and all the creative possibilities they bring! Plus, check out the highlights from National School Lunch Week 2015, with photos submitted by readers, as well as a look at the 2016 School Nutrition Industry Conference. Additionally, this month’s Food Focus spotlights the chickpea revolution and how schools are menuing hummus.  

Coming Next Month in School Nutrition: State Agency: friend or foe? Friend, of course! See how working in partnership with your state agency can make for a more efficient, safer and successful school meal operation overall. 

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