March 2017

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Beyond the Cafeteria

School Nutrition is blazing new trails in this month’s issue: Roaming Ruby trots the globe, meal service branches to new points of access and schools consider what it takes to become year-round nutrition hubs. To explore the exciting changes you can make to your programs, check out our March issue!

  • Ruby Reader: Globe-Roamer Extraordinaire! Ruby takes off once again, jet-setting across America and going abroad to visit with her favorite SN members and friends.
  • Do You Deliver? How practical is meal service outside the cafeteria? SN Editor Patricia Fitzgerald touches on feasible service options.
  • Set Your Breakfast Program Free--Go Mobile! Tips, tricks, ups, and downs of getting breakfast outside the cafeteria and into the stomachs of hungry students. 
  • Pushing All the Buttons. Are vending machines the solution to the gap in meal participation? Several forward-thinking school nutrition directors certainly think so! Read on for the positive results of using vending machines to dispense reimbursable meals
    BONUS WEB CONTENT: Gain more insights about how “cool” technology attracts students, as well as some of the key factors involved in purchasing decisions for vending equipment.
  • Schools as Nutrition Hubs. The benefits to serving food year-round are boundless—for school nutrition departments and for children! Take a look at how to make the most of this opportunity and continue to contribute to your community.
    BONUS WEB CONTENT: To better assist you with creating and expanding your programs, we have put together a list of resources, including case studies and expert advice. Access the list online now!
  • Imagine That! Our annual School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) was a smash hit this past January! This issue contains highlights from the big event.

Also in this issue: A revealing article on the importance of networking and its impact on professional relationships. Ever wonder what all of that vitamin jargon is about? Learn the fundamentals of vitamins, from A to T. Plus, get a chance to meet Vanessa Hayes, SNA’s ANC 2017 Co-Chair, and this month’s member sharing “My Leadership Journey.” This issue also features your first in-depth look at plans for SNA’s 2017 Annual National Conference in Atlanta! A special 16-page preview insert gives a sneak peek at some of the 120+ education sessions planned, highlighting those developed for target audiences. ANC is your professional development one-stop shop; review this special insert and make your plans to join us in July. For the complete lineup of sessions, visit the ANC 2017 site.

Coming Next Month in School Nutrition: Our exciting April issue of School Nutrition will provide insights to reaching Generation Z. Plus, we unveil the official themes for National School Lunch and School Breakfast Weeks 2017-18.

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