Where’s Ruby Roaming?

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 9, 2015

School Nutrition’s Ruby Reader is back on the scene, but this time, instead of finding out what she’s been reading, she wants to know more about YOU and what you are reading!

In this all-new Ruby Reader promotion, School Nutrition is asking its readers to help Ruby “travel” all around the United States, visiting with you as you discover new K-12 solutions and strategies in SNA’s award-winning magazine.

In this “Flat Stanley”-style activity, Ruby will roam to kitchens, cafeterias and communities, encouraging you to connect what you read in SN with efforts to grow your programs, your staff, your kids and even yourself!

By sharing your pictures of where Ruby has roamed, along with feedback on SN articles that resonate, you’ll help create an engaged reader community—and be eligible for a special prize drawing!

To play along, just follow the 4-step instructions below:

  • Download and cut out the full-page Ruby or find her on page 8 of the November issue of School Nutrition. Tape her to a piece of cardboard or run her through a laminating machine, so that she does not tear with handling.
  • Take a picture that includes Ruby Reader with you at work or home or on vacation, celebrating the holidays! Or send us a picture of Ruby posing with your staff or students, or even showcasing one of your beautiful school meals. Including a copy of School Nutrition magazine in the photo is optional. Check out some of the sample shots we’ve included on this page for ideas!
  • Complete the entry form (online or PDF) or find it on page 10 of the November issue of School Nutrition. You will be asked to write a few sentences about something you read in a recent issue of School Nutrition. Check out our samples to see how easy it is!
  • Send us your picture + your entry form via email, email/fax or snail mail. It’s super easy! You can even take a picture of your entry form and attach it to your e-mail along with your photo.All entries must be received by School Nutrition no later than February 9, 2015.  

Each participant who sends a complete submission (photo + entry form) will receive an electronic image of Ruby Reader that you can use as a screen saver, computer wallpaper, social media badge and so on! PLUS, you will be eligible for the special prize drawing. Five winners each will receive $100 VISA gift cards and 10 winners each will earn $50 Emporium gift cards. PLUS, selected photos will appear in a “Where’s Ruby Roaming?” wrap-up in the a spring issue of School Nutrition, on SchoolNutrition.org and on various SNA social media sites.

Download the image of Ruby Reader!
Download the Where’s Ruby Roaming? Entry Form (pdf)
Where’s Ruby Roaming? Contest Rules Online Entry Form
Where’s Ruby Roaming Contest Rules  

Ruby Sample Submission Form One
Ruby Sample Submission Form Two  


Sample Pictures



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