A Tray Talk Success Story - Ohio Students Ask for More Spinach!
Sailorway Middle School’s cafeteria in Ohio had been offering fresh fruits or vegetables every day for years, but when Cafeteria Manager Evie Hess realized many of the fourth graders weren’t taking the fresh produce, she knew it was time to mix up the menu!
So one day Evie ordered fresh strawberries and baby spinach and served them with low fat poppy seed dressing. Her assistant said, “No way are they going to eat this!” but the class scooped up every single serving and students were asking for more the rest of the week!
Read the complete story including Evie’s other creative ideas for increasing fruit and veggie consumption and the comments from some of Sailorway’s students at http://www.traytalk.org/success_story/ohio-students-ask-for-more-spinach/
January 4, 2012 – Can you believe it? The start of another New Year is upon us once again! And that can only mean one thing: SNA’s Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) is nearly here! There is no better way to mark the start of 2012 than by packing your bags, grabbing that plane ticket or setting that GPS, and heading out the door for a conference that will fuel your mind and body for the year ahead. This year’s theme, “Create Your Roadmap for Change,” will be the backdrop for three powerful days of learning that will help you navigate your school meals operation or business through the challenges, changes and opportunities of the coming year.
CNIC is being held January 15-17, 2012, at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort in Orlando, Fla. If you haven’t yet registered but would still like to attend—it’s not too late! Simply fill out the onsite registration form and turn it in at the CNIC Registration desk when you arrive. There, SNA staff will set you up with an official conference badge and program to take part in the entire conference.
If you’re already registered and starting to pack for your time in the Sunshine State, you’ll want to be sure to pack your athletic clothing and shoes so you can take part in the many wellness activities planned throughout the conference. Each morning during CNIC, you will have the opportunity to take part in the Wake Up & Walk activity, a brisk morning walk around the ChampionsGate grounds that’ll allow you to keep up with your exercise regime and ready your mind for the day’s learning.
Also, on Monday, January 16, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in the Image of Us Wellness Event, a follow-up activity to a session led by fitness enthusiasts Gary Vonck and Kim Schwabenbauer, who will stay on hand to lead groups through a non-competitive 1 mile run/walk or 3 mile run/walk. You can also choose to join the Omni’s fitness instructor for a relaxing session of Tai Chi. Be sure to mention and sign up for your preferred activity when you check in at Registration!
With so many learning and wellness opportunities at CNIC 2012, you’ll return home energized to make the most of 2012 both personally and professionally! For more details about CNIC, including speakers, events and more, click here. See you in Orlando!
CNIC Onsite Registration Form
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