Read the March 2017 Issue of School Nutrition Magazine 2017-03-09 Blaze new trails with School Nutrition's March 2017 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 (ANC) 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.