SN Magazine: March 2012

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School nutrition operators know the importance of professional development, but taking time for personal development pays dividends, too. The March issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, explores a variety of topics related to planning for the future.

The issue also highlights USDA’s final rule establishing new nutrition standards for school meals in The Wait Is Over and presents the information that will be critical to your operation.

It’s reasonable to expect the unexpected, but how many of us have prepared for true catastrophe? Ready…for Anything! offers a veritable multitude of suggestions to improve your preparedness for a number of different emergencies. 

Bonus Web Content: Don’t miss additional tips on how to plan for the possibility that disaster affects your property or your workplace. Plus, find some suggestions on making the best use of today’s technology to improve your emergency readiness, as well as a list of web resources to check out.

Planning for long-term care often seems simpler to avoid or postpone, but the process becomes easier when you have some straight-up facts and options to consider. Living Happily Ever After gives a basic introduction to the key issues and alternatives. 

Bonus Web Content: Take a look at more statistics about how working, the economy and retirement affect the Baby Boomer generation, as well as a chart that summarizes long-term care coverage limits provided by Medicare and most private health insurance programs.

It’s never too late to develop good health habits. Live Long and Prosper examines four core principles that you can put into practice today to enjoy your golden years tomorrow.

Have plans to retire soon, or is an empty nest in your immediate future? Or, have you recently experienced one or both of these life changes? Retiring Minds Want to Know walks you through contemplating and planning for these major transitions ahead of time.

Though the carrot may not be a particularly exotic vegetable, it turns out there’s plenty to learn about the second most-popular vegetable in the world (after the potato). The Merits of Carrots provides a crash course on this root vegetable and also offers some kid-friendly recipe ideas. 

Bonus Web Content: Check out a large-quantity version (680 servings) of one of these featured recipes developed by one of School Nutrition’s recipe panelists.

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