Where's Ruby Roaming?

For a third consecutive year, School Nutrition's Ruby Reader packed her bags and hit the road to visit with SN readers, their colleagues, students, families and friends.

The School Nutrition team could not be more thrilled with the submissions from the 2016-17 "Where's Ruby Roaming?" contest! Ruby completed her usual cross-country travels but the fun didn't stop there. This year she even made her way to international locations like Germany, Iceland and Peru! Crack open the March 2017 issue to see what photos and activities were featured in this year's wrap-up article, "Ruby Reader: Globe-Roamer Extraordinaire," check out some of our favorites from this year below or visit SNA's Flickr page to see all of the wonderful photos Ruby saved from this year's expedition.

While this year's submission deadline was January 27, 2017, look out for "What's Ruby Reading?" 2017 contest announcement in the June/July combo issue of School Nutrition or go back to the November 2016 issue to access official rules and the Ruby Reader cut-out to prep for the 2017-18 "Ruby Roaming" contest!

2016-17 Winners!

Elise Allen - Janesville, Wisconsin Germaine Davenport, SNS - Casa Grande, Arizona 
Toni Hill - Lynchburg, Virginia Marianne Petrison - West Grove, Pennsylvania 
Debra Vaughn - White Bear Township, Minnesota          
Myra Akridge - Cairo, Georgia 
Sharon Bridges - Albertville, Alabama Rebecca Carroll - Cairo, Georgia 
Linda Eichenberger, SNS - Cincinnati, Ohio Debbie Ferrara - Abita Springs, Louisiana 
Johnetta Lofton - Jackson, North Carolina Kathie McClanahan, SNS - Waverly, Tennessee 
Julie Peterson, SNS - Poway, California Patti Roads - Hildreth, Nebraska 
Shirley Williams - Elizabeth City, North Carolina 


Wendi Smith and Ruby learned a ton at the Supervisory Skills Training Workshop they attended with other members of the Appoquinimink (Del.) School District school nutrition management team.

Ruby Reader

Ruby and SNA Web Specialist Patricia Alatrista taking in the breathtaking view at Valle Sagrado in the Andes Mountain region of Cusco, Peru!


Mrs. Norman's special needs class met Ruby Reader when she was visiting Albertville High School in Albertville, Alabama.


The cold never bothered her anyway! Debra Vaughn and her husband took Ruby to Iceland where they explored the Jokusarlon Glacial Lagoon!

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