Step Into the FAME Spotlight

September 6, 2012—Time is running out to nominate school nutrition leaders and innovators for a national Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Award. The nomination deadline is September 26, 2012.

This prestigious awards competition recognizes those who raise the school nutrition bar for others to follow. These are individuals who have triumphed over challenges and provide insightful and innovative solutions to the complex issues that are the hallmark of this business. How about you? Your supervisor? A colleague in another district?  Do you hear FAME calling?

Winning a FAME award is a tremendous honor—but so is being nominated! The nominations for this and other school nutrition awards programs frequently are used as leads and resources by School Nutrition, the flagship publication of SNA, and other foodservice media to showcase best practices and creative strategies. Participation in the FAME Awards program is a great way to shine the spotlight on your district and help spread the word to outside communities that school nutrition professionals are experts in contributing to the health and welfare of America’s children.

Nominations will be taken online or via a downloadable form at until September 26. There are six award categories:

● School Nutrition Director of the Year (must have more than 12 years of director experience)
● Leadership Award (12 or fewer years of experience)
● Rising Star Award (five or fewer years of director experience)
● Special Achievement Award (10,000 or fewer enrollment)
● Spirit Award
● Friend of Child Nutrition Award (advocate such as a principal, state association representative or community leader, going above and beyond scope of normal professional duties; child nutrition directors/department heads are not eligible)

The awards are sponsored by Basic American Foods, The Schwan Food Company and Tyson Foods, and they will be presented on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Don’t procrastinate and let FAME pass you by! Send your nomination in before this year’s deadline: September 26, 2012.


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