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Keeping a Finger on the Pulse of the Future

Over time, the emergence of special diets reflects a diverse range of motivations and influences, including health, ethical, cultural and lifestyle preferences. Understanding these is increasingly important in catering to today’s students.

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Navigating My Own “Eras” Tour

A few months ago, I shared my decision to step down as Editor of School Nutrition, and this is, indeed, my final issue in that role. While I will no longer drive this publication, I will always support school nutrition professionals personally and professionally, too, and I hope you’ll continue to see my byline in these pages on occasion.

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Don’t Let Stress Compromise Your Health or Happiness

The start of the new year is an ideal occasion to identify goals for the months ahead, which is why we’re taking a deep dive into ways to prevent, manage and relieve stress, which can have a significant impact on our physical, mental and emotional health.

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Looking to SN Readers to Cook up a Bright Future

The past few years have been chaotic for everyone, and the challenges facing school foodservice and SNA are no small things to contemplate either, but looking to SNA’s hardworking, passionate members is an optimistic reminder of a bright future, for school nutrition and beyond.

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Creating a Culture of Lifelong Learning

Patricia Montague, SNA’s CEO, considers herself a lifelong learner—what can you do to keep your passion for learning strong throughout your life?

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Out of Sight, But Firmly in Mind

When I’m standing on my soapbox, correcting the misperceptions that continue to persist about school meals and the people who feed America’s students, I frequently point out that “no one…

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Tap into a Variety of Marketing Tactics

Upon learning that this issue’s main features focus on marketing, I recalled my first college marketing course. I only recently parted with the associated textbook during a pandemic deep clean,…

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Discovering a World of New Tastes

Welcome to SN’s second annual Food Issue! We had great feedback about our 2022 edition, and with many more food stories to explore and share, our team hopes to make…

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Just Imagine the Innovations That Lie Ahead

Continual innovation is a “must” element for an organization’s success—and survival—in today’s fast-paced, technologically charged world. So, I’m excited that we are kicking off the new year by devoting an…

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