Contest Deadline Extended! Submit Your Ruby Reader Photos by January 31!


Take Ruby Reader Wherever You Roam!

School Nutrition magazine’s beloved mascot, Ruby Reader, is trotting the globe for her 4th year in a row—and she’s visited as many countries so far, too (including Germany and Peru!). From helping to plan school meal menus to cooking up her own special nutritious creations, she’s been having fun with SNA members across the country, while simultaneously discovering which SN articles and ideas help you, day-to-day, with your job.

Has Ruby Reader been spotted in your school yet? If not, you still have time—but don’t procrastinate. We’ve extended the contest deadline to Wednesday, January 31, so that everyone has a chance to participate and be eligible for the special prize drawing. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Cut out the full-page Ruby in School Nutrition’s November 2017 issue. Tape her to a piece of cardboard or run her through a laminating machine so that she does not tear with handling.
  2. Take “celebrity” photos with the famed Ruby Reader! Last year, she participated in training workshops, toured foreign countries, helped with food drives, greeted students, cheered on sports teams and much more! See some suggested ideas from the SN team. OR get some inspiration from last year’s Ruby hosts.
  3. No official entry form is required; however, to be eligible for the prize drawing, at least one photo must be submitted with the following information attached: Name, school/district, preferred mailing address, email address, phone number, brief photo description (identifying names of people and places and the overall activity) and a few sentences about what you like most or find most helpful about reading School Nutrition.
  4. There are four easy ways to enter the contest. Email your photos and entry details to; go online and submit the online contest form; mail your photos (printed on photographic paper only) along with entry details to: Where’s Ruby Roaming? School Nutrition, 120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300, National Harbor, MD 20745; or message your photo and entry details to SNA’s Facebook page (, share with SNA’s Twitter
    (@SchoolLunch) or post to SNA’s Instagram (@schoolnutritionassoc). When sharing via social media channels, use the hashtag #WheresRuby, so we’re guaranteed to see your entry!

We can’t wait to see what Ruby Reader has been up to! But, don’t delay—all Ruby Reader entries must be received by School Nutrition by Wednesday, January 31.

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