Read the June-July 2018 Issue of School Nutrition Magazine


SN Magazine June/July 2018

Whether you roll home on country roads each day or you prefer strolling the sidewalks of city streets, K-12 operators all have one thing in common: the hungry children they serve. The 2018 June/July edition of School Nutrition addresses the unique challenges, significant upshots and diligent commitment that resides differently in rural and city districts throughout the country.

And, since it’s our annual double issue, it also covers the up-and-coming, highly-anticipated Annual National Conference (ANC) in Las Vegas! Get ready for bright lights, big ideas and lots of learning when you flip the pages of SN to our topical articles on all the best to come this July 9-12. Registration for the School Nutrition Event of the Year is still available!


  • Pastoral Perspectives The challenges (and benefits) of running a rural school nutrition operation.   
  • Discovering New Destinations What happens when you pack up and make a drastic career shift? Hear from some directors who chose that path.
  • Farmers, City Slickers and Green Thumbs: Farm to School differs from district to district and in different areas around the nation. Find out how several directors make this initiative work.
  • A Tale of Four Cities: How do urban district scope with their ups and downs? The biggest districts in the country dish.
  • Introducing SNA's Strategic Plan 2018-2021: SNA reveals its ambitious new agenda, including core values, strategic goals and objectives.
  • 4Opens the Door: The SNA Certificate Program is getting a new level! Find out how this expanded Program can benefit you and your career goals.
  • Voices for Inclusion :In Part 4 of this crucial series, SNA talks numbers, reality and equity with the president of a professional consulting firm.
  • “Investment” Strategies: Did you know that the School Nutrition Foundation’s(SNF) scholarships can open up countless educational opportunities? Read this article to take a gander at the many doors open to you.


Also in this issue:

  • Have you met the 2018 School Nutrition Heroes? Honored by SNF earlier this year, turn to Representing a Passion-Driven Profession to read why each of these remarkable professionals was chosen for the award this year. Onsite Insights, especially for nutrition managers, assistant managers and employees, is ready to introduce you to the idea of Food & Flavor Introductions. In “Revisiting Recess Before Lunch,” Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, addresses how to make your school meals rock by advocating for a switcheroo in the school day. Read carefully, because this article is this issue’s To Your Credit!

And don’t just read what is mentioned here—our double issue also includes It’s Your Business, Advocacy In Action, In the Kitchen, On the Grow, Ruby Reader and a very special interview with celebrity chef Jason Smith and much more! Enjoy this jam-packed issue, with each article tailored to meet the interests and needs of our wonderful members—you!

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