January 2016

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Move, Improve and Find Your Groove with SN!

As the calendar flips to 2016, a number of SNA members will resolve to move more, whether it’s through a formal fitness routine or simply getting out and stretching your legs sporadically. If you’re ready to take the next step toward physical fitness, don’t miss the January installment of School Nutrition, the magazine’s annual personal development issue. In it, you’ll find:

  • Let’s Get Physical! Managing Editor Kelsey Casselbury culls tips from health and fitness experts to share the top 10 reasons you should add physical activity to your daily routine.
  • Fuel Up For Fitness. Don’t overlook the effect hydration and healthy food can have on your exercise routine! Registered dietitian Dayle Hayes provides sound advice on smart food and beverage choices as it pertains to fitness.
  • Ready, Set, Run. Are your ready to go the distance? Lace up your running (or walking!) shoes and hit the trail or the treadmill.  
  • Putting the “Work” in Workout! Find the time, support and resources for fitness in the most unlikely of places—where you work every day. Writer Susan Davis Gryder visits with school nutrition professionals across the country to find out how they work in movement to their workday routine. Plus, Taking Baby Steps shows you how to successfully complete the remaining challenges in SNA’s STEPS Challenge.
  • Yoga Your Way. Think you couldn’t be a yogi? Think again, says registered yoga therapist MacDuff Perkins! More than simply stretching, yoga benefits all ages, body shapes and levels of fitness.
  • Fashion Where It Counts. As sales of wearable fitness technology rise (such as Fitbits and Apple Watches), writer Elyssa Ganser helps you to check out of this practical fashion accessory is right for you.

Additionally, it’s the time of year when your voice counts! Read up on the candidates for School Nutrition Association vice president before you vote during the month of February.

Coming Next Month in School Nutrition: Safety and sanitation might not be an exciting topic, but in school nutrition, it’s a necessary one. The February issue of School Nutrition offers up the information you need to keep your food, students and employees free from harm. 

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