SN Magazine: August 2021

June-July-cover2021 Issue of School Nutrition Magazine
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Read the August 2021 issue of School Nutrition!

Focus on the future of the School Nutrition Association with the help of the August 2021 issue of School Nutrition magazine. From an introduction of the 2021-22 Association President, Beth Wallace, MBA, SNS, to a thorough look at the 2021-24 SNA Strategic Plan, along with ways to improve your program’s future through smart customer service, SN is here to propel you into a new school year.  Read the August 2021 issue today!

  • Farewell & Thank You SNA—and the entire school nutrition profession—lost a metaphorical giant with the passing of Gene White, SNS. SN takes a look back at the life and legacy of this professional pioneer.
  • Taking Care of Business The Association welcomes its new leader, Beth Wallace, MBA, SNS, who was installed at July’s virtual Annual National Conference. Wallace has the right background, mindset and outlook to lead SNA through uncertain and unsettled times.
  • Introducing the 2021-24 Strategic Plan Speaking of Association leadership, SNA has introduced its 2021-24 Strategic Plan. The Association has identified four key areas of focus and defined measures of success. Dive into the details and learn about the thoughtful process of producing this future-forward blueprint for action.
  • Tsunami Warning Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the “normal” waters of a new school year, another set of unprecedented challenges is emerging. Barry Sackin, SNS, leads you through what you can expect for SY2021-22 for labor, the supply chain, inventory and other hurdles. Bonus Web Content: What are the likely impacts of supply chain challenges on USDA Foods? Read a Q&A with an agency spokesperson.
  • How SMART Is Your Team About Customer Service? You and your cafeteria team have a great customer service mindset—but are you being SMART about it? Della Collins, SNS, shares how to create and implement SMART (Satisfying, Memorable, Attentive, Responsive and Thoughtful) customer service goals.
  • All About the Ask Student loyalty hangs on customer research. How effective are your customer surveys and feedback tools? Learn from Sharon Olson of Y-Pulse, a market research organization, how to create the most effective surveys possible.
  • One in a Melon How much do you know about watermelon, the definitive sweet summertime fruit? You’ll probably be surprised! Recipes include Mango and Watermelon Salad, Watermelon Rind Coleslaw and Watermelon Salsa.
  • Practice Positive Self-Talk Too often, we’re kind to others and cruel to ourselves. Transform your inner critic into an inner coach with advice from SNA Staff Vice President of Membership and Professional Development Jen Lewi, CAE. Bonus Web Content: Even the most accomplished school nutrition leaders deal with an inner critic—read their candid experiences and helpful advice.

The August 2021 issue of SN magazine is available now— read it today!

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