SN Magazine: March 2022

March 2022 Issue of School Nutrition Magazine
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Just as healthy food powers students through their busy days, a hardworking team makes your school’s nutrition program thrive and achieve success. This month, eSN magazine focuses on the value of your staff—the great work they do and how you can support them, as well as the labor and staffing challenges that pervade the school nutrition workforce today. Join us in recognizing teams across the country by reading the March 2022 issue of eSN , exclusively digital on SchoolNutrition.org.

In This Issue

Farewell, Phyllis Griffith. School Nutrition says goodbye to an influential leader in our organization, Phyllis Griffith, who served as Association President from 1999-2000 and directed the school meal program at Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools for decades.

A Capitol Plan. For the first time in two years, SNA holds its first Legislative Action Conference, live and in person, from March 6-8. Here’s what you can expect when SNA members gather in our nation’s capital this spring, including an emphasis on how current supply chain issues and labor recruitment will affect school nutrition programs.

Help Really, Really Wanted. Nearly every workplace is struggling to recruit and retain workers these days, and school cafeterias are no exception. Let’s confront the difficult truths that your nutrition team needs to know, along with the short- and long-term solutions you can implement to keep your kitchen open.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work. Teamwork isn’t a one-size-fits-all concept. To get a better understanding of how school nutrition programs are finding success through the labor shortage, we reached out to ask our members directly—and their answers are truly insightful!

Leveling the Playing Field. Not every school nutrition program has access to the same resources. And where inequality exists, there needs to be a little extra assistance if everyone involved is going to be set up for success. Gain a better understand of the difference between equality and equity in the workplace, and start creating real change.

Savor the Morning. If your go-to breakfast menu options encompass too many sweet foods, it’s time to rethink your approach. Who says savory can’t be a great taste for the first meal of the day? Here’s how to try a new approach to breakfast, with recipe ideas such as: 

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