On Behalf of SNA, Ruby Roamed Across the USA!


For the second year, School Nutrition sent its mascot, Ruby Reader, off to visit with many of the magazine’s 56,000+ readers. Her goal: to learn more about how SNA members teach students the importance of healthy meals, as well as some of their favorite parts of working in school nutrition, how they incorporate lessons from SN into their day-to-day routines and to get a peek into their lives both inside and outside of the cafeteria.

Of all the submissions, 15 contest winners were randomly chosen! Congratulations to our $100 Visa Gift Card Winners:

  • Elain Nakashima, Wailuku, Hawaii
  • Terry Accaira, Buena Vista, Colorado
  • Lashon Moon, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Pamela Evans, Yelm, Washington
  • April Cox, Cumming, Georgia

And another huge congrats to our ten $50 SNA Emporium Gift Card Winners:

  • Kay Briles, Baldwin, Wisconsin
  • Amy McGrath, Plymouth, Michigan
  • Debra Rowe, Newberry, South Carolina
  • Jennifer Harper, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Mary Beth Ciske-Sanford, Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Shenae Row, Boonville, Indiana
  • Amanda Bean, Albertville, Alabama
  • Donna Hook, Boonville, Indiana
  • Mary Simons, Roseville, California
  • Tiffany Freeman, Boaz Alabama

To learn more about our different Ruby Reader contests, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SNMagazine/IFoundRuby. To see the some of the wonderful and amusing examples of Ruby’s trip, read the article featured in the March 2016 issue of School Nutrition, found here.

At Camelot (Va.) Elementary School, first-graders took Ruby aboard the Nutrition Express mobile classroom, where she learned a nutrition lesson while enjoying a healthy and delicious snack. Submitted by Jennifer Harper.

Ruby appreciated the time she got to spend with the happy, smiling students at Albertville (Ala.) Primary School. Submitted by Amanda Bean.

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