For a third consecutive year, School Nutrition’s Ruby Reader is ready to pack her bags and head out on the road to visit with SN readers, their colleagues, students, families and friends. Last year, she participated in training workshops, toured local farms, joined in on family vacations, greeted students, campaigned for president and much more! Check out her scrapbook in the March 2016 issue. Where will she go, who will she meet and what experiences will she enjoy this year? She needs your help! By sharing your pictures of where Ruby has roamed, along with feedback on SN articles and ideas that resonate, you’ll help to create an engaged reader community—and be eligible for a special prize drawing! Just follow the instructions at right. INSTRUCTIONS 1) Cut out Ruby Reader on the opposite page. Tape her to a piece of cardboard or run her through a laminating machine, so that she does not tear with handling. 2) Take pictures that include Ruby! See suggested ideas below. 3) Send us your pictures via email, social media or snail mail. No official entry form is required, but to be eligible for the prize drawing, at least one photo must be submitted with the following information included/attached: • Name • School/District • Preferred mailing address • Email address • Phone number • Brief photo description, identifying names of people and places and the overall activity • A few sentences about what you like most or find most helpful about reading School Nutrition. See the suggested ideas bottom left. • All entries must be received by School Nutrition no later than Friday, January 27, 2017! Each participant who sends a complete submission (photo + entry details) will be eligible for the special prize drawing. Five winners each will receive a $100 VISA gift card and 10 winners each will earn a $50 SNA Emporium gift card. PLUS, selected photos will appear in a “Where’s Ruby Roaming?” wrap-up in a Spring 2017 issue of School Nutrition, on SchoolNutrition.org and on various SNA social media sites. PHOTO TIPS You can take your Roaming Ruby picture anywhere, with anyone! Here are some ideas to mix and match in any combination! • in the kitchen • with coworkers • in the dining area • with kids • in the school garden • at the cashier station • with your boss • in an office • with teachers • visiting a legislator • in a classroom • at the big game • in the warehouse • in the central kitchen • meeting a vendor • near the school marquee • at home • exercising • on a trip or vacation • at a local landmark • with your pet • in a training session Or be creative and come up with your own ideas! Why Do You Read School Nutrition? With your “Where’s Ruby Roaming?” submission, include a short description about why you read your monthly magazine. Sample thoughts include: • How does it help you in your job? • What is a favorite article? • What new idea did you try? • What did it help you understand? • How does it inspire or empower you as a school nutrition professional? Three Ways to Enter Email your photo(s) and entry details to email@example.com OR Mail your photo (printed on photographic paper only), along with entry details to: Where’s Ruby Roaming? School Nutrition, 120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300, National Harbor, MD 20745 OR Message your photo and entry details to SNA’s Facebook page or share with SNA’s Twitter or Instagram, @SchoolLunch and @schoolnutritionassoc, respectively. When sharing through social media channels, use the hashtag #WheresRuby2016 so we’re guaranteed to see your entry! To be eligible for the prize drawing, you must be an active SNA member, currently working for a school, district or state/federal agency. Multiple photos may be submitted, but only one official entry to the prize drawing will be permitted. For official rules and requirements, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/snmagazineRoamingRuby.
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