Now this is our idea of a “balanced breakfast”! Yoga’s one-legged “tree” pose is difficult to master, but this youngster from Gates-Chili (N.Y.) Central School District makes it look as easy as…well, as selecting a nutritionally balanced, delicious school breakfast! Given that this month’s Food Focus article is on bananas (page 62), how could we possibly resist this cutie? This student from Mitchell Math and Science Elementary, Charleston County (S.C.) School District, was participating in a produce-tasting activity, courtesy of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. AN IDEA WORTH STEALING MESSAGES MATTER Every school kitchen area has at least one: a bulletin board featuring reminders and notices for all employees working at the site to reference. SN has seen dozens of these over the years, and they all are basically the same. That’s why this one at Mayfield Elementary School, Cleveland City (Tenn.) Schools, attracted our attention! With clever names and using two distinct and defined spaces, Manager Cindy Erfmann has turned ho-hum reference points into more engaging displays that also send a subtle but powerful message of professionalism to her team. “The Door of Knowledge is where I post things my ladies need to know, such as the weekly SOPs or important how-to information, such as calibrating thermometers or different temperature requirements for cooking, holding and cooling,” Erfmann explains. “The Window of Opportunity is where I have the work schedule for the week and the school menu. I also post information about SNA membership, as well as webinars and meetings that are coming up. This is for things they can take initiative to do or try.” It’s simple but inventive—which can be amazingly effective. We applaud Erfmann for her creativity, as she sums up her intention: “This helps all my ladies keep up-to-date. All they have to do is walk through the Door of Knowledge and look to the Window of Opportunity!” Way to go, Cindy! Showing LOVE on Valentine’s Day 2017
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