By Patricia L. Fitzgerald, Editor 2017-05-01 18:02:50
Get Engaged With Your Magazine THIS MONTH, WE FINISH THE YEAR-LONG CYCLE OF 11 ISSUES since the redesign of School Nutrition made its debut in June/July 2016. We received many thoughtful compliments on the new look and content. But now that it’s been a full year, it’s a good time for me to check in with you about how we’re doing—and remind you of ways you can be part of the SN family. I hope you’re finding “What’s Cooking” to be a good mix of general interest and work-related content. In the old design, we heard that readers struggled to find SNA-specific news, so I trust that putting “What’s Cooking @ SNA” right behind our general news section has been a good fit. I’m also curious about your reaction to another revamped department: Is “This & That,” with its mix of web resources, contests, apps, books and new products, a useful improvement over the old product-only “On the Market”? We take pains to ensure “To Your Credit” is aligned with USDA’s Professional Standards and that we rotate through each of the four Key Areas regularly. Have you noticed? How about our brand new offerings? My favorite part of each issue is compiling the “Things We Love” column. It takes a little time, but scouring social media pages for examples of your creativity always raises my spirits. Do you “love” it as much as I do? I also hope that employee/manager readers are enjoying the targeted “Onsite Insights” section, which has run five times on such topics as teamwork, the environment and food allergies. It’ll be back next month with a look at fresh produce handling. I love hearing how you use the magazine, but I also invite you to be a part of it. We are always seeking volunteers for our Kitchen Wisdom Panel to review and/or test recipes for “Food Focus.” We’ll be working on the 2018 editorial calendar very soon, so this is a good time to tell me what topic areas need urgent or more or improved coverage. I’m always open to hearing about innovative initiatives that we can explore in-depth and use to help others. They may not appear right away, but I collect ideas like a fiend and regularly turn to these files for leads and resources. My team and I look forward to hearing from you on any of these or other topics. Please reach out anytime, preferably via email at email@example.com. Thanks for inspiring us with all that you do all year long.
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