Because She Said She Would “I have worn my ‘because I said I would.’ bracelet every day since seeing Alex Sheen at #ANC17,” reports Amanda Venezia, SNS, director of dining services, Londonderry (N.H.) School District. As Wednesday’s General Session keynote speaker, Sheen made quite an impact on attendees of SNA’s 71st Annual National Conference (page 56), sharing his grassroots movement to inspire commitment. “Sometimes, we don’t need a miracle. We need people to do what they said they would,” explained Sheen, who travels 300 days per year to spread this message. SN is thrilled to learn that Venezia was so inspired that she showed Sheen’s TED Talk at an all-staff meeting and distributed blank “promise” cards to the members of her team. (We also like the hashtag she created: #ancvalue!) How about you? Have you followed through on a promise after hearing Sheen? What other ideas did you bring home to share after #ANC17? We’d love to hear about it at email@example.com. School Nutrition has seen a fair share of awards, trophies and certificates over the years. This one, the inaugural “Spectacular Spatula,” presented to Lynn Zabloudil, cafeteria manager, William W. Estes Elementary, Buncombe County Schools, Asheville, N.C., may be our very favorite. Congratulations! Summer COUNTDOWN?! A new school year may have just begun, but that means it’s only nine short months until kids in your community will need your help to stave off hunger in the summer. Pictures like these, from Rock On Café in upstate New York, provide ample reason to look ahead at starting or expanding your own summer meals program. We love seeing the back-to-school enthusiasm of school nutrition professionals, whether they work in the storeroom, the kitchen, the central office or the cafeteria! These smiling faces from Arizona, Colorado, Georgia and Idaho, shared via social media, are so infectious, SN is excited about the new school year, too!
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