SCHOOL NUTRITION MAGAZINE ONLINE EXTRAS ENGAGE Intriguing, informative editorial doesn’t end with the close of SN’s back cover. Do you know about the fantastic online extras available to you with just the sweep of a mouse? Our print edition can only hold so much information, but we are always working to give you the most on each topic we cover. Stay on the lookout for the “Bonus Web Content” box at the end of targeted articles and then head online to supplement your learning and discover more helpful resources. You can visit www.schoolnutrition.org/snmagazinebonus to access years of archived bonus content from this award-winning publication. You will find more recipes; resource lists and links; sample documents from successful school districts; additional interviews; extra tips; bonus case studies; and much more. Here are just some of the high-quality pieces awaiting consumption available from our last four issues: October: Q&A: Creating a Code of Ethics & Sample–Read why and how one director chose to create a code of ethics for her team and then use her document as a template for your own. September: Slaw & Order–Discover three more slaw recipes to try on your menus. August: Resources to Respond to Substance Abuse–Visit our collection of targeted organizations and publications and respond more effectively to someone who is struggling. June/July: Tools for Procuring New Technology–Check out the actual timelines, RFP and evaluation tools one district used in making a major technology change. SNA PLANNER JAN. 21-23, 2018 School Nutrition Industry Conference New Orleans MAR. 4-6, 2018 Legislative Action Conference Washington, D.C. MAR. 5-9, 2018 National School Breakfast Week APR. 26-28, 2018 National Leadership Conference Long Beach, Calif. MAY 4, 2018 School Lunch Hero Day JULY 9-12, 2018 Annual National Conference Las Vegas OCT. 15-19, 2018 National School Lunch Week LAC 2018 Advocacy in Action: Be There At SNA’s 46th annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC), March 4-6, 2018, school nutrition professionals and allies will join together in the nation’s capital to help policymakers understand the scope and complexity of school nutrition operations. Will you be among the ranks of the advocates ready to take action on behalf of K-12 school meals? Before heading to Capitol Hill to meet with individual senators and representatives, you can look forward to a jam-packed program agenda designed to support your efforts. You’ll hear from several Washington insiders, specifically public policy expert Peter Hart and pollster and communications professional Dr. Frank Luntz, as well as from SNA’s legislative team and representatives from USDA. SNA’s annual Position Paper will be a centerpiece and you’ll learn how to explain its priorities to your representatives in Congress. Additionally, mark your calendar for Monday, March 5, to attend the School Nutrition Foundation’s 5th Annual Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes and pay tribute to individuals who go far above and beyond the call of school nutrition duty. Now is the time to step up and get involved, doing your part to advocate for the 30 million children who benefit from school meal programs each day. Stay tuned to www.schoolnutrition.org/lac to learn more about the conference, invited speakers, registration dates and hotel accommodations. steps challenge PERSONAL WELLNESS ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS FEELING YOUR BEST! It’s November and the holiday season is not far off! It’s a magical time of year, with plenty of fun and celebration—both in your school nutrition program and with family and friends. Finish 2017 strong by participating in the STEPS Challenge, SNA’s personal wellness program, made available as an exclusive member benefit with support by Jennie-O Turkey Store. November’s challenge prompts you to “Say Yes to Veggies!”—in main courses, as complete snacks and even as breakfast items, as well as traditional side dishes. In December, the program encourages you to stress less during the holidays by trying activities designed to help you keep calm. Go for a walk, try new stretches, read a book or create a holiday playlist. You can’t feel your best, enjoy the holidays and show off your own generous spirit when you feel stressed out! Whether you’re ready to try STEPS for the first time—or you’re a longtime participant—make a point to enjoy the holidays by feeling your best…one healthy step at a time. Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/steps to learn more and register today! SCHOOL NUTRITION FOUNDATION Give Thanks on #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, was established a few years ago to counter all the attention on Black Friday and other retail spending-based observances by encouraging generosity and the spirit of giving back. Along with hundreds of other non-profit organizations throughout the world, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) will celebrate #GivingTuesday on November 28, 2017, with a special campaign to promote support of the Annual Fund. Contributions to SNF’s Annual Fund are used to assist school nutrition professionals by providing the skills, knowledge and insight they need to provide nutritious meals and help students develop healthy habits. Once again, AccuTemp has offered a “challenge gift,” pledging $20 to SNF for each new donor who gives $10 or more to the Annual Fund. How can you celebrate #GivingTuesday and support the work of SNF? » Make your own gift. » On November 28, encourage colleagues, friends and family to do the same. » Engage your chapter or state leadership to meet a state challenge goal. » Follow the lead of SNF Chair Sandra Ford, SNS (above) and suggest donors take and post “UNselfies” to spread the word through social media. Give thanks and give back on #GivingTuesday. Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/snf/GivingTuesday for more information and to donate.
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