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Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge Seeks Healthy, Kid-Friendly Recipes from Foodservice Professionals

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November 19, 2013 – Do you have a healthy recipe that’s a hit with your students? Consider entering it in the Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge, created by the National Restaurant Association & McCormick for Chefs!

The Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge is a fun and creative way to showcase healthy menu options for kids and build on the spirit of innovation and creativity. Who knows more about creating healthy, kid-friendly meals than school nutrition professionals? SNA encourages all members involved in a foodservice operation to enter the challenge.

Restaurant and foodservice operators can submit one or more recipes from their children’s menus that meet the nutrition criteria from Kids LiveWell, which are based on the USDA dietary guidelines.

Any restaurant or foodservice company is eligible to enter.

To learn more, check out the nutrition requirements and enter the contest, visit The deadline to submit recipes is December 15, 2013.

The winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Chicago, Ill., where they will be honored at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (NRA Show).

SNA Announces 2013 Election Results

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November 18, 2013 – Members of the School Nutrition Association have spoken, casting their ballots in the annual election for the Association’s top leadership positions. Nine new members to the Board of Directors will be installed in July 2014 and four members, representing different SNA regions, will join the Nominating Committee.

SNA congratulates the following candidates for their election to the Association’s Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, and thanks all the candidates for their enthusiasm and commitment to serve the national Association.


Vice President
Becky Domokos-Bays, PhD, RD, SNS, Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia

Linda Eichenberger, SNS, Oak Hills Local School District, Ohio

Northeast Regional Director
Debbi Beauvais, RD, SNS, Gates Chili and East Rochester Schools, New York

Northwest Regional Director
Debbie Kallio, Sedro-Woolley School District, Washington

Southwest Regional Director
Kevin Ponce, SNS, Mid-Del Schools, Oklahoma

Member Services Committee Chair
Renee Hanks, SNS, South Colonie Central School District, New York

Nutrition Committee Chair
Carol Weekly, RD, SNS, Queen Creek Unified School District, Arizona

School Nutrition Employee/Manager Representative
Teresa Stevenson, Kennesaw Elementary School/Cobb County School District, Georgia

State Agency Representative
Donna Parsons, MS, RD, SNS, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington


Mideast Nominating Committee Representative
Victoria Moore, SNS, South Bend Community School Corporation, Indiana

Midwest Nominating Committee Representative
Annette Hendrickx-Derouin, SNS, Willmar, New London-Spicer, Montevideo and Community Christian Schools, Minnesota

Southeast Nominating Committee Representative
Diane Santoro, SNS, Indian River Public Schools, Florida

West Nominating Committee Representative
Analee Knudsen, South Sanpete School District, Utah

These winning candidates will be installed in July during the Association's Annual National Conference (ANC) in Boston, and will serve under the leadership of incoming President Julia Bauscher, SNS.

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