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Foundation Name Change Focuses on Child Nutrition

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Foundation Name Change
Focuses on Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition Foundation LogoALEXANDRIA, Va., (December 13, 2001) – The School Food Service Foundation, sister organization to the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA), has changed its name to the Child Nutrition Foundation.  

The change was a natural transition since the focus of the Association as a whole and its fundraising and development has always been on the well-being and nutrition of America’s children.

ASFSA members’ commitment to child nutrition and the contributions they have made throughout their careers inspired the Foundation Board to visibly position “child nutrition” at the forefront of what the Foundation represents. The Board unanimously voted to change the name at its October meeting. 

“The focus word in our new name is ‘child.’ This can only enhance the Foundation’s position each and every time we say our name. It is certainly consistent with our mission,” said Marilyn Hurt, Foundation president. 

The Foundation provides resources that enable ASFSA to achieve its vision that healthful meals and nutrition education are available to all children. Many of the Foundation’s programs include child nutrition research, public education about school foodservice and the professional development of ASFSA members and school foodservice professionals.

Much of the foodservice industry has also changed to using “child nutrition” for many of its school foodservice programs, so the name change opens up a better connection with them, as well as with the Association’s allied organizations.  

For more information on the Foundation and its programs please see Related Links.  In January, a new Child Nutrition Foundation section of this Web site will debut. Please be patient during the transition. 

The Foundation, established in 1964, is a non-profit corporation dedicated exclusively to child nutrition research, public education and professional development of school foodservice professionals.

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