September 2008


Recruitment/ANC 2008 Highlights
September 2008

2008 September Cover

School foodservice can mean so much more than just a job. It can mean an entire career, a high calling, a rewarding profession. But how do you communicate this concept to potential job candidates? How do you put together the best team for your operation—a team that shows dedication to the kids, professional expertise and high standards of excellence? This month, School Nutrition takes a hard look at recruitment, delivering new strategies to help your operation find and attract the best of the best. Plus, two bonus feature stories review Global Child Nutrition Month and SNA’s Annual National Conference.

In many districts, finding qualified candidates for school nutrition supervisory positions is a formidable challenge. Turn to “Help Wanted” to find seven out-of-the-box recruitment methods that have succeeded in other districts. Plus, “From the Classroom to the Cafeteria” reveals how universities are helping to prepare the next generation of school nutrition directors and how you can tap into this source.

In fact, if you’re interested in “selling” school foodservice as a career option to young adults, you might consider making presentations at high schools or universities. It might be easier than you think! In “Story Time,” Constance Mueller, director of food and nutrition services for Bloomington (Ill.) Public School District #87, shares ways she has made presentations work.

This month’s issue of SN magazine also includes two bonus features. Communities across the United States showed their generosity—and their power to make a difference—during the inaugural Global Child Nutrition Month in April 2008. Read their touching stories of achievement and sacrifice in “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally.” And relive the excitement of SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) with “National Treasures,” a review of the conference in photos, statistics and event coverage. Remember, you also can order ANC photos at “ANC 2008 Photos.”

Help Wanted 
Boxed in by the same ol' options for recruiting managers and supervisors? Break out and try something new.

From the Classroom to the Cafeteria 
Colleges and universities are helping to prepare the next generation of school nutrition directors.

Story Time 
Point young adults toward school nutrition by sharing your personal stories.

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally 
Communities showed their generosity during the inaugural Global Child Nutrition Month.

National Treasures 
SNA's 2008 ANC  provided a wealth of great experiences to thousands of participants.

Field of Dreams  
Farm-to-school projects are green and growing across the United States.


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