SNA President Ruth Jonen/Back to School
Welcome back to school -- and to SF&N’s yearly back to school issue! As you gear up for the 2005-06 year, find professional assistance in the pages of this month’s magazine. Have you had time to make progress in implementing your local school wellness policy? Turn to “Your Local School Wellness Policy: Well-Balanced? Well-Crafted? Well-Grounded? Well-Planned?” for guidance on finding resources, what to include in your policy and steps toward forming your policy.
A new school year also means renewing the fight against childhood obesity. Because conflicting reports about the state of obesity in America have clouded this issue, SF&N provides clear answers and statistics in “Deciphering the Obesity Mystery,” including health risks associated with obesity. One of those risks is diabetes, which SF&N explores further in “Health Alert: The Diagnosis is Diabetes.” Learn the differences between type 1 and type 2 and understand the consequences for children.
Additionally, School Foodservice & Nutrition magazine introduces Ruth Jonen, the new president of the School Nutrition Association. In “We Are Family,” you’re invited into her life, from her small town beginnings to her vision of SNA’s role in members’ lives. As you start a new school year, don’t forget your copy of SF&N!
We Are Family
For new SNA President Ruth Jonen, home is where the heart of the Association begins.
Your Local School Wellness Policy: Well-Balanced? Well-Crafted? Well-Grounded? Well-Planned?
Will communities offer a well-deserved “Well Done!” when you unveil the results of your efforts?
Health Alert: The Diagnosis Is Diabetes
Learn the differences between type 1 and type 2 and understand the consequences for children.
Deciphering the Obesity Mystery
Research findings can clarify - or confuse - our understanding of the growing epidemic. How can we make sense of it all?