August 2009 SN Cover
Meet Dora Rivas, SNS, SNA’s New President
The arrival of August means the start of back to school season and an opportunity for a fresh start. The August issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, takes a look at programs and policies that you might consider implementing or tailoring for your own district’s needs.
In this issue, you’ll also meet Dora Rivas, SNS, the 2009-2010 SNA president. Rivas, who currently works in Dallas, Texas, brings a passion for child nutrition and a desire to mentor up-and-coming leaders to her new role. Get to know SNA’s talented new leader in “From Farm to School.”
Next, take an in-depth look at charge policies and the challenging moral and ethical dilemma they pose for school nutrition professionals in “Final Notice!” Learn what techniques other directors have employed and how you can address questions from parents and the media on the subject of your district’s policies.
When it comes to food trends, some of the hottest these days—sometimes literally!—are Hispanic dishes. In “Got Tacos?” discover why, unlike most other ethnic cuisines, there is nothing inherently unhealthy about Hispanic cuisine. Also, check out some creative ways that you might consider serving some of the culture’s popular dishes to your students.
From Farm to School
New SNA President Dora Rivas wants to grow a generation of healthy students - and future leaders.
School nutrition operations struggle to implement effective and acceptable charge policies for meals.
Why Hispanic foods are hot, hot, hot in school districts across the country, from Miami to Minneapolis.