May 2010

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Critical Issues
May 2010

What are the most essential issues currently facing school nutrition professionals? The May issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, takes a look at some of these key topics, including the important partnerships that SNA has become part of to help address unhealthy childhood weights. Plus, learn about what techniques your school nutrition colleagues use to introduce healthier foods to kids, and see the highlights of SNA’s 38th Legislative Action Conference, which featured an appearance and speech by First Lady Michelle Obama.

There’s still plenty of time left in 2010, but SNA is already celebrating a major opportunity, detailed in “A Place at the Table.” Michelle Obama invited the association to become an active participant in her “Let’s Move!” campaign, a comprehensive, collaborative and community-oriented effort to address childhood obesity. By examining the four “pillars” that affect childhood obesity—healthy choices, healthier schools, physical activity and affordable and accessible food—the team of participating partners will work to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.

What methods does your operation use to get kids to eat healthier foods? Check out “Trick or Treat?” to find out what techniques some of your colleagues use and what some experts say on the subject.

Whether you attended this year’s LAC or were unable to make it, take a look at “The Road to the Rose Garden” recap to learn what the event’s speakers had to say about the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill—and the recognition that Michelle Obama gave to school nutrition professionals.

A Place at the Table  Members Only
SNA is invited to participate in a number of auspicious partnerships to address unhealthy childhood weights.

Trick or Treat? Members Only
How should you tread that long, dark and sometimes scary path to serving healthier school meals—that kids will actually eat? 

The Road to the Rose Garden  Members Only
Attendees at SNA’s 38th Legislative Action Conference have high hopes for the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization.

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