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2010 September Cover

September 2010 SN Cover

Technology
September 2010

Staying on top of the quickly changing world of technology can be a challenge for even the most tech-savvy of us. The September issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, takes a look at what you should know about the newest technologies available for both professional and personal use. Also included in the issue are a look back at this year’s Annual National Conference in Dallas, a spotlight on the work of SNA’s Global Child Nutrition Foundation and an overview of made-to-order meal options and suggestions for incorporating custom-made meals into your own operation.

Learn how technology helps many districts evolve and enhance their school nutrition programs in “Tech Check.” Operators from across the country explain how technology such as POS systems, video and community networking systems help with job functions.

“Sweet Tweets!” picks up where “How ‘Friend’ Became a Verb” from the February 2010 issue took off by exploring the success stories of school nutrition operations that have incorporated social media into their communications efforts.

If the latest commercials from phone companies touting the merits of the newest data plans, smart phones, apps and more leave you feeling overwhelmed, “Help! My Phone Is Smarter Than I Am!” lays out what you should know about these increasingly essential communications devices.

Were you unable to attend this year’s Annual National Conference in Dallas, or did you take part but want a look back at the event? “Livin’ Large in the Lone Star State!” offers a look at some of the conference highlights.

Since its establishment in 2006, the Global Child Nutrition Foundation—SNA’s international arm—has hit many milestones, and its momentum only continues to grow. Don’t miss “We Are the World” for a look at recent highlights.

Some school nutrition directors are finding that made-to-order menu items can increase participation and student satisfaction. Get inspiration from their stories in “Having it Their Way.”

Tech Check  Members Only
From biometric POS systems to cell phone cameras, there are many ways you can apply technology to improve your operation.  

Sweet Tweets! Members Only
It will take more than 140 characters to showcase school nutrition operations making use of social media technologies. 

Help! My Phone Is Smarter Than I Am!  Members Only
A quick tutorial on today’s ever-changing cell phone technology.

Livin’ Large in the Lone Star State! Members Only
SNA’s 2010 Annual National Conference provided four days of big ideas and big opportunities that added up to big value.

We Are the World Members Only
SNA’s Global Child Nutrition Foundation shows that, by working together, we can help hungry children across the planet. 

Having it Their Way Members Only
Made-to-order meals create customers who are keen on the cafeteria. 


 
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