March 2011 SN Cover
School nutrition operators know the importance of professional development, but focusing on your personal development also is essential for your overall growth and to maintain a healthy balance in your life. The March issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, explores some potential ideas for you to consider for your own personal development.
Have you been toying with the idea of learning some new skills or seeking out a new experience? Check out “Go, Glow, GROW” to learn more about some possible activities to explore in your local area. Reading about these ideas may jumpstart your imagination about other ways that fun activities can double as professional development opportunities.
What passions serve as a special spark of inspiration for some school nutrition colleagues who manage a side business in addition to their day jobs? The mini profiles featured in “Is There Magic in the ‘Moonlight’?” showcase some school nutrition professionals who are putting a portion of their free time toward entrepreneurial pursuits. Bonus Web Content: For others, hobbies are similarly enriching—and all-encompassing—pasttimes, in which the activity, not the profit, is its own reward. Discover the personal passions of three more School Nutrition readers.
When exercise is enjoyable, adults are more likely to increase their levels of physical activity. “Finding the Right Fit for Fitness” explores the why, what and how of fitting fitness into your hectic schedule. Bonus Web Content: The President’s Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) is a new program from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Check out five great reasons to get moving with the Million PALA Challenge.
“Got the Blues? Excellent!”, the final installment of School Nutrition’s multi-year, color-based series of vegetable sketches, examines these deep and richly hued veggies full of good nutrients and plate-popping appeal.
Go, Glow, GROW
Make your free time work for you as you build skills that can support personal and professional goals.
Is There Magic in the “Moonlight”?
Meet some of your peers who are putting a portion of their limited free time toward entrepreneurial pursuits.
Finding the Right Fit for Fitness
With just a little creativity, you can get the activity your body craves.
Got the Blues? Excellent!
Tap into the novelty factor of blue/purple vegetables to teach kids about the rich variety of produce options.