October 2004


Industry Partners
October 2004

SF&N - October 2004Congratulations to the members of the School Nutrition Association (SNA)! In the story “New Name, Same Great Association,” learn how and why the 58-year-old American School Food Service Association made this healthy name change. The rest of this month’s issue of School Foodservice & Nutrition magazine focuses on some very valuable allies in the cause of child nutrition—your industry partners. How do they introduce new products? What exactly is the difference between a distributor sales representative and a re-distributor? Turn to “Industry 101” for ways to form better partnerships with industry and gain improved access to the products and promotions you want.

Next, turn to “Putting Healthier Choices Into Play” to discover the innovative, helpful ways that industry partners are responding to widespread concerns over the foods children eat in school. In “Industry All-Stars,” meet several outstanding industry partners who have been nominated for SNA’s Individual Industry Member of the Year Award because of their dedication to child nutrition. In addition, if you’re looking for the best disposable products for your kitchen and serving line, investigate the company and product profiles in the “2004 To-Go Disposables Buying Guide,” also included in this issue. Build a better future for America’s children by making the most of your industry partnerships.

New Name, Same Great Association
Congratulations to the members of the School Nutrition Association! Learn why and how our 58-year-old association made this healthy name change.

Industry 101
Understanding the foodservice supply chain will help you form better partnerships with industry and gain  improved access to the products and promotions you want for your school meals program.

Putting Healthier Choices Into Play
Food manufacturers step up to the plate with new alternatives for school nutrition operations.

Industry All-Stars
Meet some of the individual industry members helping to drive school nutrition programs forward.

2004 To-Go/Disposables Buying Guide (in Adobe Acrobat format)
Use this 2004 To-Go/Disposables Buying Guide as a useful tool for your purchasing decisions.


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