March 2008


Personal Wellness
March 2008

The annual “personal wellness” edition of School Nutrition magazine encourages taking the time to focus on your own personal wellness. When you are energized and inspired, you are doubly empowered to continue nourishing and protecting America’s kids in fresh, creative ways. This year, the magazine focuses on an aspect of personal wellness that might surprise you: volunteerism.

Believe it or not, American volunteerism is reportedly at a 30-year high! “At Your Service?” takes a look at the possible reasons for this trend—and the ways that volunteering has changed over the years. Next, consider research about the unique, personal benefits of volunteering in “Good for You!”

SN Mag - March 08 Cover

Want to hear about hot trends in volunteerism? “Charity Begins Online” explains the trend of e-volunteerism, as modern technologies supercharge America’s volunteer efforts. You could change the world with a click of your mouse! “Life Lessons” takes a look at volunteerism from your student customers’ point of view, as it explains the trend of schools requiring volunteer work—and what kind of impact this might be having.

Last, but not least, comes an article about the “least of these.” Discover how you and your student customers can help to raise awareness about world hunger—and the funds to fight it. Turn to “Global Child Nutrition Month” for more information about this important event, which is taking place in April 2008. You won’t want to miss it.

Throughout the magazine, you also will find stories from other school foodservice professionals about their adventures in volunteering. And as a bonus: Get an exclusive sneak peek at the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference, when you read the program preview included in this month’s magazine. Whether you are in the kitchen, at the office or on the go, SN magazine is here to help you plan a brighter future.

At Your Service? lock
What is the state of volunteerism in America today?

Good for You! lock
Improve your health and grow your skills through service.

It's Personal lock
The right niche can enrich your volunteer experience.

Charity Begins Online lock
Welcome to the new world of e-volunteerism.

Life Lessons lock
Schools develop a new generation of volunteers through community service requirements and opportunities

Global Child Nutrition Month lock
Join your peers in raising awareness about global hunger-and the funds to fight it-throughout April.


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