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February 2012

Explore Our New Digital Edition

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For the third year in a row, as part of its Reader’s Choice issue, School Nutrition asked readers about topics that they would like to see covered in the magazine. The February issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, pulls together important topics such as new ideas to build cafeteria participation and dealing with difficult employees.

To be successful in today’s competitive marketplace with many options vying for student interest, you need to follow the lead of commercial foodservice and retail operations, so it’s essential to keep creativity top of mind when promoting and enhancing your program. “I Spy…Marketing Success!” takes a look at some innovative ways to build cafeteria participation.

Looking for some new ways to inject some dynamism into your routine staff meetings and trainings? “Oh, Happy Day!” offers a variety of suggestions for ways to shake things up. With a bit of extra planning and effort on your part, soon your team members just may be looking forward to your next team meeting.

“Put Down the Whistle” explores proven techniques to manage and interact with difficult employees in a way that can lead to a more productive, efficient and happier workplace.

You may have observed how seeing members of your staff or guest chefs wearing a white chef’s coat can make the eyes of kids of all ages light up. “Kids’ Cooking Takes Center Stage” provides examples and suggestions from school nutrition colleagues that might inspire you to let your students experience their own kitchen magic by teaching them valuable—and fun—culinary skills. Bonus Web Content: Don’t miss some additional advice and resources to help you develop activities to teach kids how to cook—or to offer to parents for family activities conducted at home.