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April 2013

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April 2013 SN Magazine
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With the arrival of spring comes the April issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, which showcases the upcoming themes for National School Lunch Week (NSLW) and National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) and provides a look back at the exciting celebrations held across the country during last fall’s NSLW. This issue also serves up the highlights of January’s Child Nutrition Industry Conference and offers some interesting facts about pungent produce favorites onions and garlic.

Spacious skies, amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties…there sure is a lot to love about the USA! Your school nutrition operation can celebrate regional flavors from across the nation during NSLW, October 14-18, 2013. Check out “Lunch, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” for ideas on menu items to serve and promotion suggestions from colleagues across the country.

NSLW 2012’s theme, “School Lunch—What’s Cooking?”, encouraged school nutrition professionals to celebrate and showcase all of the positive changes that they have been making in their school lunch programs. “Cookin’ Up Some Fantastic Fun” offers a look at how some schools and districts made the most of this annual chance to dispel outdated stereotypes and generate fresh enthusiasm.

In the midst of any busy school day, there’s one priority that definitely shouldn’t be skimped on in the interest of time—breakfast. “Take Time for School Breakfast” unveils the NSBW 2014 theme and provides ideas and details about available resources to help you put on a fun and effective promotion.

School nutrition professionals may be asked continually to do more with less, but their spirit remains undiminished, as evidenced by the passion and energy they exhibited in January during SNA’s annual Child Nutrition Industry Conference. If you attended, take a look back at some of the highlights in “1+1=Infinite Possibilities,” or if you were unable to make the trip, get up to speed on the notable events of this valuable conference.

How can today’s school and family chefs successfully serve up healthier alternatives that kids won’t call boring, blah or bland? One answer is to turn to onions and garlic, two little bulbs both bursting with flavor! Learn some interesting facts and be inspired by new recipes in “Savor the Flavor of Onions & Garlic.” Bonus Web Content: Check out a recipe idea from one of School Nutrition’s Kitchen Wisdom Panelists, as well as a list of onion- and garlic-related web links.