December 2013

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December 2013 Digital Edition Many of us may not want to admit it, but it’s easy to become complacent about safety—both in the workplace and in our personal lives. That’s why it’s always prudent to take the time to review tips and tools related to safety in all aspects of your life, as we never know when we will need to protect our students—or ourselves. The December issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, provides tips to keep you safe both at work and at home. Also included in this issue is an exploration of Greek yogurt, the protein-rich alternative that is steamrolling its way through the yogurt market.

As school nutrition professionals, you are a critical part of the school safety equation. “Protect and Defend” uncovers how to take steps to ensure your cafeteria and kitchen areas can be a safe haven and not a security risk.Bonus Web Content: Take time to review additional short articles about dealing with threats posed by fellow employees, questions regarding potential vulnerabilities in your safety training plan, advice for getting help in the aftermath of an act of violence and tips for basic kitchen safety.

In this age of more and more sophisticated technology, knowing the steps to protect yourself against cyber crime is more important than ever, as the consequences of a lost smartphone, tablet or laptop can be as bad as losing your wallet or purse! “Password Protected?” takes a look at how you can stop cyber criminals from trying to take a byte out of your personal and private data. Bonus Web Content: Don’t miss exclusive online articles offering tips on limiting telemarketing and robocalls, as well as advice on how to scrub clean your electronic devices when you are ready for an upgrade.

Between social media and the 24/7 news cycle, it’s more difficult today to turn a blind eye to incidents of bullying. In “Why You Gotta Be So Mean?”, learn how to take a stand against bullying in your school—and help kids do the same.Bonus Web Content: Bullying isn’t confined to the K-12 school environment and happens in a wide range of workplaces. Additional online content offers some tips for readers who experience or witness bullying on the job.

How and where did Greek yogurt originate? What makes it different from traditional commercial yogurt formulations? Can its popularity continue to grow? And, of course, what are the implications for school meal programs? “Eureka! It’s Greek Yogurt” examines all of these questions about this protein-rich alternative that accounts for nearly half of today’s yogurt sales (compared to less than 5% five years ago). Bonus Web Content: Curious about the claims that the Greek yogurt manufacturing process is bad for the environment? And how Greek yogurt can be used to replace certain higher-fat ingredients? Find out more in online-only articles.

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