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Serving Spoon Nutrition Articles

Click on the pictures below to read nutrition articles reprinted from our quarterly association journal, Serving Spoon.

 

 Healthy Eating for Children:

  

 

Nutrition Tips for a Healthier You 

  

 

 Behind Every Successful School Cafeteria, There Is One Common Threat - YOU!

  

 

 Eating Through the Generations 

 Summer 2019 Nutrition Article


What Does Healthy Eating Mean?

Spring 2019 Nutrition Article

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It Is Because of the Work You Do Every Day 
 Winter 2018 Nutrition Article
 
 
Welcome Back to the New School Year
 
 Welcome Back to School Article
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Is Organic Food Better?
 Organic Article
 
 
Healthy Living
 Healthy Living Article
 
 

The Skinny on Sugar
 The Skinny on Sugar Article
 
 
 
Vitamin D
 Vitamin D and Folate Article
 
 
 
Sizing Up Your Portions
 Sizing Up Your Portions Article
 
 
 
What Are the Health Benefits of Fiber In Your Diet?
 Fiber Benefits Article

 

 

Wellness

New resources are now available to help school districts engage parents and school staff in Local School Wellness Policy efforts.

Be A School Wellness Champion - Outreach Toolkit
 

Nutrition education and promotion are part of a Local School Wellness Policy.

A Local School Wellness Policy is a written document that guides school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being and ability to learn. It’s important for parents and school staff to be a part of this process so the wellness policy is representative of both the community and student’s needs.

The Food and Nutrition Service’s Team Nutrition initiative has developed a free Local Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit that school districts and schools can customize to communicate information about their Local School Wellness Policy to parents and staff. The kit includes:

  • A letter to the wellness coordinator;
  • Sample letter to school principals;
  • Informational flyers, in English and Spanish;
  • Presentations for parents and school staff;
  • Sample newsletter article; and
  • Social media posts and graphics.

The free Local Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit is available for download at: http://TeamNutrition.usda.gov

Art of people on school grounds
 

Today, most schools have a Local School Wellness Policy, but parents and school staff are not always aware of the policy and how it is being put into action at their school. The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act added new provisions for implementation, evaluation and public involvement and reporting on progress of Local School Wellness Policies. Team Nutrition’s new Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit helps support these requirements.

 

Nutrition Standards for School Meals

Click here to read regulations and standards supported by the USDA.

 

 


Nutrition News



FNS Professional Standards Training Tracker

On February 20, USDA FNS published a comment request on a previously approved record collection for state agencies to record, track and manage the required training hours in four major areas (Nutrition, Operations, Administration, Communications and Marketing). Comments due April 20, 2020. Learn More


Announcing the Training Zone: SNA's New One-Stop Shop for E-Learning

We’ve just made it easier for you to get the training you need to advance your career! SNA is excited to officially launch the new Training Zone, an eLearning hub within the Learning Center where you can regularly access new learning resources and opportunities and earn CEUs towards SNA’s Certificate Program, SNS credential renewal and USDA Professional Standards. Get in the “ZONE” with all your online training in one easy-to-access location!

The Training Zone offers 58 online courses which includes two self-paced eLearning modules, one train-the-trainer module and 55 on-demand webinars. New Webinar Wednesdays and eLearning modules are in development and will be released throughout the coming year. Welcome to your one-stop shop for eLearning on-demand 24-7!

The current modules in the Training Zone feature specialized online training developed by school nutrition professionals. All Webinar Wednesdays and Webinars On-Demand are free to members as part of your membership benefits, and discounts are offered on all other training courses. District packages are currently available for the ethics training program with more package options coming soon. Learn more about our eLearning modules below.

The Training Zone also features “one-click” webinar registration and the ability to track your online learning and print your CEU Certificates or come back later and print them at any time. It’s easily accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device! Download the “How To User Guide” for more information.

Attending SNA’s Annual National Conference in St. Louis? Visit Member Services to learn more about the Training Zone and pick up a freebie! Also be sure to check out the education session “Discover SNA’s New Training Zone” on Monday at 4:30 pm or head to the Pop-Up session on Tuesday at 11 am to take a “Test Drive” and for chance to win a complimenarty Culinary Skills eLearning module! This new module features video demonstration of three different critical skills:

  • Chef Brenda Wattles, RDN, presents Knife Skills for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Chef Cyndie Story, PhD, RDN, CC, SNS, presents Understanding Weights and Measures
  • Chef Sharon Schaefer, SNS, presents Calibrating and Using Thermometers

Watch for more information in the coming months about how to “Get in the Zone!”