May 20, 2020
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it's a fitting occasion
for School Nutrition to investigate the emotional challenges
associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, while offering some suggested coping
strategies. Anxiety about an uncertain future persists, even as states begin to
lift stay-at-home orders. School nutrition programs are extending their meal
service operations through the summer, while strategizing multiple scenarios
for serving meals when the new school year begins. "Normal" seems far
in the future and we all continue to cycle through a range of emotions. This
article, our fourth in the magazine's series of COVID-19 digital supplements,
addresses the importance of self-care.
You can read "Sad, Mad, Bad and Occasionally Rad" on
your device or print out a hard copy. Share with team members and other
stakeholders as desired. We simply ask that if you share outside of the school
nutrition community, credit be provided to: School Nutrition/
School Nutrition Association.
This article will also be available as a resource on the COVID-19
tab of SchoolNutrition.org, and it will be inserted into the digital
edition of the May 2020 issue of School
School Nutrition thanks JTM Food Group for their generous support in making this article available.