NJ-SNA’s 51st Annual Conference August 14th, 2013. At the Hilton East Brunswick – Save the Date!
Breakfast in the Classroom – NJEA Classroom Documentary
Below is the link to a story that NJDOE did on Breakfast in the Classroom. Show #9 was filmed at a Passaic City, N.J. elementary school…a shining star with getting ”Breakfast in the Classroom”.
TODAY’S HEADLINES – TOP STORY:
May 1, 2013: TODAY’S HEADLINES
* Popular snack items could be on the chopping block in schools
* SNA among thousands to weigh in on federal snack rules
* SNA leader ushers in era of healthy eating in Vt. district
* Fruit, vegetable scraps become compost at Utah school
* N.H. schools try to manage student meal debt, waste
* Minn. school models process for freezing local veggies
* Healthy eating lessons grow in Fla. school garden
* Survey finds support for physical education in Va. schools
NUTRITION & WELLNESS:
* Sioux City programs encourage students to walk to school
TRENDS & RESEARCH:
* Soda intake tied to increased diabetes risk in another study
* Infant feeding practices may affect risk of childhood obesity
* Study sheds light on causes of childhood obesity
* Fla. lawmakers consider mandating epinephrine in schools
* Tenn. district to refer unpaid meal accounts to collections
* Ill. district mulls opting out of federal lunch program
* Md. district weighs input on revised wellness policy
* All hail the school lunch superheroes!
* Culinary and equipment presentations are sure to impress at ANC 2013
* Apply today for the ANC First Timer Scholarship
Follow the link below to read quick summaries of these stories and others.
NJ-SNA would like to welcome our new Business & Industry Partners:
JAMAC Frozen Food Corp.
Please support our B&I Partners - See ”Partnerships” for the complete B&I list.
NJ Posts Double-Digit Gains on School Breakfast
New Jersey was one of just 10 states to achieve a double-digit increase in the number of children receiving a healthy breakfast at school, according to a new national report released today. While the state still ranks a concerning 46th nationally, New Jersey districts are finally making progress toward ensuring children receive school breakfast, which can help improve their chances for school success.
This is being accomplished with more schools serving breakfast in the first few minutes of the school day, instead of the traditional method of serving breakfast before school when most children have not yet arrived. Known as “breakfast after the bell,” this approach significantly increases student participation.
Read the NJ news release. Read the report.
School lunch lines go high-tech with palm scanners (My Payments Plus)
To learn more please visit: http://www.horizonsoftware.com/K-12/Biometrics.html
Executive Board Meeting Dates:
May 1, 2013
Obesity in Young Is Seen as Falling in Several Cities
Video game encourages students to eat right, exercise
In-school chefs could help educate children on healthy eating http://www.philly.com
More Mo. schools serve breakfast in the classroom