January 6, 2012—NSF International, an independent global organization that certifies products and writes public health standards for food, water and consumer goods, announces its call for nominations for the 2012 Food Safety Leadership Awards Program.
The program recognizes individuals that demonstrate outstanding food safety leadership. The nomination categories are education/training, system improvement, equipment design, packaging innovation, product development, research advances and technology breakthroughs. Nominations, which will be evaluated based on creativity, innovation, design, contribution to the advancement of food safety and overall quality of contributions made, must be submitted by February 3, 2012.
Entries may be mailed to Mary Ellen Krueger, NSF International, 789 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For more details or to enter online, visit www.nsf.org/business/newsroom/fs_awards.asp.
NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards Program
The School Nutrition Foundation is postponing The New School Meal Patterns: What You Need to Know webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
Unfortunately, it is our understanding that the publication of the Final Meal Pattern Regulation has been delayed, and as such will not be published in time for the scheduled Wednesday, January 11th webinar.
The webinar will be rescheduled as soon as possible after the publication of the final meal pattern regulation.
As soon as we have a new date, we will send out an email notification. You will not need to re-register for this webinar.
Please know that we appreciate your interest and respect your busy schedules.
Thank you for understanding.
For more information on SNF's Webinar Wednesday - www.schoolnutrition.org/webinar
A Tray Talk Success Story - Ohio Students Ask for More Spinach!
Sailorway Middle School’s cafeteria in Ohio had been offering fresh fruits or vegetables every day for years, but when Cafeteria Manager Evie Hess realized many of the fourth graders weren’t taking the fresh produce, she knew it was time to mix up the menu!
So one day Evie ordered fresh strawberries and baby spinach and served them with low fat poppy seed dressing. Her assistant said, “No way are they going to eat this!” but the class scooped up every single serving and students were asking for more the rest of the week!
Read the complete story including Evie’s other creative ideas for increasing fruit and veggie consumption and the comments from some of Sailorway’s students at http://www.traytalk.org/success_story/ohio-students-ask-for-more-spinach/
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