July 30, 2021
SNA SmartBrief
Daily news about school nutritionSIGN UP ⋅   SHARE
Top Story
S.C. district sees food shortages, higher costs
(Pixabay)
Florence School District 3 in South Carolina is experiencing shortages of breaded chicken, paper products and portion containers because of supply chain disruptions, said Valerie Mouzon, the district's foodservice supervisor. Mouzon said prices on some items, such as whole muscle chicken, also have increased because of supply chain challenges.
Full Story: WBTW-TV (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) (7/29) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
What's on the menu for the 2021-2022 school year?
With many students scheduled to resume in-person learning this fall, schools will face new challenges as they navigate the best way to resume foodservice operations safely and efficiently while dealing with uncertainties. Join SmartBrief and industry experts to explore lessons learned from the first year of the pandemic and what lies ahead.
ADVERTISEMENT
School Update
A bill was signed into law this week by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that prohibits school districts in the state from suing students' families over school meal debt. The New York State Parent Teacher Association supported the legislation, with Executive Director Kyle Belokopitsky saying, "Every child should have the opportunity, and the continued opportunity, to have a healthy breakfast and a healthy lunch in school buildings."
Full Story: WIVB-TV (Buffalo, N.Y.) (7/29) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Nutrition & Wellness
Registered dietitian Jessica Green says serving size is a standardized amount of food that can be used as a guide on how a person must eat throughout the day, while portion size refers to the amount of food a person is going to eat at once. Utilizing both measurements can help a person get a better sense of their overall diet, Green says.
Full Story: Real Simple (7/29) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Registered dietitian Cynthia Sass writes that a raw vegan diet is based on two principles: eating only 100% plant-based foods and eating foods that are not cooked above the temperature of 118ºF. Though following this diet may make it more challenging to get enough vitamins D and B12, calcium, iron and zinc, Sass explains it is effective in preventing people from consuming ultra-processed foods, which are associated with conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.
Full Story: Health (7/28) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Trends & Research
Biden: Schools should help children access vaccines
Biden (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Schools and pharmacies should prioritize children for coronavirus vaccination, President Joe Biden said Thursday. Biden encouraged school districts to hold pop-up vaccination clinics, and for pharmacies to prioritize children 12 and older for vaccines as well as to partner with districts to expand vaccination efforts.
Full Story: Education Week (7/29) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Leadership
High quit rates in the US workforce should prompt managers to focus on employee fulfillment, passion and culture just as they monitor compensation and benefits, writes Alaina Love. Pay does matter, but "the other element to consider is how much fulfillment the employee is receiving from the work they're doing," Love writes.
Full Story: SmartBrief/Leadership (7/26) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
SNA News
The #ANC21 virtual wellness challenge is in full swing so get ready to STEP into the possibilities and embrace the future. Post your activities and progress on social media to help spread the word and use the hashtags #SNAStrive2Thrive, #STEPSchampion and #Strive2Thrive -- we may share your content on social or in School Nutrition magazine! Visit the STEPS website to learn more.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SNA:
Resources | Publications | Career & Ed | Meetings
Legislative Action | Join SNA
It is a time in which we will redefine what it means to be human, for this is not just the start of a revolution, it is the start of an evolution.
David A. Sinclair,
biologist, professor of genetics
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
SmartBrief publishes more than 200 free industry newsletters - Browse our portfolio
Sign Up  |    Update Profile  |    Advertise with SmartBrief
Unsubscribe  |    Privacy policy
CONTACT US: FEEDBACK  |    ADVERTISE
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004