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The School Nutrition Association of North Carolina's theme for 2018-19 school year is "Transforming Futures though Good Nutrition".
SNS Credentialing Exam
The SNS Credentialing Exam will be offered by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on December 4, 2018 from 9:00am until 1:00pm. To register and pay for the exam, go to http://schoolnutrition.org/uploadedFiles/Certification,_Education_and_Professional_development/SNS_Credentialing_-_SNS_Exam_Prep/SNS-Credentialing-Exam-Handbook.pdf. The registration deadline is November 13, 2018. Check out the SNA web site, www.schoolnutrition.org, for additional information.
Our students need healthy fuel to perform, to grow and do their best in school. Good nutrition leads to great academic performance, it has a positive and direct impact on a student's ability to do well in school. When nutritional needs are met, children have the cognitive energy to learn and achieve. Students are better prepared to learn, are more likely to attend school, and are more apt to take advantage of learning opportunities.
Are you ready for the North Carolina Crunch?
Across the state, kids and adults will be crunching into locally grown fruit or vegetables for the NC Crunch in celebration of Farm to School Month. The NC Crunch, from the Farm to School Coalition of NC, is designed to celebrate agriculture, nutrition and farm to school and offer students an opportunity to taste and learn about NC grown produce. October 10 is the target date to participate in the NC Crunch, but K-12 schools and ECE sites can choose a date in October that works best with their academic schedule. Some schools will participate in Walk to School Day activities on or around October 10. The NC Crunch would be a great way to offer students a healthy snack after participating in walk to school activities. We want as many K-12 schools and ECE sites to participate as possible.Fruit and vegetable fact sheets about produce grown in the state and served through NC School Nutrition Programs may be of assistance in providing nutrition education to students. To encourage participation, the NC Farm to School Cooperative is sponsoring a contest to recognize NC schools and early care and education sites for their promotion of fruits and vegetables grown in our state during October. First through third place in both categories (K-12 schools and ECE sites) will be awarded with prizes of $250, $150 and $100 gift cards to help support nutrition education and promotion. To find celebration ideas, sign up for the NC Crunch and receive an event guide, go to http://growing-minds.org/north-carolina-crunch. Post about your NC Crunch activities using #NCCrunch, #F2SMonth and @F2SCoalitionNC. Please help us spread the word so we can make it a NC Crunch heard ‘round the state. Share the attached flyer, post the messages below to social media, and include an announcement in your newsletters or on your email listservs.
The Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina (F2SCNC) brings together a dedicated group of farm to school (F2S) stakeholders in collaboration to expand and strengthen farm to school initiatives across the state. The NC Farm to School Cooperative is a group of farmers from across the state who formed a cooperative in order to submit bids for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, NC Farm to School Program. The NC Farm to School Program just celebrated its 20th anniversary of supplying School Nutrition Programs across our state with the freshest, locally grown produce from North Carolina farms.