Welcome to the Maine School Nutrition Association website. Our goal is to provide healthy meals and promote nutrition education to Maine’s school children. Our big, audactious goal is for Maine to become the first state to provide universal feeding for all school offered meals! Consider becoming a member of our organization and help us make sure that no Maine child goes hungry. We want to be the primary source of child nutrition information and want to see every school represented and supported by a high level of leadership.
This Year's Keynote Speaker: Dayle Hayes, MS, RD
Dayle Hayes is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle is dedicated to making school environments healthy for students and staff. She collected school success stories for Making It Happen, a joint CDC-USDA project, wrote a chapter on communicating with students in Managing Child Nutrition Programs: Leadership for Excellence, and co-authored the Position of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11 Years.
In recognition of her professional and volunteer leadership, Dayle has received numerous honors, including Montana Dietitian of the Year and an ADA Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice Award. In January 2012, she received the Silver FAME Award as a Friend of Child Nutrition and FoodService Director magazine named her as one of their 20 Most Influential in the same year. Most recently in 2013, she was honored with a Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Montana School Food Service Professional of the Year.
Hayes served on the ADA Board of Directors where she chaired the Public Initiative Team and Technology Task Force. She also is a past president of the Montana Dietetic Association and Past-Chair of the School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group.
Still time to register: email Darlene French! Come join us and “Get Fired UP”!
Join Us! Marriott Sable Oaks, South Portland, Maine
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Michelle Obama's New Chef to Schools Coalition Now you can register your school to sign up for the Chefs to Schools program. You can count on menu ideas, recipes and training. Bring positive ideas into your program that parents and school staff will love. Visit the new Chefs Move to Schools website for more information
Did you know you don't have to leave home for trainings? Are you short credits for recertification?
You can get last minute continuing education credits through The National School Food Service Management Institute in Oxford, Mississippi. They are now offering online classes and webinars. Don't think for a moment that you don't have time. They recommend only taking 10-15 minutes at a time to work on a class. You pick up where you left off the next time you long in.