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School Lunch Bell Award

The Mississippi School Nutrition Association Executive Board announces the Mississippi School Lunch Bell Award. This award will be presented to the School/School District which does the best job in publicizing the Child Nutrition Programs.

Rules for applying are as follows:

I. Objective must relate to School Lunch/Breakfast Programs in the school district.

II. Activities should:

A. Help improve the image of the school’s cafeteria meals.
B. Better inform the public of how school meals contribute to the nutritional well being of the children.
C. Describe nutrition activities being implemented within the school district.

III. Documentation must be in the following:

A. List of activities carried out during the school year. Describe when, where and how activities have been accomplished.
B. Describe when, where, and how cafeteria staff of the school/school district was involved.
C. Provide samples showing results of activities. Include pictures, newspaper articles, description of radio and television spots, as well as samples of materials used to carry out activities.
D. Mount list and description of activities along with samples and other documentation on 8×11 sheets and place in a binder scrapbook. Be sure to include a front page which gives the name of the school/school district and city or county.

IV. All scrapbooks must be turned in to the current Professional Development Chairman for
judging. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in the state contest in the following categories:

A. Individual schools: High School, Middle School, Elementary School
B. Entire school district: Documentation that all schools in that district participated must be included.
C. Applications will be submitted to the Regional Director by September 15. Application of the regional winner will be submitted to the MSNA Professional Development Co-Chairman by October 1 of each year at:
Pam Kirby
Rankin County School District
127-B Pleasant Street
Brandon, MS 39042

D. The winners of each category will be presented a plaque or certificate, plus fifty ($50.00) dollars for the first place winner, at the annual MSNA conference.

For further information about this award, contact Pam Kirby at Rankin County School District, 601-825-2257.

Revised 8/29/13