Site URL: ASFSA.org
Content: The School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. SNA offers a variety of materials to assist members in promoting school nutrition programs and healthy school meals. These resources can help identify new marketing opportunities, prepare schools for media interviews and provide fresh ideas on ways to educate the community.
Design: Uncomplicated is the best way to describe the SNA site. A static graphic serves as the primary imagery at the top of the page. Beneath the picture is a standard navigation bar, and a set of quick links are placed in the upper right-hand corner. The quick links provide easy access to popular pages including an “about” page and the marketplace.
The main content area is the news feed, which is a blog-style stack of teasers and links to current news stories. These, along with navigation to the resources and news areas, are easily the most useful to teachers.
Review: The SNA serves its member schools, and it also sells plenty of things. Nonetheless, free resources and news make the site worth visiting, even if your school is not a member.
Quality information on nutrition is invaluable for educators aiming to address the childhood obesity problem. Thankfully, SNA offers plenty.
Bottom Line: In light of legislation that recently qualified pizza as containing a “vegetable” because of the tomato paste used in its sauce, it seems we all can use a solid dose of good nutritional information.