Minnesota’s Own Jean Ronnei Named The 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association!

The School Nutrition Association’s 69th Annual National Conference last week in Salt Lake City, Utah marked an exciting time for Minnesota’s own Jean Ronnei! During this year’s conference she was named the 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association.

Jean Ronnei, SNS  President

Jean Ronnei, SNS President *Image from School Nutrition Association

Ronnei is the Chief Operations Officer at Saint Paul Public Schools right here in Minnesota and now will also represent SNA’s 55,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide.
Our National Sales Director Londa Arnfelt was on-hand to witness this incredible accomplishment. This is what Londa had to say….

I’m so proud to support Jean as she continues in this important national role. I’m confident she will lead SNA with the charisma, professionalism and dedication we’ve long known her to possess through her incredible leadership here in MN. I am excited about what the year will bring with Jean at the helm, enthusiastically taking on this commitment with the vast knowledge she’s gained through her highly regarded career in school nutrition.

Currently Ronnei manages the Transportation, Facilities, Technology Services, Nutrition Services and Security and Emergency Management for Saint Paul Public Schools. Prior to this she served as Director of Nutrition Services.

During her 24 years as Director, Ronnei turned the nutrition department into a nationally renowned school meal program, even earning the 2007 Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Golden School Foodservice Director of the Year Award and many other recognitions.

Learning ZoneXpress is so very proud of Jean Ronnei’s accomplishment of 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association. Congratulations to a well-deserving individual!

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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

This is an exciting time to celebrate pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity.

At Learning ZoneXpress we understand that women have special nutritional needs during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. That’s why we have created a variety of nutrition education materials to help support those needs.

Our high quality education cards, tri-fold brochures, handouts and posters feature a dietary guide based on USDA MyPlate recommendations for expecting and breastfeeding women. These easy-to-read nutrition resources offer information about eating a healthy, balanced diet to help you and your baby stay healthy.

These nutrition education resources work great for the doctor’s office, WIC clinic, or healthcare clinic and can also be customized with your organization’s logo and information.  As an added bonus we are offering FREE SHIPPING with coupon code 150706!*

Visit Learning ZoneXpress today to see how our resources can help you celebrate this month and every month as Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

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We Have Your Solution to Your Next Health Fair!

Have you been searching for health fair promotional giveaways? Are you looking for ways to re-energize your marketing endeavors at your next health fair? Your search ends now with Learning ZoneXpress’ Health Fair Kits!

These kits are the solution to your next health fair…they’re ENGAGING, TIME-SAVING and ECONOMICAL. We have taken all of our top health fair products and put them in one easy and complete kit.  Our kits contain everything you need for a fun, easy, and successful health fair display or wellness event with fun takeaways for kids and practical nutrition messaging for adults.

Learning ZoneXpress MyPlate Health Fair Kit

They include over 1200 takeaways to help you share useful information with everyone and feature a variety of posters in a four-panel poster display, handouts and brochures, giveaway’s and vinyl banners.

Here is what one of our customers had to say about our Health Fair Kits….

We are using the Health Fair Kits from Learning ZoneXpress to promote healthy behavior choices around the state. The thing we like best is that there are resource pieces for adults and children, so all individuals in a family can benefit from the take home education materials that are appropriate for them regardless of age or family lifestyle. –Joy Card, Mississippi State University Extension Service

We currently offer a health fair kit for MyPlate, School Nutrition, Live 54321-Healthy Nutrition for Kids and Food and Fitness Health Fair Kit. Also, if you have a special focus for your health fair we would be glad to help you customize your kit and select the right products to best meet your needs. For help customizing your kit contact us at 888-455-7003 or email: customercare@learningzonexpress.com

Health and wellness promotions are more attractive with Learning ZoneXpress’ Health Fair Kits!

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Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases

From our friends at GrantStation

Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases
Classics for Kids Foundation
The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments. The Foundation offers matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments. Grants will not exceed 50% of total instrument cost. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming application deadline is September 30, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant program.

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Health Education Projects Funded

From our friends at GrantStation

Health Education Projects Funded
AMA Foundation: Healthy Living Grant Program
The Healthy Living Grant Program, an initiative of the AMA Foundation, supports health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges. In 2015, grants will be awarded in the following categories: The Youth-Focused Prescription Medication Safety category supports projects that provide awareness programs about the dangers of prescription drug abuse for at-risk children and youth ages two to 21. The Cancer Prevention Education category supports projects that focus on awareness and education for underserved populations about preventing a specific type of cancer. Funded projects in both categories must involve a partnership with a medical organization. The application deadline is September 11, 2015. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Foundation’s website under “Grantseekers.”


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