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Learning ZoneXpress’ Londa Arnfelt Joins School Nutrition Association’s National Industry Council

LondaNYSNAWe are so excited to tell you that our own Londa Arnfelt has been appointed to the Industry Advisory Council for the School Nutrition Association (SNA). Londa has been at Learning ZoneXpress for 9 years. She passionately serves the school nutrition industry with educational messages and product solutions for those serving our students.

Recognized as the authority on school nutrition, SNA has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs in education since 1946.  The SNA Industry Advisory Council (IAC) supports the Association’s mission and vision by providing input and recommendations from an industry perspective, and serves as a liaison to the industry membership in support of the priority issues of the Association.

It is a significant honor for Arnfelt to be selected to represent Learning ZoneXpress on SNA’s industry council along with members from General Mills, ConAgra and Land O’Lakes. Arnfelt states, “I am excited to be in a position of collaborating with other industry partners in providing leadership and recommendations.”

Learning ZoneXpress October Anniveraries!

Here are Learning ZoneXpress, we like to celebrate! We celebrate nutrition and healthy habits, we celebrate the great work all of you educators do with our resources, and today we’re celebrating four of our own.

The following employees have work anniversaries in the month of October. Time flies when you’re having fun!

  • Londa – National Sales Director – 9 years
  • Steve – Chief Financial Officer – 6 years
  • Toni – Marketing Manager – 4 years
  • Maureen – National Educational Consultant – 4 years

Congrats to these four. We’re lucky to have them on team LZX!

Learning ZoneXpress launches brand new website!

As you can see, we’re all very excited about the “launch” of our new website and can’t wait to share it all with you!

Learning ZoneXpress new website celebrationWebsite Launch Treats

It won’t be a drastic change for most of you. We’ve kept much of the organization of information and the functionality the same. We want you to be able to find what you want and need. We’ve simply made a few improvements and freshened it up a bit.

Our primary goal was improving the site for mobile devices and tablets. If you use either of those we think you’ll really like what we’ve done. The purchasing process has also been streamlined and PayPal has been added as a payment method by your request!

Learning ZoneXpress New Website

Exciting, new additions or improvements:

  • Site is now mobile responsive, so get out your phones and tablets!
  • PayPal is now an available payment method for added flexibility & security.
  • Guest checkout now available for when you want to go incognito!
  • Images are amazingly large and easier to read.

For those of you that have current online accounts with us, you will need to reset your password upon signing into our new site. Passwords are confidential, so we were unable to carry them over. You are welcome to use the same password. You’ll simply have to follow the steps to set that up. (Simply click on the “Forgot Your Password” link upon sign in.)

Once you’ve done that, the rest is smooth sailing!

Take a look around at some of our latest features and see what you think. We always invite feedback. You are welcome to post in the comments below, comment on our Facebook page, or email us at toni@learningzonexpress.com.

We thank you for your endless support and input throughout this process.

Start exploring!

 

Grants Enhance School Libraries in Low-Income Communities

From our friends at GrantStation

Grants Enhance School Libraries in Low-Income Communities
Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries
The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to help school libraries encourage and foster a love of reading, support student learning, and make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them. Grants of up to $7,000 are available to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of pre-K-12 school libraries throughout the United States, the American territories, and Department of Defense schools in other countries. Only schools where a minimum of 85% of the student body qualifies for the federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program are eligible to apply. Funds are provided solely for books, e-books, or magazines and serials in print, Braille, or audio form. Requests for staffing, shelving, furniture, equipment, software, videos, classroom book sets, or exams are not considered. All grants are made to individual schools rather than to school districts, foundations, or other entities. The application deadline is December 14, 2015. Online application information is available on the Foundation’s website.

Learning ZoneXpress Celebrates National School Lunch Week!

To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Learning ZoneXpress will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 12-16, 2015. The theme, “School Lunch Snapshot” is all about sharing the best images of today’s school lunches.

Image Courtesy of School Nutrition Association

Image Courtesy of School Nutrition Association

National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at schools.

According to the School Nutrition Association, “School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium” . “National School Lunch Week helps educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer”.

The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students everyday. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole-grain rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

The “School Lunch Snapshot” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun via the hashtag #NSLW. For more information about schools meals, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.

Join the fun and celebrate National School Lunch Week, October 12-16, 2015!