Southern California School Nutrition Association

Southern California School Nutrition Association

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12/04/2024

FINAL DAY! Submissions are due tonight at 11:59 PM. The submission link is in the bio and on eatsmart2besmart.org

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Thank you, and good luck! 🥬🥦🫛🥒

12/04/2024

FINAL DAYS! Please submit your entries for the I Love My School Lunch Hero Contest. The deadline is tomorrow, April 12th, at 11:59 PM.

Any questions, email [email protected]

Good luck all! 🍋‍🟩 🍏🫑🥒

11/04/2024

FINAL DAYS to submit. Entries due 4/12 at 11:59 PM. Link for the contest in bio and on eatsmart2besmart.org

Email [email protected] for any questions 🍋‍🟩🥑🥒🥬 Good luck!

10/04/2024

4 MORE DAYS LEFT! Entry link in bio and on eatsmart2besmart.org

Don't miss out on an opportunity to submit a short video to honor and recognize your School Lunch Hero! Three winners will be selected

Good luck! 🫑🥒🥬🥦🫛

09/04/2024

5 DAYS LEFT to submit for the I Love My School Lunch Hero Contest. Submissions are due April 12 at 11:59 PM. If you have any questions or require support, email [email protected]

Link to submit is in bio and a direct button is on eatsmart2besmart.org main page.

Good luck 🍋‍🟩🥑🫑🥒

06/04/2024

7 MORE DAYS to submit for the I Love My School Lunch Hero Contest! Check the link in the bio for submission details. Email [email protected] for any questions and support.

Good luck 🫑🥒🥬🫛🥦

02/04/2024

10 MORE DAYS to submit an entry to the 2023 I Love My School Lunch Hero Contest. 🍇🍈🍊🍋

06/05/2022

HAPPY SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY!

Thank you to the students, teachers and school staff members who nominated and submitted an entry to the I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest.

The winning video entry will receive $500!
The winning School Lunch Hero will also receive $500!

We are grateful and thank our Judges,
Ms. Stacy Sagowitz of Food Safety Systems
Ms. Emily Miramontes of General Mills
and Mr. Ben Porcari of Harris School Nutrition Solutions

We also want to thank our Sponsors, Food Safety Systems and General Mills. Your continued support of our campaign is greatly appreciated!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2022 I Love My School Lunch Hero Winners!

School Lunch Hero
MS. VERONICA!
of Myers Elementary School
Rialto Unified School District

Winning video entry submitted by
JESSIE LANDEROS' CLASS

Check out the WINNING VIDEO!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UXm6rxVQIA

Photos from Southern California School Nutrition Association's post 27/04/2022

Get Ready to Vote!

The TOP 4 entries (we have a tie!) are now posted on Instagram!

www.instagram.com/southerncsna

Voting will be from April 27th - May 2nd and the entry with the most "LIKES" will be the 2022 I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest winners.

Be sure to share with your school and community!

Here's a sneak peak... Shout Out to the top 4 entries!

22/04/2022

I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest

In 5 DAYS you get to vote for the winning video! Follow us on Instagram
and vote from April 27th - May 2nd

Set the date and get ready to vote!

Winners will be announced on
Friday, May 6, 2022
School Lunch Hero Day

www.eatsmart2besmart.org

15/04/2022

FINAL DAY TODAY!

Submit your entry by the end of the day today and be sure to follow us on Instagram at .
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Winners will be announced on May 6, 2022, School Lunch Hero Day!

Thank you to everyone who have submitted their entry... and yes, there is still time to submit!

www.eatsmart2besmart.org

We Love Our School Lunch Heroes Contest Winner 14/04/2022

Check out our 2020 I Love My School Lunch Hero contest winners!

Shout out to the Team of School Lunch Heroes at Topaz Preparatory Academy of Hesperia Unified School District. The entry was submitted by Ms. Karen Prestwood, School Staff Member.

ONE DAY LEFT and you still have time to nominate your School Lunch Hero!

We Love Our School Lunch Heroes Contest Winner Congratulations to our We Love Our School Lunch Heroes Contest Winner, Karen Prestwood, School Staff Member at Topaz Preparatory Academy, Hisperia Unified Sc...

Suzie Blandon-Buck | June Jordan High School (San Francisco Public Schools) - Secondary Level Winner 13/04/2022

Meet today's School Lunch Hero - 2019 Secondary Level Winner, Suzie Blandon-Buck, nominated by Ms. Claire Davenport's 9th Grade Class!

Shout out to June Jordan High School and San Francisco Public Schools!

Are you ready to nominate your School Lunch Hero? Submit your entry today!

www.eatsmart2besmart.org

Suzie Blandon-Buck | June Jordan High School (San Francisco Public Schools) - Secondary Level Winner 2019 I Love My School Lunch Hero - Secondary Level WinnerSchool Lunch Hero, Suzie Blandon-BuckNominated by Ms. Claire Davenport, 9th Grade Class

13/04/2022

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT!

Let us all continue to show our support and appreciation to the dedicated men and women who serve our school meals every single day.

Nominate and submit your entry TODAY and get a chance to win $1,000 and split it with your School Lunch Heroes!

Deadline to Submit is April 15, 2022.

www.eatsmart2besmart.org

Terry Alvarez | Anaheim High School (Anaheim UHSD) 11/04/2022

Final Week of the 2022 I Love My School Lunch Hero Contest!

Today, we revisit the 2017 Secondary Level Winners - Mr. Paul Villalobos and his 12th grade class at Anaheim High School (Anaheim Union High School District) AND School Lunch Hero, Ms. Terry Alvarez!

Let us all continue to show our support and appreciation to the dedicated men and women who serve our school meals every single day. Nominate and submit your entry today!

Contest details at www.eatsmart2besmart.org

Terry Alvarez | Anaheim High School (Anaheim UHSD) 2017 I Love My Lunch Hero | Secondary Level Winner

Masidon Elementary School 08/04/2022

Happy Friday!

Meet the 2016 Primary Level Winners of the I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest!

Hello to Mr. John Reynolds' class and THANK YOU for nominating Ms. Teresa Collins! Shoutout to Madison Elementary, Central Unified School District!

Have a great weekend and be sure to check out our website, www.eatsmart2besmart.org for this year's I Love My School Lunch Hero Contest details.

Masidon Elementary School 2016 I Love My Lunch Lady ContestPrimary Level WinnerMadison Elementary School

I Love My Lunch Lady Commercial 07/04/2022

Thursday highlight! Meet the 2015 Secondary Level Winners of the I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest.

It was Ms. Jennifer Alvarez's Class at Whittier High School, Whittier Union High School District and School Lunch Hero, Ms. Kathy Tyler!

You want to see how Ms. Tyler got the good news? Check this out >> https://youtu.be/vAPmrK0aNX8

Let's continue to show our appreciation and support of our School Lunch Heroes and submit your video entry today!

www.eatsmart2besmart.org

I Love My Lunch Lady Commercial

Maria Valdez | J.P. Kelley Elementary (Rialto USD) - Primary Level Winner 06/04/2022

Another fun one for ya! Hello to the 2019 Primary Level Winners of the I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest.

Maria Valdez, Super Lunch Hero and Ms. Tina Pham's 2019 1st Grade Class of J.P. Kelley Elementary of Rialto Unified School District!

Head over to our page and see the awesome video Ms. Pham and her class did as they surprised Ms. Valdez!

https://www.ilovemyschoollunchhero.org/2019winners

Maria Valdez | J.P. Kelley Elementary (Rialto USD) - Primary Level Winner 2019 I Love My School Lunch Hero - Primary Level WinnerSchool Lunch Hero, Maria ValdezNominated by Ms. Tina Pham, 1st Grade Class

06/04/2022

ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT!

Submit a 30-60 seconds video celebrating the
hard work, care and dedication of your
Lunch Lady and/or Food Dude​.

The winning video will receive $1,000! $500 will go to the video entry creator/class and $500 will go to the School Lunch Hero/Heroes.

For contest details, visit our website, www.eatsmart2besmart.org

Rapunsel Robertson - Bud Carson Middle School (Hawthorne SD) 05/04/2022

Hello Tuesday! Yes, we are once again giving a shoutout to previous winners of the I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest.

Today, we celebrate the 2018 Secondary Level Winners - School Lunch Hero, Ms. Rapunsel Robertson and Ms. Janet Andrade's 2018 8th Grade Class at Bud Carson Middle School, Hawthorne School District.

Submit your entry today and get a chance to win and split $1,000 with your School Lunch Hero! Visit www.eatsmart2besmart.org for contest details.

Rapunsel Robertson - Bud Carson Middle School (Hawthorne SD)

John Machado | Pleasant Elementary (Tulare City SD) 04/04/2022

Happy Monday! Today, we celebrate the 2017 Primary Level Winner of the I Love My Lunch Hero Video Contest.

Mr. John Machado, School Lunch Hero - nominated by Ms. Amanda Forkey and her 2017 3rd Grade class!

Shoutout to Pleasant Elementary and Tulare City School District!

John Machado | Pleasant Elementary (Tulare City SD) 2017 I Love My Lunch Hero | Primary Level Winner

Oaks Middle School 01/04/2022

Revisiting the past winners of the I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest. Today, we give our shoutout to the 2016 Secondary Level Winner!

Oaks Middle School, Ontario-Montclair School District.

Ms. Brittany Martinez's 2016 7th and 8th grade class and their I Love My Lunch Lady nominee, Lisa Stadler!

Oaks Middle School 2016 I Love My Lunch Lady ContestSecondary Level WinnerOaks Middle SChool

01/04/2022

FINAL MONTH... HERE WE GO!

There is still time... Submit your entry now and get a chance to win $1,000 to split with your School Lunch Heroes.

$500 goes to the video entry creator and $500 goes to the Lunch Hero/Heroes

Deadline to submit is Friday, April 15, 2022 and winners will be announced on School Lunch Hero Day - May 6, 2022!

For contest details, prizes and rules, visit www.eatsmart2besmart.org

Carlsbad Elementary | Chris Mazurkiewicz 24/03/2022

22 DAYS TO GO!

Shout out the past winners of the I Love My School Lunch Hero Contest!

Be inspired, check out the winning videos from previous years, and get to know more about our School Lunch Heroes.

This week, meet the 2015 Primary Level Winners, Kelly Elementary, Carlsbad Unified School District and School Lunch Hero, Ms. Chris Mazurkiewicz!

You too can be a winner! Submit your entry and get a chance to win $1,000!

https://www.ilovemyschoollunchhero.org/submityourentry

Carlsbad Elementary | Chris Mazurkiewicz

11/03/2022

We are excited to announce this year's I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest Judges!

Welcome!
Ms. Stacy Sagowitz (Food Safety Systems)
Ms. Emily Miramontes (General Mills)
Mr. Ben Porcari (Harris School Nutrition Schools)

To learn more about our judges and contest details, visit our website, www.eatsmart2besmart.org.

Photos from Southern California School Nutrition Association's post 02/03/2022

This year, the winner will be decided by YOU!

Our judges will select the TOP 10 videos. Selected videos will be posted on our Instagram account .

The video with the most "likes" will determine the winner. Be sure to follow us on Instagram!

Contest details, prizes and rules are on our website, www.eatsmart2besmart.org.

16/02/2022

Nominate and submit a 30-60 minute video of your School Lunch Heroes!

Be creative. Make us laugh, cry and be inspired... tug at our heartstrings!

www.eatsmart2besmart.org

09/02/2022

SMILE! It's Wonderful Wednesday!

Make a School Lunch Hero's day a HAPPY one. Submit a video celebrating their wonderful work!

Visit www.eatsmart2besmart.org for contest details.

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Our Story

The EatSmart2BeSmart.org website is for any person who is involved in feeding one child or thousands of children a school meal. Whether the meal is from home or prepared at the school, the goal is to bring our best ideas, practices and knowledge together, so that we can share and learn from each other. We are all dedicated to the single notion that there is nothing more important than nourishing our children.

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HAPPY SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY!• Thank you to the students, teachers and school staff members who nominated and submitted a...
I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest •In 5 DAYS you get to vote for the winning video! Follow us on Instagram @sout...
ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT!•Let us all continue to show our support and appreciation to the dedicated men and women who serve our ...
FINAL MONTH... HERE WE GO!•There is still time... Submit your entry now and get a chance to win $1,000 to split with you...
SMILE! It's Wonderful Wednesday!•Make a School Lunch Hero's day a HAPPY one.  Submit a video celebrating their wonderful...
The 2022 I Love My School Lunch Hero Video Contest is BACK!•Let us once again showcase the amazing work of our School Lu...
Hello Everyone! A few updates and upcoming events from our SCSNA, Chapter 1 President, Ms. Anna Apoian.  •Join us on Fri...
SCSNA Chapter 1 - August 2021 Updates
We Love Our School Lunch Heroes Contest
We are recognizing our Super Lunch Hero from Curtis Elementary School at Rialto Unified School District, Ms. Diane Brown...