ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-06-045

Date Created : 12/06/2005


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
Child Nutrition Directors
Art Teachers
Chairman District Nut. and Phys. Act. Committee

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
Child Nutrition Unit 2006 Nutrition Education Poster Contest

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Jerry Swope

Phone Number:


The Nutrition Committee of the Arkansas School Food Service Association (ASFSA), in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education Child Nutrition Unit, is sponsoring a nutrition poster contest. The American Dietetic Association’s National Nutrition Month theme for 2006 is “Step Up to Nutrition & Health”. This will also serve as the ASFSA contest theme.

Awards for the state level 5 division winners will include a $50.00 cash prize and a trophy. See the Entry Form for division breakdown by grades. There will also be a $300.00 scholarship for the state level winner of the Senior (Grade 12) Division.

The instructor/art teacher of each state level division winner will receive an award of $100.00 to be used toward the purchase of classroom art supplies.

The child nutrition manager at the school of each state level winner will receive paid ASFSA dues for the year 2006.

In order for district winners to be considered for state competition, the attached Poster Contest Entry Form must be completed and mailed or faxed to the ADE Child Nutrition Unit NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2006. This district Entry Form is required to ensure that all district level winning posters are received prior to judging entries at the state level.

Posters entered in the state competition should be delivered to the Child Nutrition office by MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2006. All posters must be delivered by mail or delivery service to the Child Nutrition Unit where they will be judged. Posters will NOT be picked up at the Educational Cooperatives.

A copy of the Poster Contest Rules and an Entry Form are attached.

Prizes and awards will be presented during the month of May.


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