ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-08-031

Date Created : 09/18/2007


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
CN Directors
Art & Health Teachers
Chair-District Nut. & Phys. Act. Committee

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
Child Nutrition Unit 2008 Nutrition Education Poster Contest

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Sheila Brown

Phone Number:


The Nutrition Committee of the Arkansas School Food Service Association (ASFSA), in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Child Nutrition Unit (CNU), is sponsoring a nutrition poster contest. The American Dietetic Association’s National Nutrition Month theme for 2008 is “Nutrition: It’s a Matter of Fact.” This will also serve as the contest theme.

Awards for the 5 division winners at the state level will include a $50.00 cash prize and a trophy. The “Entry Form” for division breakdown by grades is attached. The Senior Division winner at the state level will receive a $300.00 scholarship.

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 2008.

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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008. This district “Entry Form” is required to ensure that all district level winning posters are received prior to judging.

Posters entered in the state competition should be delivered to the Child Nutrition office by FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2008. All posters must be delivered by mail or delivery service to the Child Nutrition Unit to 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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