ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-09-039

Date Created : 12/23/2008


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Child Nutritionists

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
Child Nutrition Unit 2009 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 2009 is “Eat Right”. 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. See the “Entry Form” for division breakdown by grades. 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 2009.

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 MARCH 13, 2009. 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 27, 2009. 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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