The following details the reason for this group, the basic courtesies that are expected, and other information. Please review the information carefully.
Mealtalk is an e-mail discussion group intended as a communication tool to link the professionals who are operating the Child Nutrition Programs, such as the National School Lunch Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program, so that they can share resources, information and innovative solutions to common day-to-day problems.
Specific questions related to school food service and nutrition education are welcomed. Information about or requests for information regarding educational programs and materials are also appropriate. Mention of Web sites, publications, etc. that might be of interest are also welcome. Please use descriptive subject headings so that subscribers can judge whether to read the posting or not. Messages should be polite comments that don't criticize or demean individuals or organizations. Message sent by active School Food Service professionals who are subscribed to Mealtalk will go to the list. Messages sent by anyone else will come to the listowner first and then be forwarded to the list if appropriate.
No Advertising or Marketing
Mealtalk is not an appropriate means of advertising or promoting specific products, and members may not advertise a product or service from which they stand to have a financial gain. If you are not sure if your message is promotional in nature, have a non-interested friend critique it for you or send it to the Mealtalk Listowner for approval. Persons advertising on Mealtalk will be taken off the Mealtalk discussion group immediately.
It is expected that the "tone" of Mealtalk will remain civil at all times. Replies of a personal nature should not be sent to the group. Please include your name and affiliation in posted messages, as this will be of interest to readers.
Note: Occasionally there will be messages that are of an inflammatory, non-evidenced based nature. The best way to deal with these messages is to delete them without responding. Senders of such messages are just looking for a response. If no such response is forthcoming, they usually move on.
The e-mail address of the discussion group is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use descriptive Subject: headings so that subscribers can judge whether to read the posting or not.
Subscribing / Unsubscribing
Send a message to: email@example.com. You should receive notice of your subscription or removal actions.
Please do not send requests to unsubscribe or subscribe to the entire list (i.e. using the Mealtalk e-mail address). If you have tried to unsubscribe and are unsuccessful, send a message to the list owner at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mealtalk Archived Messages
You can search through archived messages at: http://listserv.nal.usda.gov/archives/mealtalk.html.
Information posted on this list does not reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.