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Sean LoBianco

Sean LoBianco is the Digital Marketing Manager at GA Foods.

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Increase Engagement and Test Scores with Breakfast in the Classroom

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Aug 2, 2018 11:29:48 AM

The old saying "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day" has several grains of truth. Many studies have proven breakfast to be a crucial ingredient in school success. Students perform better academically, exhibit better classroom behavior, and enjoy overall healthier diets when they eat breakfast. However, over 70% of teachers are still reporting students arriving to school hungry .
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Topics: Shelf-Stable Breakfast, School Breakfast, School Achievement Scores, Breakfast in the Classroom, Shelf-Stable Meals

Chef Mike Receives Presidential Medallion from American Culinary Foundation

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jul 26, 2018 3:50:13 PM

July 19th on a balmy summer night in Louisiana, in a crowd of thousands of Chefs, our Executive Chef Michael Thrash was presented with the Presidents Medallion from the American Culinary Foundation. 

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Topics: Achievement

10 Food Safety Tips to Make the Most of Summer Activities

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jun 21, 2018 2:28:12 PM

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Topics: Food Safety Best Practices

National Summer Food Service Program Kickoff Week

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jun 7, 2018 1:02:39 PM

This week is National Summer Food Service Program Kickoff Week, a program that ensures children and teens have access to nutritious meals when school lets out. Federal assistance, through the program, is provided to state agencies and non-profit sponsors to help children receive nutrition when school is not in session. Nearly 21.5 million children are eligible for this program, yet only 1 in 6 of them currently receive this according to a 2016 report from the Food Research Action Center.

Poor nutrition during the summer months affects the child's academic performance during the school year. It is one of the many reasons the summer program is essential. While in school, students across the country are eating healthier than ever thanks to the Hunger-Free Kids Act. Students are receiving meals with whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and low-fat dairy, which are low in sugar, fat, and sodium. Summer feeding programs continue these great meals and help students return to school ready to learn.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Summer Meals

How to Maximize Social Media for your NonProfit

Posted by Sean LoBianco on May 24, 2018 11:12:30 AM

Social media is growing fast, even in the nonprofit world. Facebook alone has 79% of internet users in the US logging in. Instagram added over 200 million users in 2017,  with 500 million using the service daily. Social media is a powerhouse for reaching your community and recruiting volunteers.

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Topics: Volunteers, Social Media

Older Americans Month and How to Nail the Selfie Challenge

Posted by Sean LoBianco on May 17, 2018 3:25:29 PM

Healthcare in America is booming. New innovative technology, medicine, and techniques are continually improving recovery, life expectancy, and quality of life.

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Topics: Aging Well

How We Help Older Americans Overcome Eating Barriers

Posted by Sean LoBianco on May 10, 2018 1:50:56 PM

Every May, our nation observes Older Americans Month. This comes from the Administration on Aging, a division in the Federal Government. This years theme of Older Americans Month is "Engage at Every Age" with an emphasis on "you are never too old." The Administration on Aging suggests "to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being." One of the most important parts of physical activity is a healthy diet.

For older Americans, this can be more challenging. As we age, our sense of taste and smell change. We face dental issues like missing teeth, sore gums, or poorly fitting dentures. Saliva production decreases, often making it harder to swallow, and ultimately reducing our appetites.

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Topics: Aging Well, Senior Nutrition, Menu Planning

How to Use Community Partnerships as a Source for Volunteers

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Apr 4, 2018 12:21:07 PM

Finding volunteers is challenging, and the needs of your organization grow every day. Learning how to use community partnerships as a source for volunteers provides a pool of people already invested in your cause: the community.

Here are ways to use community partnerships as a source for volunteers.

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Topics: Volunteers, how to recruit volunteers for seniors

The 17 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Senior Nonprofits

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Mar 22, 2018 10:08:18 AM

Fundraising can be a challenging task for your senior nonprofit. There are several factors to consider including donor reception, budget, and estimated time commitment. Another factor to consider; is this a small, quick, and easy fundraiser to support an immediate need or is this a long-term, large fundraising event to help fund your nonprofit for an extended period? 

Whether it is long-term or short-term fundraising event, it is challenging to think of event ideas, so we compiled a list of fundraising ideas for senior nonprofits. The ideas range from fun, to easy, to more involved.

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Topics: Fundraising

Take Heart - Healthy Foods Can be Delicious!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Feb 15, 2018 2:46:32 PM

February is American Heart Month! It is an excellent time to take charge of your health. Regular visits to your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol are simple ways to know your risk factors for heart disease. In fact, 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable through education and action.

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Topics: Nutrition, Home Delivered Meals, Heart Disease, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Senior Nutrition

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