School Nutrition Association of New Hampshire recognizes Alton's Shafer as Outstanding Food Services Director

ALTON — John Shaffer, director of Food Services at Alton Central School, has received the "Outstanding Director of the Year" for the state of New Hampshire.
The award is sponsored by the School Nutrition Association (SNA-NH) and recognizes a director for managing effective programs providing healthful, appetizing and nutritious meals to New Hampshire students. The judging criteria for this award include program enhancements, staff development, school involvement, Association involvement, and nutrition related community activity.
 Shaffer has been the Food Services Director at Alton Central School since 2005. During this time he has instituted a number of innovative ways to provide healthy, nutritious lunches and breakfasts to the students there. These include cooking all meals from scratch, "Bringing Loved ones to Lunch" theme meals, and includes student participation in creating menus that they serve to their fellow students.
 Shaffer is extremely pleased with this recognition of his efforts. He credits his Food Services team, the school administration and ACS students for contributing to the success.

Jeanne Pierce, president of SNA-NH, presenting award to John Shaffer. (Courtesy photo)