ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The School Food Service Foundation, sister organization to the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA), has changed its name to the Child Nutrition Foundation.

The change was a natural transition since the focus of the association as a whole and its fundraising and development has always been on the well-being and nutrition of America’s children.

ASFSA members’ commitment to child nutrition and the contributions they have made throughout their careers inspired the Foundation Board to visibly position “child nutrition” at the forefront of what the Foundation represents. The Board unanimously voted to change the name at its October meeting.

“The focus word in our new name is ‘child.’ This can only enhance the Foundation’s position each and every time we say our name. It is certainly consistent with our mission,” said Marilyn Hurt, Foundation president. The Foundation provides resources that enable ASFSA to achieve its vision that healthful meals and nutrition education are available to all children. Many of the Foundation’s programs include child nutrition research, public education about school foodservice and the professional development of ASFSA members and school foodservice professionals.

Much of the foodservice industry has also changed to using “child nutrition” for many of its school foodservice programs, so the name change opens up a better connection with them, as well as with the association’s allied organizations. For more information on the Child Nutrition Foundation, visit its new Web site at

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ASFSA is a national, non-profit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. Founded in 1946, ASFSA is the only association devoted exclusively to protecting and enhancing children’s health and well-being through school meals and sound nutrition education.

SOURCE: American School Food Service Association