CN Direct: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 10, No. 16 - August 3, 2011
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ANC 2012: Education Session Call for Proposals
Calling all experts! SNA invites you to share your expertise and experiences with the school nutrition community at its 66th Annual National Conference (ANC) in Denver, July 15-18, 2012. This premier professional development event is your chance to instruct, inform and inspire! Submit your proposal by September 15, 2011.
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  1. Answer the Call: Submit Your Proposal to Present at
    ANC 2012
  2. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Renews Efforts to Develop “Gluten-Free” Definition
  3. USDA Announces Winner in First Lady's Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest
  4. SNA Campaigns Honored in Awards Programs
  5. Marketing 101: Build a Better Marketing Plan and Connect with the Kids in Your Schools!
  6. Raise Some Back-to-School Spirit
  7. USDA Releases SY 2011-12 Reimbursement Rates
  8. Facility Design Know-how
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  1. Answer the Call: Submit Your Proposal to Present at ANC 2012

    ANC 2011 has just recently come to a close, and yet it’s already time to start thinking about next year’s conference in Denver! The ANC Program Committee is calling on you to share your expertise by submitting your proposal to present by September 15, 2011.
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  2. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Renews Efforts to Develop “Gluten-Free” Definition

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reopened the public comment period on its gluten-free labeling rule.
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  3. USDA Announces Winner in First Lady's Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest

    Intermediate District 287, South Education Center Alternative in Richfield, Minn., has captured the Grand Prize in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Recipes for Healthy Kids competition.
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  4. SNA Campaigns Honored in Awards Programs

    SNA recently received honors from the American Society of Association Executives’ Power of A Awards and the APEX Awards.
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  5. Marketing 101: Build a Better Marketing Plan and Connect with the Kids in Your Schools!

    Have you thought about your marketing goals for the 2011-12 school year? With USDA’s proposed new meal patterns, now is a great time to establish innovative and fun ways to connect with the children and promote your school meals.
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  6. Raise Some Back-to-School Spirit

    Rally your school nutrition team with inspirational reflections on America’s “neighborhood heroes,” shared at ANC 2011.
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  7. USDA Releases SY 2011-12 Reimbursement Rates

    The USDA Food and Nutrition Service division has published the reimbursement rates for the 2011-12 school year. The rates are effective as of July 1, 2011.
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  8. Facility Design Know-how

    Are you about to redesign your school cafeteria or do you have a new facility coming on line? Planning & Designing Innovative and Modern School Kitchens and Dining Rooms, a book by SNA member Diane Schweitzer, PhD, SNS, is the perfect aid.
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