CN Direct: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 10, No. 19 - Sept. 14, 2011
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This Week Is National School Lunch Week!
President Obama has proclaimed this week as National School Lunch Week to help SNA bring awareness around the importance of school lunch in growing strong and healthy students. So, what is your school doing to celebrate this year's "Let's Grow Healthy" theme? Make sure you end your NSLW celebrations on a high note by visiting www.schoolnutrition.org/grow for last minute idea "seedlings."
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  1. SNA Submits Comments on Requirements for Prices Paid for Reimbursable Lunches
  2. Open Letter to SNA Members
  3. F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future
  4. Healthy School Lunch Recipes from Rachael Ray & Yum-o!
  5. Join SNF for a Webinar Wednesday on September 14: "Rethink the Drink: The Health Impact of Student Beverage Choices"
  6. USDA Food and Nutrition Service Announces July HealthierUS School Challenge Winners
  7. Online Registration is Now Open for CNIC 2012
  8. School Nutrition Highlights Innovative Small Districts
  9. USDA Highlights Assistance to Residents Affected by Hurricane Irene
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  1. SNA Submits Comments on Requirements for Prices Paid for Reimbursable Lunches

    On September 13, 2011, SNA, on behalf of the more than 50,000 members, provided comments regarding the interim rule, published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2011, to implement Sections 205 and 206 of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).
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  2. Open Letter to SNA Members

    We want to bring to your attention some of the activities SNA has been working on regarding the proposed school meal pattern regulations.
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  3. F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future

    On September 8, 2011 the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation held a congressional briefing to discuss the findings of their report, "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future." SNA attended the briefing.
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  4. Healthy School Lunch Recipes from Rachael Ray & Yum-o!

    Let's get cooking! Television personality, author and founder of the Yum-o! organization, Rachael Ray, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation have collaborated to create healthy school food recipes.
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  5. Join SNF for a Webinar Wednesday on September 14: "Rethink the Drink: The Health Impact of Student Beverage Choices"

    The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) in partnership with the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPep) will be offering a FREE Webinar Wednesday this Wednesday, September 14th, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EST, entitled "Rethink The Drink: The Health Impact of Student Beverage Choices." This webinar is FREE to all who attend, and SNA members will earn 1 CEU for participating in the webinar.
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  6. USDA Food and Nutrition Service Announces July HealthierUS School Challenge Winners

    The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a key component of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative to end childhood obesity. Schools participating in the challenge adopt USDA standards for the food that they serve and provide nutrition education and opportunities for physical activity. The challenge features four award levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Award of Distinction.
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  7. Online Registration is Now Open for CNIC 2012

    Online Registration is now open for SNA’s 2012 Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC), one of the most rewarding conferences you will attend all year!
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  8. School Nutrition Highlights Innovative Small Districts

    The September issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, showcases how six school nutrition directors in small districts aren’t letting their districts’ size keep them from tapping the enormous potential of their school nutrition operations.
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  9. USDA Highlights Assistance to Residents Affected by Hurricane Irene

    In response to Hurricane Irene, US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA is ready to deploy personnel and resources to assist the efforts by federal, state and local authorities.
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