CN Direct: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 10, No. 2 - January 19, 2011
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NEW! District Profiles
Have you discovered SNA’s District Profiles Database yet? This new online tool allows you to view profiles of school nutrition programs nationwide to benchmark your program with districts with similar characteristics. It’s free for school nutrition professions to gain access to the database, just submit a profile of your program at www.schoolnutrition.org/ districtprofiles. Industry members are also encouraged to subscribe to the database!
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  1. USDA Publishes Proposed Rule on Meal Pattern Guidelines
  2. Introducing SNA’s New District Profiles Database
  3. The Quest Begins!
  4. LAC 2011 Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching!
  5. Webinar Wednesdays Return!
  6. An Iron Chef Challenge: SNA Style
  7. School Nutrition Foundation Provides Breakfast in the Classroom
  8. Tray Talk Success Stories Touted by United Fresh Produce Association
  9. School Nutrition Explores Green-Related Goals
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  1. USDA Publishes Proposed Rule on Meal Pattern Guidelines

    Last week, USDA released a proposed rule that would update the nutrition standards for meals served through the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. The proposed rule is based on the Institute of Medicine guidelines that were released in October 2009.
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  2. Introducing SNA’s New District Profiles Database

    Over the course of the past year, SNA has been collecting school nutrition profiles from programs across the country.
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  3. The Quest Begins!

    Never content to rest, operators and industry partners seeking to take school nutrition to the next level gather in Seattle for SNA’s annual Child Nutrition Industry Conference.
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  4. LAC 2011 Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching!

    Hurry, the Early Bird registration deadline for SNA’s 2011 Legislative Action Conference is fast approaching! Register by January 21st and save!
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  5. Webinar Wednesdays Return!

    The School Nutrition Foundation, in partnership with National Dairy Council, will be offering a FREE webinar on Wednesday, January 26th, entitled “How to Become an SNA District of Excellence.”
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  6. An Iron Chef Challenge: SNA Style

    Do you have what it takes to be the Iron Chef of the school cafeteria? On Saturday, January 15, school nutrition directors from across the country participated in a Seafood Iron Chef Competition at Pike Place Market in Seattle.
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  7. School Nutrition Foundation Provides Breakfast in the Classroom

    SNA has launched a new campaign to help fight childhood hunger in America. Breakfast in the Classroom puts a tasty spin on the traditional school breakfast program by offering free breakfast to every child in the classroom after the first bell rings.
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  8. Tray Talk Success Stories Touted by United Fresh Produce Association

    SNA’s Tray Talk campaign recently caught the attention of United Fresh Produce Association members when United Fresh highlighted the site’s many fresh fruit and veggie success stories in their online newsletter.
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  9. School Nutrition Explores Green-Related Goals

    The January issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, examines ways that school nutrition professionals can be good stewards of our natural resources, both professionally and personally.
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Edited by Julie Eckman (jeckman@schoolnutrition.org), communications specialist.
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