CN Direct: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 10, No. 20 - Sept. 28, 2011
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CNIC 2012
Online registration is now open for SNA's Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC), which will be held January 15-17, 2012, at the Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando. This meeting is your roadmap for navigating the most complex school nutrition challenges on the road today so you can steer change to work for you instead of against you.
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October 10-14, 2011
National School Lunch Week

November 2-3, 2011
Fall Industry Boot Camp

January 15-17, 2012
Child Nutrition Industry Conference

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Upcoming Webinars
10/12 - Agric. Practices
10/19 - Salt
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11/3 - Poughkeepsie, NY
11/10 - Acme, MI
11/10 - Sacramento, CA
11/29 - Williamsburg, VA
1/14 - Orlando, FL
3/3 - Washington, DC
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  1. In Memory of O.J. Byrnside, Jr., PhD, Former SNA Director of Finance
  2. FAME Nomination Deadline Extended to September 28
  3. Chicago Sun-Times Features School Breakfast Article by SNA President Helen Phillips
  4. Power Lunch Rally X-Country Tour: Celebrating Schools that Pack a Nutritional Punch at School
  5. New Tray Talk Success Story - Local Chef Helps Add Healthy Flavors to School Meals
  6. USDA Has Launched Student Video Contest on Ending Childhood Hunger
  7. USDA Awards Team Nutrition Training Grants
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  1. In Memory of O.J. Byrnside, Jr., PhD, Former SNA Director of Finance

    SNA regrets to announce that O.J. Byrnside, Jr., PhD, who served as the Association's director of finance from 1989 to 2002, passed away September 24, 2011, at age 76 after a long illness.
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  2. FAME Nomination Deadline Extended to September 28

    Do you know of a school nutrition leader or innovator who deserves to be nominated for a national Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Award? Today is the last day to submit your nomination for the FAME Awards competition.
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  3. Chicago Sun-Times Features School Breakfast Article by SNA President Helen Phillips

    Last week, the Chicago Sun-Times included a special breakfast-themed insert. The insert featured, "School Breakfast – Fueling Student Success," an article by SNA President Helen Phillips, SNS, discussing the importance of the School Breakfast Program and how Breakfast in the Classroom is helping more students start their day with healthy meals.
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  4. Power Lunch Rally X-Country Tour: Celebrating Schools that Pack a Nutritional Punch at School

    To celebrate the achievements made in schools, four middle schools across the country are taking part in the "Power Lunch Rally: LiveSmart Schools X-Country Tour," which kicked off last week in Washington, D.C. and will conclude this week in Sacramento, Calif.
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  5. New Tray Talk Success Story - Local Chef Helps Add Healthy Flavors to School Meals

    The Nutrition Services staff at Highline School District (Wash.) recently spent a day in the kitchen with Chef Garrett Berdan, RD, LD, for a hands-on workshop preparing recipes with ethnic flavor, whole grains, fresh fruits and roasted vegetables.
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  6. USDA Has Launched Student Video Contest on Ending Childhood Hunger

    On September 15, USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon invited children across America to demonstrate what they or their peers are doing to help end childhood hunger in their school or community by entering the USDA Food and Nutrition Service's Ending Childhood Hunger Video Contest.
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  7. USDA Awards Team Nutrition Training Grants

    USDA recently announced the states that have been awarded Team Nutrition Training Grants for fiscal year 2011.
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