CN Direct: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 10, No. 22 - October 26, 2011
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Hurry, the Early Bird deadline is November 4th for SNA's Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC)! This event will be held January 15-17, 2012, at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort in Orlando, Fla., and is your roadmap for navigating the most complex challenges on today's bumpy school nutrition road. Register now and prepare to get the help you need to steer change to work for you instead of against you.
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November 2-3, 2011
Fall Industry Boot Camp

January 15-17, 2012
Child Nutrition Industry Conference

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Upcoming Webinars
11/2 - Breakfast
11/16 - Food Safety
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Upcoming Exams
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. USDA Food and Nutrition Service Announces October HealthierUS School Challenge Winners
  2. CNIC 2012 Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching
  3. Cast Your Vote in the SNA Election!
  4. Spanish MyPlate Poster Now at the SNA Emporium!
  5. School Nutrition 2012 Editorial Calendar Released
  6. SNA Past President Wins Coveted Award
  7. Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week 2011
  8. Senate Passes Amendment to Lift USDA's Proposed Restrictions on Starchy Vegetables
  9. Need Direction? Attend CNIC 2012 General Sessions
  10. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Joins First Lady Michelle Obama to Salute HealthierUS School Challenge Award Winners
  11. 2011 SNF & Winston Equipment Grant is Now Open
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  1. USDA Food and Nutrition Service Announces October 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. The districts in this list had one or more schools that achieved HUSSC designations in October 2011.
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  2. CNIC 2012 Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching

    Hurry, the Early Bird registration deadline for the 2012 Child Nutrition Industry Conference is drawing near—November 4th. Register now and save!
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  3. Cast Your Vote in the SNA Election!

    It's time to decide who serve on SNA's Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Who will be the voice for your interests and concerns in the coming years? The decision is in your hands! Be sure to cast your vote between October 15 and November 15, 2011.
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  4. Spanish MyPlate Poster Now at the SNA Emporium!

    The SNA Emporium now has a MyPlate poster available in Spanish. The poster features the new MiPlato icon and the following message in Spanish "Choose from all five food groups to balance your lunch tray."
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  5. School Nutrition 2012 Editorial Calendar Released

    School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, has released its 2012 editorial calendar.
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  6. SNA Past President Wins Coveted Award

    SNA Past President Penny McConnell, SNS, recently received a 2011 Medallion Award from the American Dietetic Association (ADA) in recognition of her outstanding service and leadership to ADA and the dietetics profession.
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  7. Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week 2011

    School cafeterias across the country recently celebrated National School Lunch Week with farm fresh produce, special guests, games and activities to get kids excited about learning where their food comes from.
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  8. Senate Passes Amendment to Lift USDA's Proposed Restrictions on Starchy Vegetables

    Last week, the U.S. Senate approved an amendment that effectively lifts USDA's proposed meal pattern restrictions on starchy vegetables served in school meals.
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  9. Need Direction? Attend CNIC 2012 General Sessions

    SNA has announced the keynote speakers for General Sessions at the upcoming Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) in Orlando, Fla., January 15-17, 2012.
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  10. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Joins First Lady Michelle Obama to Salute HealthierUS School Challenge Award Winners

    Last week, the First Lady hosted a reception on the South Lawn to honor the 1,273 schools that met her goal to double the number of participants in the HealthierUS School Challenge within one year.
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  11. 2011 SNF & Winston Equipment Grant is Now Open

    SNF and Winston Industries are committed to supporting child nutrition programs and school foodservice nationwide. Each year since 2007, Winston has awarded equipment to one school district needing improvement of its school meal kitchen facilities.
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