CN Direct: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 10, No. 23 - November 9, 2011
This Issue's Top Stories
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Vote in the SNA Election
The ballot box is openó-it's time to cast your vote to determine who will represent you on SNA's Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Voting is being conducted online only, with the "polls" remaining open until November 15. Don't let your school nutrition peers decide for you, choose to have your voice heard!
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Upcoming Events

January 15-17, 2012
Child Nutrition Industry Conference

July 15-18, 2012
Annual National Conference

[More Meetings & Events]

Upcoming Webinars
11/16 - Food Safety
[More Webinars]

Upcoming Exams
11/29 - Williamsburg, VA
1/14 - Orlando, FL
3/3 - Washington, DC
4/26 - Louisville, KY
7/15 - Denver, CO
[More Credentialing Exams]

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  1. Last Chance to Vote in the SNA Election
  2. School Nutrition Spotlights a Day on the Front Lines
  3. Regional Directors Welcome Fall 2011
  4. Chefs: Helping Schools Mix Up the Menu
  5. Make Fuel Up to Play 60 Work For Your School Nutrition Program
  6. School Nutrition Operators Detail Their Equipment Procurement Needs
  7. Drive, Chip and Putt Your Way to Orlando for CNIC 2012
  8. Senate Passes Agriculture Appropriations Bill
  9. 2012 FAME Award Winners Announced
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  1. Last Chance to Vote in the SNA Election

    While yesterday may have been Election Day around the country, today is the day you can join fellow SNA members nationwide in voting for the candidates you think will make a difference in advancing the Association and its efforts to improve school nutrition programs.
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  2. School Nutrition Spotlights a Day on the Front Lines

    The November issue of School Nutrition takes a look at a day on the front lines of the school nutrition profession by offering relevant tips and work techniques, no matter the specifics of your individual site or whether you are a novice school nutrition employee or a seasoned veteran.
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  3. Regional Directors Welcome Fall 2011

    What has been happening at the national and state level recently and what can you expect for the months ahead? Read your regional newsletter to hear a personal account of the past few months straight from your SNA Regional Director.
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  4. Chefs: Helping Schools Mix Up the Menu

    This month on Tray Talk we focus on how school nutrition professionals are teaming up with chefs to create nutritious dishes that please the pickiest young eaters.
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  5. Make Fuel Up to Play 60 Work For Your School Nutrition Program

    SNA introduces a new Fuel Up to Play 60 toolkit created especially for school nutrition professionals. The toolkit can help you meet the HealthierUS School Challenge criteria, increase participation and more.
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  6. School Nutrition Operators Detail Their Equipment Procurement Needs

    What's most important to you when it comes to equipment and the equipment procurement process? School nutrition operators shared their thoughts on this topic in a roundtable discussion with research and consulting firm Y-Pulse, LLC.
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  7. Drive, Chip and Putt Your Way to Orlando for CNIC 2012

    It's hard to believe, but SNA's 2012 Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) is just two short months away! If you're already registered, be sure you arrive in Orlando in time to participate in the School Nutrition Foundation's Chippin' for Children Benefit Golf Tournament.
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  8. Senate Passes Agriculture Appropriations Bill

    The US Senate has passed the Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, including language to lift USDA's proposed meal pattern restrictions on starchy vegetables served in school meals.
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  9. 2012 FAME Award Winners Announced

    Top honors go to Julia Bauscher, SNS, of Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Ky. Six other individuals are recognized for their dedication to school nutrition.
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Edited by Julie Eckman (jeckman@schoolnutrition.org), communications specialist.
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