CN Direct: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 10, No. 3 - February 2, 2011
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SNA's 2011 Legislative Issue Paper
The 2011 Legislative Issue Paper focuses on several important issues SNA would like to see Congress address to ease the burden facing school nutrition programs. SNA encourages members to help take the messages of this year's issue paper to Congress, as part of the 39th annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC), March 6-9, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
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  1. USDA and HHS Release New 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  2. SNA Releases 2011 Legislative Issues Paper
  3. Alliance for a Healthier Generation Announces New School Meals Options
  4. USDA Reviewing Ways to Improve Access to Summer Feeding Programs
  5. Child Nutrition Showcase 2011: Call for Posters
  6. Seattle Fishmongers Share Wisdom as CNIC 2011 Draws to a Close
  7. Tray Talk Makes Sense of School Food Legislation and Regulation
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  1. USDA and HHS Release New 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    On Monday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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  2. SNA Releases 2011 Legislative Issues Paper

    SNA’s 2011 Legislative Issue Paper focuses on several important issues to ease the burden on school nutrition programs.
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  3. Alliance for a Healthier Generation Announces New School Meals Options

    As part of an Alliance for a Healthier Generation agreement, 13 leading school meals manufacturers, group purchasing organizations and technology companies have joined forces to make school meals healthier.
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  4. USDA Reviewing Ways to Improve Access to Summer Feeding Programs

    This summer, the USDA will carry out demonstration projects to develop and test methods of providing access to food for children in urban and rural areas during the summer months.
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  5. Child Nutrition Showcase 2011: Call for Posters

    The 21st annual Child Nutrition Showcase: Best Practices in School Nutrition Research will take place July 11-12, 2011, during SNA’s Annual National Conference in Nashville.
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  6. Seattle Fishmongers Share Wisdom as CNIC 2011 Draws to a Close

    Operators and industry partners seeking to take school nutrition to the next level bring SNA’s annual Child Nutrition Industry Conference to a close in Seattle.
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  7. Tray Talk Makes Sense of School Food Legislation and Regulation

    Visit www.TrayTalk.org to read the latest News on the Tray article, which explains what the proposed updates to the meal pattern mean for school lunch trays and how the recently enacted Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will improve the options available in school vending machines and snack bars.
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Edited by Julie Eckman (jeckman@schoolnutrition.org), communications specialist.
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