CN Direct: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 10, No. 4 - February 16, 2011
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  1. Hurry! Register at the LAC Regular Rate by February 18th!
  2. SNF to Host Webinar on Cereal and Its Contributions to the American Diet
  3. SNA Meal Pattern Task Force Named
  4. SNF Announces 2010 Winner of the Winston Equipment Award Grant
  5. Lora Gilbert, SNS, Named 2011 Silver Plate Winner
  6. SNA Celebrates First Year of Let’s Move!
  7. got breakfast? Foundation Announces Silent Hero Grant Winners
  8. Take Part in the Annual School Milk Survey Today
  9. New USDA Food & Nutrition Service Brochure Offers Guidance on Assistance Applications
  10. SNF Announces December 2010 District of Excellence Winners
  11. Tray Talk Highlights Salad Bar Success in Montana
  12. SNF to Host Webinar on Coalition Building
  13. ANC 2011: Register Today for the School Nutrition Event of the Year!
  14. See What’s ‘Beyond Breakfast’ on SNF’s Blog
  15. Dannon Next Generation Nutrition® Grants Program Seeks Applications from Nonprofits
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  1. Hurry! Register at the LAC Regular Rate by February 18th!

    If you haven’t yet registered for SNA's 2011 Legislative Action Conference (LAC), this is your last chance to take advantage of the Regular Rate registration fee. Register today and save!
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  2. SNF to Host Webinar on Cereal and Its Contributions to the American Diet

    The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), in partnership with Kellogg’s, will be hosting a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, from 2:00-3:15 pm EDT, entitled “Getting REAL about CeREAL.”
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  3. SNA Meal Pattern Task Force Named

    The Task Force on Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs has been established to explore the newly proposed USDA meal patterns. The Task Force will begin its discussions by developing SNA’s formal submission to USDA on the proposed regulation.
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  4. SNF Announces 2010 Winner of the Winston Equipment Award Grant

    The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) along with Winston Industries is excited to announce the 2010 winner of the Winston Equipment Award Grant: Gaston County Schools, North Carolina!
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  5. Lora Gilbert, SNS, Named 2011 Silver Plate Winner

    Lora Gilbert, SNS, is honored as the winner of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association 2011 Silver Plate Award in the elementary and secondary schools category.
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  6. SNA Celebrates First Year of Let’s Move!

    Last week, SNA members will joined First Lady Michelle Obama in celebrating the first anniversary of her Let’s Move! campaign. As a Let’s Move! partner, SNA has been promoting healthy school meals and advancing nutrition education for America’s children.
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  7. got breakfast? Foundation Announces Silent Hero Grant Winners

    The got breakfast?® Foundation has awarded seven school districts with its Silent Hero grants. The grants encourage schools to start or expand breakfast programs through alternate sites or breakfast in the classroom programs.
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  8. Take Part in the Annual School Milk Survey Today

    To better understand school milk consumption trends and help develop marketing and education programs, SNA, MilkPEP and the National Diary Council ask you to complete the annual survey on school milk programs.
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  9. New USDA Food & Nutrition Service Brochure Offers Guidance on Assistance Applications

    A new brochure from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service is designed to provide information to consumers who may be new to navigating social services and assistance applications.
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  10. SNF Announces December 2010 District of Excellence Winners

    The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is excited to announce the December 2010 District of Excellence Award winners: Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools and Miami-Dade County (Fla.) Public Schools!
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  11. Tray Talk Highlights Salad Bar Success in Montana

    The latest school nutrition success story is now available from Tray Talk. Find out how Somers Lakeside School District in Montana is raising the bar for school meals.
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  12. SNF to Host Webinar on Coalition Building

    The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) will be offering a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, from 2:00-3:15 pm EDT, entitled “Coalition Building: How to Build and Strengthen Partnerships within your School Community.”
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  13. ANC 2011: Register Today for the School Nutrition Event of the Year!

    Online registration is now open for SNA’s 65th Annual National Conference (ANC), which will be held July 10-13, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn.
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  14. See What’s ‘Beyond Breakfast’ on SNF’s Blog

    Have you visited the Breakfast in the Classroom blog to read about the latest news in school breakfast? Recently on the blog, Christina Uticone wrote about her interview with Willie Gentry, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Peoria Unified School District in Arizona.
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  15. Dannon Next Generation Nutrition® Grants Program Seeks Applications from Nonprofits

    The deadline for nonprofits to apply for the Dannon Next Generation Nutrition® Grants program is March 29, 2011.
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