CN Direct: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 10, No. 6 - March 16, 2011
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Little Big Fact Book
What percentage of schools currently are offering afterschool snack and summer programs? How are commodity funds used by school nutrition programs? What are the enrollment characteristics of the 100 largest school districts? The newly updated edition of SNA's Little Big Fact Book: The Essential Guide to School Nutrition, now available through the SNA Bookstore, answers these questions—and many more.
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  1. 2011 LAC Resounds with Passion and Support
  2. Schools Celebrate National School Breakfast Week 2011
  3. USDA Secretary Vilsack Addressed LAC Attendees
  4. NEW REPORT - Growing School Breakfast Participation
  5. New Survey Explores Americans’ Perceptions About Hunger
  6. Task Force Nearing Completion of School Meal Pattern Guideline Comments
  7. Seize the Day with SNA’s Online Learning Center
  8. School Nutrition Explores Personal Development
  9. USDA Food and Nutrition Service Announces New HealthierUS School Challenge Winners
  10. got breakfast? Foundation Accepting Applications for Summer Nutrition Program Grants
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  1. 2011 LAC Resounds with Passion and Support

    SNA’s 39th annual Legislative Action Conference breaks attendance records and features a supportive address by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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  2. Schools Celebrate National School Breakfast Week 2011

    SNA finished another successful National School Breakfast Week last week. This year’s theme, “School Breakfast Detectives,” had students “clue” into the importance of eating a healthy, balanced and nutritious school breakfast each day.
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  3. USDA Secretary Vilsack Addressed LAC Attendees

    Last week, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed attendees at SNA’s 2011 Legislative Action Conference. Secretary Vilsack commended school nutrition professionals for their dedication to improving school meal programs nationwide.
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  4. NEW REPORT - Growing School Breakfast Participation

    Learn about different ways school nutrition programs are serving breakfast to middle and high school students on-the-go in SNA's recently released report, Growing School Breakfast Participation.
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  5. New Survey Explores Americans’ Perceptions About Hunger

    Many Americans are unaware of how serious hunger is in their own communities, according to a national hunger survey by Hart Research Associates, conducted on behalf of Tyson Foods and the Food Research and Action Center.
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  6. Task Force Nearing Completion of School Meal Pattern Guideline Comments

    The Task Force on Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs is currently reviewing a 5th draft of SNA’s official comments on the proposed meal pattern guidelines. There is still an opportunity to contribute to SNA’s official submission.
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  7. Seize the Day with SNA’s Online Learning Center

    If you haven’t yet taken advantage of SNA’s online Learning Center, there is no time like the present. Why not set aside time at the end of your day or during a long weekend to check out what’s available?!
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  8. School Nutrition Explores Personal Developmentt

    The March issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, explores personal development topics.
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  9. USDA Food and Nutrition Service Announces New 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 schools in this list achieved HUSSC designations in January and February 2011.
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  10. got breakfast? Foundation Accepting Applications for Summer Nutrition Program Grants

    The Silent Hero Grant Program, provided by the got breakfast? Foundation, announces the application period for its Summer Nutrition Programs grants.
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Edited by Julie Eckman (jeckman@schoolnutrition.org), communications specialist.
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