Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 10 - May 9, 2012

In This Issue

SNA Unveils New Strategic Plan
At last month's annual National Leadership Conference, SNA released a new strategic plan designed to direct leadership and management in prioritizing projects and initiatives in the coming years.
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Hurry! The ANC Early Bird Discount Ends May 11th!
If you haven't yet registered for SNA's 2012 Annual National Conference, this is your last opportunity to take advantage of the Early Bird registration discount! Register today and save!
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SNA Provides FAQs on Healthy Edge
SNA President Helen Phillips, SNS, and CEO Frank DiPasquale have developed the Healthy Edge Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in response to questions members may have regarding the future of Healthy Edge and other SNA-approved courses.
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Feature of the Week
SNF Webinar Wednesdays
The School Nutrition Foundation, in partnership with inTEAM Associates, will be offering a free webinar on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 2:00 pm EDT. Entitled "School Food Service Technology 101: Tangible Applications for Implementing HHFKA," this 75-minute live event will help you understand the five critical technology components needed to implement the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).

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Women's CookCool™ Panel Chef Coat
CookCool performance fabric insets, lightweight poplin, and short sleeves provide powerful, all-day cooling. A feminine fit makes this coat the right choice for staff who want to cook in comfort and style. Available in five colors starting at $16.95.
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Better Nutrition Made Simple
Red Gold has put flavor first in its new line of tomato products. These products offer lower sodium and contain 100% natural sugar as the sweetener. Many also are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and E. We're confident you and your students will love them!
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School Nutrition Explores Critical Issues
As school nutrition professionals prepare to implement changes relating to the new meal pattern regulations to their operations, the May issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, examines some of the key issues facing the profession.
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4 Out of 5 Moms Believe Healthy Choices at School Should Include Flavored Milk
A recent Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) release announced the results of a survey of mothers on the availability of flavored milk choices at school.
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SNA Sends Letter to Members Regarding Plans to Update Healthy Edge
SNA President Helen Phillips, SNS, and CEO Frank DiPasquale have sent a letter to SNA members regarding some of the 10-hour Nutrition Core Courses, including Healthy Edge, and the need to update them now that the new meal pattern has been finalized.
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SNA Honors School Cafeteria Professionals with Heart of the Program Award and School Nutrition Employee Week
Preparing healthy school meals, teaching good nutrition habits and offering a friendly greeting are all in a day's work for Kathie Sardeson and fellow professionals working in school cafeterias across the country.
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USDA Issues New Guidance on Whole Grain Requirements
USDA has issued SP 30-2012: Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, a new policy memo providing guidance on the whole-grain requirements under the new meal pattern.
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Interim Rule Amends Meal Requirements for the NSLP Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
USDA has published an interim rule that amends National School Lunch Program regulations to conform to requirements contained in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 regarding performance-based cash assistance for school food authorities certified compliant with meal pattern and nutrition standards.
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SNA Appoints Working Group to Develop Meal Pattern Implementation Guide
SNA has appointed an ad hoc working group to develop a "Practical How-To Guide" for SNA members to assist in the challenges of implementing the new meal pattern requirements scheduled to go in to effect this fall.
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SNA Calendar

Events
May 7-11, 2012
School Nutrition Employee Week

May 16-17, 2012
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 15-18, 2012
Annual National Conference

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Webinars
5/16 - New Meal Pattern
5/23 - Implementing HHFKA

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Exams
6/10 - Myrtle Beach, SC
6/12 - Chattanooga, TN
6/17 - Austin, TX
6/18 - Dubuque, IA
6/19 - Greensboro, NC
7/10 - Hillburn, NY
7/15 - Denver, CO
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