Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 11 - May 23, 2012

In This Issue

FSIS Launches Electronic Label Submission Approval System
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently launched a new web-based label approval system that streamlines the agency's review process for meat, poultry and egg product labels.
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Safely Enjoy Sweetened Foods Within a Healthful Eating Plan, Says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
In a recent paper published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Academy acknowledges that while consuming high levels of sugar can increase risk of obesity, consumers can safely enjoy the range of sweeteners as part of an eating plan that is guided by current federal nutrition recommendations.
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ANC 2012: A Conference With Your Needs in Mind
SNA's Annual National Conference is a four-day learning experience tailored to your needs. From best-practice sessions to special Hot Topic and New Directors sessions, at ANC you can easily create a schedule that fits your own educational needs.
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Feature of the Week
Explore New Horizons at ANC
If you haven't yet registered for SNA's 2012 Annual National Conference (ANC), this is your last opportunity to take advantage of the Regular Rate registration discount. SNA will only accept registrations at the Regular Rate until June 1st, a savings of $50. Plus, SNA members receive special savings when more than one person in the same membership category registers from their school district.

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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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USDA Revises Q & A on Meal Pattern
USDA provided a revised memo entitled: Questions & Answers on the Final Rule, "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs."
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Learning Opportunities Abound at SNA's Annual Conference
SNA's Annual Conference in Denver, July 15-18, 2012, is the biggest event in school nutrition and attending will provide you with all the information you need to benefit your career, your program and your students.
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Weight of the Nation Series, Featuring School Meals, Premiered Last Week
Last week, HBO premiered the "Weight of the Nation" series, including the "Children in Crisis" episode featuring school meals. SNA members are encouraged to help provide a fair and balanced representation of school nutrition programs by sharing the good news about school meals.
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NSBW 2012 Design a T-shirt Contest Winners Announced!
During National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), SNA gave students the opportunity to create their own school breakfast t-shirt design highlighting the benefits of eating a healthy school breakfast.
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SNA Calendar

July 15-18, 2012
Annual National Conference

October 15-19, 2012
National School Lunch Week

[ More Meetings & Events]

5/23 - Implementing HHFKA
6/6 - SDM Membership

[ More Webinars]

6/17 - Austin, TX
6/18 - Dubuque, IA
6/19 - Greensboro, NC
6/27 - Wisconsin Dolls, WI
7/10 - Hillburn, NY
7/15 - Denver, CO
7/29 - Duluth, MN
[ More Credentialing Exams]

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