Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 12 - June 6, 2012

In This Issue

SNA Activity Meal Pattern Update
SNA appreciates your comments regarding the challenges you are facing in implementing the new meal pattern regulations. We wanted to take a moment and share with you what SNA is doing to assist its members as we work towards this goal.
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USDA Releases Certification of Compliance with New Meal Patterns
Last week, USDA released a memo to regional and state directors of child nutrition programs. FNS has issued information and materials to support the certification process set forth in the interim rule.
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SNA Addresses Meal Pattern Concerns with Development of Implementation Guide
SNA is taking an active role in addressing meal pattern questions and has appointed an ad hoc working group to develop a practical "How-To Guide" for SNA members. SNA members are strongly encouraged to share their comments and concerns.
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Feature of the Week
ANC Regular Rate Deadline Extended
If you haven't yet registered for ANC 2012, this is your opportunity to take advantage of the extended Regular Rate registration deadline. SNA will now accept Regular Rate registrations until June 29, 2012. But hurry—after June 29th, all registrations received will be charged at the Onsite Rate.

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Sign Up for a Chance to Win a Free SNA Conference Registration
Signing up for Fuel Up to Play 60 is a great way to increase participation and obtain extra funding for your school nutrition program. There's never been a better time to sign up!
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ANC Regular Rate Deadline Extended to June 29
SNA has extended the Annual National Conference (ANC) regular rate deadline for a little bit longer. But, don't delay – register now and save $50!
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Last Chance to Sign Up for Puttin' on the Glitz at ANC
It's not too late to sign your team up to perform in the School Nutrition Foundation's Puttin' on the Glitz competition. But hurry—the deadline is July 2nd, with the event set to take place next month during ANC in Denver.
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Denver: A Great Vacation Destination!
Discover why Denver, Colo., is not only just a perfect place for ANC 2012—it's a great vacation destination, too.
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ANC 2012: A Message from the Program Chair
ANC Program Chair Karen Green is counting down the days until this summer's conference in Denver and is looking forward to exploring the latest information geared specifically for school nutrition professionals.
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SNA Calendar

Events
July 15-18, 2012
Annual National Conference

October 15-19, 2012
National School Lunch Week


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Webinars
6/6 - SDM Membership
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Exams
7/10 - Hillburn, NY
7/15 - Denver, CO
7/29 - Duluth, MN
7/29 - Spokane, WA
8/7 - East Syracuse, NY
8/9 - Hershey, PA
8/14 - Marlboro, MA
[ More Credentialing Exams]

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