Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 13 - June 20, 2012

In This Issue

Budget Sequestration Not Currently Expected to Apply to School Meal Programs
School food directors are beginning to ask what the impact might be on school meal programs if Congress does not reach a budget deal to avoid automatic budget reductions - sequestration - currently scheduled to take place on January 2, 2013, as required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
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New at ANC! Hot Topic Education Session on the New Meal Pattern
At next month's Annual National Conference (ANC), SNA will offer an education session regarding the hottest topic in school nutrition – the new meal pattern requirements.
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REVISED Q&A on Meal Pattern from USDA
USDA released a revised Q&A related to the interim rule entitled, Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
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Fuel Up to Play Breakfast Grants Program Seeking Applications
General Mills Foodservice and the National Dairy Council have announced a grants program designed to help school nutrition operations expand school breakfast. Applications for the program are due July 31, 2012.
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School Nutrition Highlights Nutrition Education
The June/July issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, explores some nutrition education ideas designed to fit with your operation's time and budget.
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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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Education in the ANC Exhibit Hall: Culinary and Cutting-Edge Complex Demonstrations
Demonstrations in the Exhibit Hall are always a popular element of SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC). Take a sneak peek at what we have planned for you in Denver.
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Barbara Jirka Chosen as SNA 2012 Industry Member of the Year
Barbara Jirka, PhD, SNS, will be the tenth recipient of the SNA's prestigious Industry Member of the Year Award.
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Spring 2012 Issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management Now Online
The Spring 2012 issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management contains research articles and data on a number of topics critical to the successful operation of school meal programs.
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SNA Welcomes New School Nutrition Directors to ANC
Something special is being planned for new school nutrition directors at SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC) next month. New directors are invited to attend a special education session and reception designed just for them!
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SNA CEO DiPasquale Featured on "Food News Today"
SNA CEO Frank DiPasquale was recently featured on "Food News Today," the weekly webcast hosted by food expert Phil Lempert that covers the latest news, trends and happenings in the food world.
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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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Exams
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
8/14 - Barre, VT
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