Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 14 - July 11, 2012

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SNA Meal Pattern Companion Guide is HERE!
SNA is excited to unveil the anticipated meal pattern guide! The guide is entitled: "We Can Do This: Advice and Resources for Meeting the New Meal Pattern" and is available exclusively to SNA members.
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ANC 2012 Countdown! Are You Ready?
The countdown for SNA's 2012 Annual National Conference (ANC) has begun! Here are some additional details to keep in mind as you make your way to Denver.
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Pew and RWJF Release Research on Competitive Foods
New research from Pew and RWJF has concluded that updating national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in schools could help students maintain a healthy weight and increase foodservice revenue.
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Feature of the Week
SNA's New Meal Pattern Guide
SNA's highly anticipated guide, "We Can Do This: Advice and Resources for Meeting the New Meal Pattern," is now available exclusively to SNA members on SchoolNutrition.org. This guide aims to assist in the challenges of implementing the new meal pattern requirements going into effect this fall. It provides sample menus, resources and other valuable tools needed to interpret and implement the new meal pattern regulations.

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Domino's Pizza Smart Slice
Domino's Pizza Smart Slice - A line of reduced fat, reduced sodium pizzas created specifically for schools and delivered freshly baked from our ovens.
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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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Enjoy ANC's Special Events!
At SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC), you're always guaranteed to have a lot of fun. Here are just a few of the special events we have planned for you.
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Winner Named in MilkPEP's Spotlight On Contest
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), creators of the National Milk Mustache "got milk?®" campaign, recently announced the winner of its 2011 Spotlight On contest.
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New! Digital Version of ANC 2012 Program Guide
Take a sneak peek at next week's Annual National Conference (ANC) in Denver, Colorado, with the new digital version of the official ANC Program Guide.
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Community Bands Together to Continue Backpack Program
Yankton (S.D.) School District has an inspiring story to share about how the community teamed up to save a backpack program whose funds were in danger of being drastically reduced.
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House Agriculture Appropriations Update
The full House Appropriations Committee approved and reported the FY 2013 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (the Bill) on June 19, 2012, by a voice vote.
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Welcome to ANC's Exhibit Hall!
Take a look at what's happening in the largest exhibit hall in school nutrition, featuring 840 exhibit booths packed with nutritious foods and beverages, services, equipment and technology.
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SNA Calendar

Events
July 15-18, 2012
Annual National Conference

October 15-19, 2012
National School Lunch Week

November 7-9, 2012
Fall Industry Boot Camp

January 13-15, 2013
Child Nutrition Industry Conference

March 4-8, 2013
National School Breakfast Week


[ More Meetings & Events]

Exams
8/7 - East Syracuse, NY
8/9 - Hershey, PA
8/14 - Marlboro, MA
8/14 - Barre, VT
10/18 - Stowe, VT
[ More Credentialing Exams]

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