Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 17 - August 22, 2012

In This Issue

USDA Releases Memo and Validation Review Checklists for School Lunch and Breakfast to Ensure Compliance with the Meal Pattern
On August 8, 2012, USDA released prototypes of validation review checklists. These are prototype lunch and breakfast Validation Review Checklists which support the School Year (SY) 2012-13.
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Get in the Game This Year with Fuel Up to Play 60!
Signing up for Fuel Up to Play 60 is a great way to increase participation and secure extra funding for your school nutrition program.
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ANC 2013: Calling All Experts!
Interested in sharing your expertise and experience with the school nutrition community? You better hurry, the September 30th deadline to submit your proposal for SNA's 2013 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Kansas City, Mo., is fast approaching!
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Feature of the Week
NEW! 2012 Back to School Trends Report
Start the 2012-13 school year off right by having up-to-date information on what's happening in school nutrition, including:

- Changes occurring as a result of the new meal patterns
- Popular food items with students
- Anticipated equipment and technology purchases
- Eco-friendly practices and more

Order your copy of the 2012 Back to School Trends Report today!

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SNA's 2012 Back to School Trends Report: School Cafeterias Find Creative Ways to Meet Healthy New School Meal Standards
SNA's 2012 Back to School Trends Report shows that school foodservice professionals are finding creative ways to prepare and serve school meals that meet healthy new nutrition standards.
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The Latest School Nutrition News in Your Inbox
Can't find the time to scan today's headlines for the latest school nutrition news? The solution is simple! Sign up to receive SNA SmartBrief and have a summary of the news that really matters delivered straight to your inbox each weekday.
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NSLW 2012 "School Lunch – What's Cooking?" Resources
National School Lunch Week (October 15-19, 2012) is right around the corner. It's time to start cooking up celebration ideas! SNA has the tools to help you get started.
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Executive Summaries from ANC Available: Meeting the NSLP New Meal Pattern and Earning and Keeping Your 6 Cents
SNA is sharing Executive Summaries of popular sessions from last month's Annual National Conference (ANC) in order to share information covered at the sessions with all members.
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SNA Calendar

Events
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


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Exams
9/29 - Glendale, AZ
10/18 - Stowe, VT
11/8 - Pasadena, CA
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