Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 18 - Sept. 5, 2012

In This Issue

Honoring Excellence with SNA Awards
Help spread the word about the SNA Awards Program, so that more of your colleagues are aware of the chance to spotlight the great work each of you do every day!
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Reach Your Goals!
For nearly 30 years, the School Nutrition Foundation has been supporting the educational needs of SNA members. Thousands of school nutrition professionals have received scholarships to further their careers.
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STEPS Challenge - Focus on Fruit for a Chance to Win!
Have you registered for the STEPS Challenge yet? A new school year is the perfect time to make healthy changes to your lifestyle and there's still time to sign up before monthly challenges begin on September 1st.
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Feature of the Week
STEPS Challenge
Have you signed up for SNA's new personal wellness initiative, STEPS Challenge? Designed to help school nutrition professionals feel healthier and more energized, the STEPS website is packed with tools and resources. Whether you're looking for a nutritious dinner idea, a simple workout to do at home, or want to learn more about the monthly challenges, you'll find all the information you need on the site. Monthly challenges started this month, which is all about eating more fruit.

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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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Santiago® Speed Scratch Beans
Quick-prep beans that help you meet nutrition guidelines with a tasty flavor your students love. Get new Santiago® Bean recipes today!
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Number of HUSSC-Certified Schools Exceeds Goal
As of August 20, 2012, nearly 4,100 schools were certified as HealthierUS School Challenge schools, exceeding a goal put forth by First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2010.
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Registration is Open for CNIC 2013 in San Antonio
Registration is open for SNA's Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC), January 13-15, 2013. Don't miss out on one of the best learning, sharing and networking events! Make plans now to join your school nutrition peers at CNIC 2013.
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SNA Calendar

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]

9/12 - Back to School with the New Meal Pattern
[ More Webinars]

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

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