Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 19 - Sept. 19, 2012

In This Issue

Share Your Comments on Meal Pattern Implementation Progress
As school districts across the nation work to meet the new meal pattern requirements, SNA is inviting members to share their feedback on the implementation of the new standards.
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Chop, Cheer and Celebrate!
Don't miss your fellow school nutrition professionals on an upcoming episode of the Food Network's hit show, "Chopped"! The episode, "Class Acts, Too," will air Tuesday, September 25th at 10 pm.
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"Back to School with the New Meal Pattern – Commonly Asked Questions and Answers" Archive Available
If you were unable to join the School Nutrition Foundation for their webinar on September 12th, a recording of "Back to School with the New Meal Pattern – Commonly Asked Questions and Answers" is now available.
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Feature of the Week
CNIC 2013 in San Antonio
Online registration is now open for SNA's Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC), which will be held January 13-15, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. With the theme of "Where Partners Create Possibilities," this meeting is designed to help you build essential relationships that will bring about the results your operation needs.

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SNA President Recognized by USDA FNS Under Sec. Concannon
SNA President Sandra Ford, SNS, and her team at Manatee County Schools have been recognized for their hard work in improving school meals.
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USDA Updates Memo on Frozen Fruit Products and Nutrition Standards in the NSLP and NSBP
On September 11, 2012, USDA released a memo adjusting the amount of allowable added sugars in frozen fruits.
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Federal Register Notice USDA is Seeking Comments on Childhood Hunger and Food Insecurity
USDA FNS is seeking comments regarding Research on the Causes, Characteristics, and Consequences of Childhood Hunger and Food Insecurity.
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School Nutrition Offers Disaster Inspiration and Wisdom
The September issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, offers inspiration and valuable lessons learned from some school nutrition professionals who rose to challenges presented in the face of some recent natural disasters.
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Step Into the FAME Spotlight
Time is running out to nominate school nutrition leaders and innovators for a national Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Award. The nomination deadline is September 26, 2012.
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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
10/18 - Stowe, VT
11/8 - Pasadena, CA
12/4 - Arlington, VA
1/12 - San Antonio, TX
3/2 - Washington, D.C.
3/18 - Emporia, KS
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