Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 20 - Oct. 3, 2012

In This Issue

"Chopped" Episode Puts the Spotlight on School Nutrition
Did you catch school nutrition professionals on "Chopped" last week? The episode highlighted how school chefs go above and beyond the call of duty by educating students, encouraging healthy lifestyles and making a difference in the community!
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SNA Leaders Meet with USDA Officials on Meal Pattern Challenges
Last week, SNA leaders met with representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to discuss the implementation of the new nutrition standards and to share input from SNA members.
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SNA Releases New PR Tools and Talking Points About Calorie Limits
SNA has developed new resources to respond to negative news stories featuring student complaints about school meals and new calorie portion limits.
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Feature of the Week
NSLW 2012 - "What's Cooking?"
National School Lunch Week (October 15-19, 2012) is less than two away! This year's "What's Cooking?" theme will help students and parents understand the healthy options you serve in your cafeteria every day. SNA has lots of resources available to help make your NSLW celebration sizzle, including a toolkit, school-made recipes, activity sheets, logos and more.

[NSLW 2012]
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Dear Boss: Send me to CNIC 2013 in San Antonio
Interested in attending SNA's Child Nutrition Industry Conference? Utilize SNA's letter template to encourage your supervisor to send you to the premier networking conference for school nutrition professionals and industry partners.
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Fall Into a Fitness Routine this October with the STEPS Challenge!
SNA's STEPS Challenge wellness program is introducing a new challenge for the month of October. Buddy Up for Fitness rewards you for getting active with others.
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SNA President Sandra Ford Attends Nutrition + Physical Activity Connection Summit
Last week, SNA President Sandra Ford, SNS, attended the 2012 Nutrition + Physical Activity Connection Summit to participate in the "Crafting Healthy School Breakfasts" segment with Chef Carla Hall.
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FAME Nomination Deadline Extended to October 10
There's still time to submit your nomination for the FAME Awards competition. The deadline has been extended to October 10, 2012.
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Fund Established in Honor of Dr. Josephine Martin at the School Nutrition Foundation
The School Nutrition Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the Josephine Martin Endowment Fund, which will provide funds each year for an SNA member to attend the Legislative Action Conference for the first time.
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Twenty-seven Schools Receive Grants Through Fuel Up™ Breakfast Grants Program
As part of a partnership effort with the National Dairy Council, General Mills Foodservice recently awarded grants up to $2,000 each to schools across the country through the NDC Fuel Up™ Breakfast Grant program.
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USDA Revises Questions and Answers on the Meal Pattern
USDA has revised the Questions and Answers on the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.
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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


[ More Meetings & Events]

Exams
11/8 - Pasadena, CA
12/3 - Arlington, VA
1/12 - San Antonio, TX
3/2 - Washington, D.C.
3/18 - Emporia, KS
4/18 - Savannah, GA
[ More Credentialing Exams]

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