Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 21 - Oct. 17, 2012

In This Issue

Cast Your Vote in the 2012 SNA Election
It's time to decide who serve on SNA's Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Who will be the voice for your interests and concerns in the coming years? The decision is in your hands! Be sure to cast your vote between October 15 and November 15, 2012.
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Discover the Possibilities with CNIC 2013 General Sessions
Take a look at the inspiring and motivational General Session keynote speakers at SNA's upcoming Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) in San Antonio, January 13-15, 2013.
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NSLW 2012 Kicks Off with Presidential Proclamation
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) has arrived! Check out the official Presidential Proclamation, issued by the White House!
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Feature of the Week
Vote in the SNA Election
The ballot box is open—it's time to cast your vote to determine who will represent you on SNA's Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Voting is being conducted online only, with the "polls" remaining open until November 15. Don't let your school nutrition peers decide for you, choose to have your voice heard!

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Election Close Out Special at the SNA Emporium
The National and SNA Election seasons are both in full swing! In celebration, the SNA Emporium is having a close out special on all "Vote for School Lunch" materials until November 6, 2012.
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SNA Revises Meal Pattern Companion Guide: October 2012 Version Available
SNA has released an updated version of the Meal Pattern Companion Guide as of October 2012.
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USDA Releases Resources Addressing Calorie Limits
USDA has released a number of resources to assist school districts in addressing calorie limits in school meals, as well as athletic students in need of after school snacks.
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"Chopped" Scavenger Hunt Champions Selected
SNA received nearly 200 entries in the "Chopped" Scavenger Hunt! Thank you to all the participants for watching the episode and supporting the school chefs!
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School Nutrition Explores Business Jargon
The October issue of School Nutrition features articles designed to educate and inspire busy school nutrition professionals, including a conversation with the magazine's 8th annual Roundtable of Leaders and a primer on understanding business jargon.
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Announcing Winner of Rachel Ray's Yum-o! Healthy School Lunch Contest
Chef Donnie Barclift from Oakland Unified School District wins Rachael Ray's Yum-o! Healthy School Lunch Contest.
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Gluten-free Resources for National School Lunch Week Available
As schools prepare to showcase their achievements and improvements in the lunchroom during National School Lunch Week, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness offers resources for schools on meeting gluten-free needs.
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First Round of Fuel Up to Play 60 Free Conference Registration Winners Announced
Four lucky SNA winners have been already awarded a free conference registration as part of SNA's Fuel Up to Play 60 Sweepstakes. Have you registered for Fuel Up to Play 60 yet?
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Whole Grains Council Seeking Entries for Whole Grains Challenge
The Whole Grains Council invites school nutrition professionals to enter the Sixth Annual Whole Grains Challenge. Entries are due November 1, 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


[ More Meetings & Events]

Exams
11/8 - Pasadena, CA
12/3 - Arlington, VA
12/3 - Pine Mountain, GA
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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