Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 23 - Nov. 14, 2012

In This Issue

SNA Submits Comments to USDA on Regulation on Implementing a Review Process
SNA recently submitted comments in response to a proposed rule entitled "Independent Review of Applications Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010," as published in the Federal Register on September 13, 2012.
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George McGovern: Saluting a Champion of Children
Following the death of Sen. George McGovern in October, SNA mourns the loss of a fierce advocate for children and a staunch supporter of school nutrition programs.
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CNIC 2013 Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching
Don't delay...the Early Bird registration deadline for the 2013 Child Nutrition Industry Conference is fast approaching—November 26. Register now and save!
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Feature of the Week
Hot Topic Videos
Like most of your school nutrition peers, you probably receive plenty of questions about school meals from parents, teachers and other stakeholders. To help you address these inquiries, SNA has launched a series of members-only videos featuring real-life answers from school nutrition operators around the country. SNA anticipates adding additional videos throughout 2013, highlighting such topics as working with chefs, getting kids to make healthy choices and understanding key food safety steps.

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GCNF to Honor Arlene Mitchell with Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition
The Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) has selected Arlene Mitchell as recipient of the 2013 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition.
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One Voice for School Nutrition: SNA's Annual Membership Campaign
The strength of the Association depends on you! Help SNA recruit five or more new members as part of the Annual Membership Campaign and you will be eligible for the grand prize drawing.
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School Nutrition Explores Creative Approaches to New Meal Pattern Implementation
The November issue of School Nutrition examines what schools around the country are doing to successfully implement the new meal pattern regulation, as well as provides guidance on training front-line staff on the tools and information they need to ensure its implementation.
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Hurricane Sandy Relief: How You Can Help
SNA would like to extend our thoughts to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy, especially to those members directly impacted. If you would like to help those affected, there are plenty of local and national organizations that need support.
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2013 FAME Award Winners Announced
SNA congratulates Melanie Konarik of Spring Independent School District, Houston, Texas for being named 2013 Golden School Foodservice Director of the Year. Six other individuals also are recognized in the annual awards competition.
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SNA Calendar

Events
January 13-15, 2013
Child Nutrition Industry Conference

March 3-6, 2013
Legislative Action Conference

March 4-8, 2013
National School Breakfast Week

July 14-17, 2013
Annual National Conference


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Exams
12/3 - Arlington, VA
12/3 - Pine Mountain, GA
1/12 - San Antonio, TX
1/28 - Albany, NY
3/2 - Washington, D.C.
3/18 - Emporia, KS
3/22 - Virginia Beach, VA
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