Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 4 - Feb. 15, 2012

In This Issue

SNA Leading New Chefs Move To Schools Coalition
First Lady Michelle Obama has announced that SNA and the American Culinary Federation are leading a new coalition to oversee the Chefs Move to Schools program.
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USDA FY13 Funding Overview
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget is reflective of the President's Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction. Between 2010 and 2012, USDA's operating budget was reduced by over 12 percent.
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Online Registration Now Open for SNA's Annual Conference in Denver!
Registration is now open for SNA's Annual Conference, which will be held July 15-18, 2012, in the "Mile High City" of Denver. Start making plans today to "Explore New Horizons" at the school nutrition event of the year!
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Feature of the Week
Mark Your Calendars for ANC!
Online registration is now open for SNA's 66th Annual National Conference, which will be held July 15-18, 2012, in Denver. This year's theme, "Explore New Horizons," will be the backdrop for four days of informative and inspiring sessions, countless exhibits and unmatched networking opportunities.

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Better Nutrition Made Simple
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Tray Talk – Student Taste Tests and New Meal Pattern
The new meal pattern and student taste testing are the topics of discussion this month on Tray Talk, the innovative website that helps SNA members build positive public awareness about school meals.
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School Nutrition Foundation Scholarships Now Available
It's time to break through the barriers standing between you and your professional goals and educational aspirations by taking advantage of scholarships available through the School Nutrition Foundation.
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Participate in the First Whole Grain Sampling Day
Want to give your students an opportunity to try some of your operation's delicious whole-grain products? Consider participating in the Whole Grains Council's first Whole Grain Sampling Day on April 4.
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School Nutrition Presents Third Annual Reader's Choice Issue
The February issue of School Nutrition pulls together important topics such as new ideas to build cafeteria participation and dealing with difficult employees as part of the third annual Reader's Choice issue.
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CNIC Presentations Now Available!
This year's CNIC shared a source of inspiration within a dynamic learning and networking event that drew a record number of participants.
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SNA's 2012 Legislative Issue Paper
SNA is proud to announce the 2012 Legislative Issue Paper, which identifies the Association's legislative priorities for 2012. The paper will be officially unveiled at the 40th annual Legislative Action Conference next month.
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School Nutrition Foundation's Upcoming Webinar Wednesday & Peer2Peer Schedule
Over the next few weeks, the School Nutrition Foundation will be offering a great lineup of topics and speakers for its Webinar Wednesdays and Peer2Peer programs.
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SNA Calendar

Events
March 4-7, 2012
Legislative Action Conference

March 5-9, 2012
National School Breakfast Week

May 16-17, 2012
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 15-18, 2012
Annual National Conference

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Webinars
2/15 - Buying the Right Produce
2/22 - Food Allergy Management

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Exams
3/9 - Virginia Beach, VA
4/19 - Athens, GA
4/20 - Albuquerque, NM
4/26 - Louisville, KY
6/10 - Myrtle Beach, SC
6/19 - Greensboro, NC
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