Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 7 - March 28, 2012

In This Issue

House Budget and SNAP Block Grant Proposal
The proposed budget released on March 20, 2012, is now available for viewing on the SNA website. The proposed budget was submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives for fiscal year 2013 and beyond.
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SNA President Helen Phillips Submits Testimony
Last week, SNA President Helen Phillips submitted testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of the $35 million requested by the Food and Nutrition Service for School Meal Equipment Grants.
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Letter from SNA to Senators Stabenow and Roberts
SNA Chief Executive Officer Frank DiPasquale recently sent a signed letter to U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) asking for their support on two important actions.
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Feature of the Week
ANC First Timer Scholarship
Did you know that since 2003, the School Nutrition Foundation has awarded over $160,000 in scholarships to assist SNA members attending the Annual National Conference for the first time? If you would like to attend the conference for the first time this July but need help covering registration and travel expenses, consider applying to receive one of the $500 scholarships. The deadline to apply is May 11, 2012.

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2012 USDA Final Ruling
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SNA on USDA Announcement Regarding New Ground Beef Choices for Schools
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a statement regarding the safety of ground beef products. The release announced that in the upcoming school year the USDA Foods program will offer new ground beef options for schools.
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Are You Connected with SNA?
SNA is currently looking to improve our ability to communicate with members on timely school nutrition-related news. To do so, we need your help in making sure we have your correct e-mail address in our records.
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Puttin' on the Glitz is Back for ANC 2012
Join the School Nutrition Foundation, your friends and colleagues for the third annual Puttin' on the Glitz at the Annual National Conference in Denver.
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Child Nutrition Showcase Poster Session – Deadline Extended
Would you like to highlight your school nutrition success story or recent research in the field? If so, act fast! The deadline to submit your poster idea for the Child Nutrition Showcase is March 30th!
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Schools Celebrate National School Breakfast Week 2012
Earlier this month, SNA finished up another successful National School Breakfast Week. This year's theme, "School Breakfast – Go for Gold," helped students understand the importance of eating a healthy, balanced and nutritious school breakfast each day.
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SNA Calendar

Events
April 1-30, 2012
Global Child Nutrition Month

May 7-11, 2012
School Nutrition Employee Week

May 16-17, 2012
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 15-18, 2012
Annual National Conference

[ More Meetings & Events]

Webinars
4/18 - Food Safety/Fresh Produce
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Exams
4/26 - Louisville, KY
6/10 - Myrtle Beach, SC
6/17 - Austin, TX
6/19 - Greensboro, NC
7/15 - Denver, CO
7/29 - Duluth, MN
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