Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 8 - April 11, 2012

In This Issue

Explore New Horizons at ANC 2012: Top Reasons to Attend
ANC 2012 is starting to come into view and NOW is the time to register! This year's conference will be held July 15-18, 2012, in the 'Mile High City' of Denver, where you will discover the sky is the limit!
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Proposed Rule on Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The Proposed Rule on the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) was recently published in the Federal Register. This proposed rule would establish the basic requirements for the operation of the FFVP for the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.
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USDA Celebrates their 150th Birthday
In honor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 150th Birthday, SNA sent a special congratulatory letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack thanking USDA for all of their work involving school meal programs.
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Feature of the Week
School Nutrition Employee Week
School Nutrition Employee Week is May 7-11, 2012. Want to show appreciation for your dedicated school nutrition staff? Do you need ideas or resources to help you give them the recognition they deserve? Check out SNA's special website for celebration ideas, sample press release and more.

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Better Nutrition Made Simple
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2012 USDA Final Ruling
Kellogg's Food Away From Home is your resource for navigating USDA requirements. We've been working proactively on product renovations and innovations to help you meet nutritional guidelines with brands kids love.
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Documentary on Childhood Hunger to Air on Food Network
"Hunger Hits Home," a documentary that takes a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America, will air on the Food Network on Saturday, April 14, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central.
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Your Employees Serve Up Excellence. It's Time to Say Thanks!
School Nutrition Employee Week is just around the corner. It's time to think about how you will recognize your favorite school nutrition professionals!
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School Nutrition Previews NSLW 2012 and NSBW 2013
The April issue of School Nutrition previews the themes for National School Lunch Week 2012 and National School Breakfast Week 2013, and also features an exclusive interview with television personality, author and cook Rachael Ray.
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Schools Are Spicing it Up with Ethnic Cuisine
Ethnic menu options that help school cafeterias meet nutrition standards is the latest topic of discussion on Tray Talk, the innovative website that helps SNA members build positive public awareness about school meals.
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USDA Food Distribution National Policy Memo
On March 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a memo in regards to the school lunch program and donated foods that contain lean finely textured beef (LFTB).
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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
[ More Webinars]

Exams
6/10 - Myrtle Beach, SC
6/12 - Chattanooga, TN
6/17 - Austin, TX
6/19 - Greensboro, NC
7/15 - Denver, CO
7/29 - Duluth, MN
[ More Credentialing Exams]

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