Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 11, No. 9 - April 25, 2012

In This Issue

SNA Requests Breakfast Commodities in Farm Bill
SNA CEO Frank DiPasquale has sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee to request that the Farm Bill include 10 cents per meal in commodity support for the School Breakfast Program.
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Take Your Career to the Next Level at ANC 2012
SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC) is a four-day learning experience tailored to your needs. With 90 education sessions, seven pre-conference sessions and other opportunities to further target your training, ANC is your best opportunity to enhance your career.
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New USDA Farm to School Grant Program
On April 17, 2012, USDA announced a new Farm to School Grant Program. Districts seeking funding to start a new program will need to identify a community partner and will be encouraged to collaborate with other districts.
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Feature of the Week
ANC Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching!
Experience education and networking like never before at SNA's 2012 Annual Conference—the largest and most important gathering for the school nutrition profession. To discover and explore all that is possible for your career, register today! But hurry—the Early Bird registration deadline is May 11th!

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Better Nutrition Made Simple
Red Gold has put flavor first in its new line of tomato products. These products offer lower sodium and contain 100% natural sugar as the sweetener. Many also are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and E. We're confident you and your students will love them!
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Enter Rachael Ray's Yum-o! Healthy School Meals Contest and Win a Trip to NYC
You know how much your students love your healthy, tasty cafeteria offerings. But how do they stack up against school meals served by your peers across the country? Enter Rachael Ray's Yum-o! Healthy School Meal Contest to find out!
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Lyman Graham Named 2012 Silver Plate Winner
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association honored Lyman Graham as a 2012 Silver Plate Award winner in the elementary and secondary schools category.
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Tweet, Tweet! Did You Hear SNA Received Two Gold EXCEL Awards?
A little bird recently delivered good news to SNA that it was recognized by Association Media & Publishing's EXCEL Awards program with not one, but two prestigious awards.
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ANC Denver: Mile High Must Dos
SNA's 2012 Annual National Conference is the place to be for professional development... but with such a beautiful city at your fingertips, you're also encouraged to take time to discover some 'Mile High' fun while in town.
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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
5/2 - Grains in the NSLP and SBP
5/16 - New Meal Pattern

[ 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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