Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 10 - May 15, 2013

In This Issue

IOM Releases Consensus Report on Sodium Intake
The Institute of Medicine recently released a consensus report titled: "Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence."
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Preparing for ANC 2013: Wellness Village
If you think SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC) is all "go, go, go!" with no time to relax, you'd be mistaken. If you need to take a break from all the conference excitement, just visit the Wellness Village.
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SNA's Regional and National Award Winners Announced!
Last week, during School Nutrition Employee Week, SNA was honored to announce the regional and national winners for the Louise Sublette Award of Excellence, Heart of the Program and Outstanding Director of the Year awards.
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Feature of the Week
NEW! SNA Media Outreach Best Practices Guide
SNA has a new resource for members interested in earning positive media coverage for their school meal programs. SNA's Media Outreach Best Practices Guide offers tips from members of SNA's Spokesperson Network, school nutrition professionals with extensive experience in media relations. The guide contains ideas for capturing the media's attention, preparing your cafeteria for a press event and getting the good news out about the healthy meals you serve.

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Domino's Pizza Smart Slice
Domino's Pizza Smart Slice - A line of reduced fat, reduced sodium pizzas created specifically for schools and delivered freshly baked from our ovens.
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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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Last Chance for SNA Election Nominations
The deadline to nominate yourself or a colleague for SNA's national Board of Directors and Nominating Committee election is fast approaching! Submissions must be received by May 31st!
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2013 ANC Sweepstakes Winners Headed to the Heart of the Nation
As part of the 2013 Annual National Conference (ANC) sweepstakes, three lucky SNA members have won complimentary registrations to attend this summer's conference in Kansas City.
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School Lunch Superhero Day Videos Celebrate School Nutrition Professionals
On Friday, May 3rd, to kick off School Nutrition Employee Week, SNA joined Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular "Lunch Lady" graphic novel series, and Random House Children's Books to host School Lunch Superhero Day.
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School Nutrition Explores Managing Transitions
The May issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, explores how directors across the country have managed transitions and how they are looking forward while demonstrating that attitude is the real key to success.
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SNA Announces Winners of "Who's Your School Breakfast Star?" Writing Contest
As part of National School Breakfast Week 2013, SNA organized a writing contest for students nationwide. After receiving more than 500 entries in the contest, panels of judges have selected three national winners.
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SNA Honors School Nutrition Professionals with School Nutrition Employee Week and Heart of the Program Award
Last week, SNA celebrated the dedication of the women and men working in America's school cafeterias through School Nutrition Employee Week and the Heart of the Program Award.
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SNA Calendar

Events
May 15-16, 2013
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 14-17, 2013
Annual National Conference

October 14-18, 2013
National School Lunch Week


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Exams
6/10 - Ames, IA
6/11 - Gatlinburg, TN
6/14 - Centennial, CO
6/16 - Houston, TX
6/17 - Lexington, KY
6/18 - Greensboro, NC
6/23 - La Crosse, WI
6/26 - Tinley Park, IL
6/26 - Grand Rapids, MI
6/26 - Tinley Park, IL
7/14 - Kansas City, MO
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