Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 12 - June 12, 2013

In This Issue

USDA Releases Paid Lunch Price Data
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released paid lunch price data for School Year 2011-12. SNA members are encouraged to use this data to demonstrate the significant number of school districts impacted by Section 205, the paid meal equity provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
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Spring 2013 Issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management Now Online
The Spring 2013 issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management contains research articles and data on a number of topics critical to the successful operation of school meal programs.
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Competitive Foods Sweepstakes Winners Announced
SNA is pleased to announce the randomly selected winners of the Competitive Foods Sweepstakes: Barbara Griffiths of St. Paul, Minn., and Janet Sklar of Bay Shore, N.Y.
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Feature of the Week
ANC Goes Mobile!
With more than 350 exhibitors and nearly 100 education sessions, it's easy to lose yourself in the buzz of SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC). If you've longed to make your conference days more organized, your wish has been granted! New for ANC 2013 is an interactive, customizable website, optimized for both your computer or tablet browser and your smartphone's browser. This new resource allows you to build a daily schedule by selecting education sessions you want to attend and exhibitors you want to visit during your time in Kansas City.

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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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Sean Leer Chosen as SNA 2013 National Industry Member of the Year
SNA has selected Sean Leer, Vice President of Gold Star Foods, as the eleventh recipient of SNA's prestigious National Industry Member of the Year Award.
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USDA Announces First Meeting of 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
USDA, in partnership with The Department of Health and Human Services, has announced the first public meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
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Chairman Kline of House Education Committee Sends Letter to USDA on Competitive Foods
Congressman John Kline (R-MN), the Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, along with Congress Joe Heck (R-NV) sent a letter last week to Secretary Vilsack on the propose Competitive Foods Rule.
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A Cause for Celebration
School Nutrition's online 2013-14 promotional calendar provides ideas and inspiration to help you plan holiday celebrations throughout the year for your students.
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SNF Announces 2013 Winston Equipment Grant Award Recipient
The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) congratulates Warrior Run (Pa.) School District, the recipient of the 2013 SNF/Winston Equipment Award.
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SNA Turns up the Heat on Legislation to Permanently Eliminate Grain and Protein Maximums
SNA President Sandra Ford, SNS, wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce urging immediate action on H.R. 1303, the School Nutrition Flexibility Act. SNA is also encouraging influential industry partners, allied organizations and members to support the effort.
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Fuel Up to Play 60 Breakfast Plays – Funding Deadline Approaching
Looking for ways to increase participation in your school breakfast program in 2013-14? Consider some of these Fuel Up to Play 60 Breakfast Plays.
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SNA Calendar

Events
July 14-17, 2013
Annual National Conference

October 14-18, 2013
National School Lunch Week


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Exams
6/23 - La Crosse, WI
6/26 - Tinley Park, IL
6/26 - Grand Rapids, MI
7/14 - Kansas City, MO
8/13 - Worcester, MA
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