Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 13 - June 26, 2013

In This Issue

SNA President and Member to Participate in Congressional Hearing on School Meals
On Thursday, June 27, SNA President Sandra Ford and Megan Schaper, Director of Food and Nutrition Services in State College, Pa., will represent the SNA membership before the House Education Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
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Keys to Excellence Update Sets New Standards
SNA has completed a revision of its renowned school nutrition operation assessment tool, featuring updates that reflect current factors, challenges and opportunities in this profession.
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SNA and GCNF Announce Changes
On Monday, June 17, 2013, the SNA Board of Directors conveyed their decision to end the Association's formal affiliation with the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) to the GCNF Board of Directors.
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Feature of the Week
STEPS Challenge continues for 2013-14
Are you a fan of the STEPS Challenge, SNA's personal wellness program? If so, you're in luck. While June may mark the end of monthly challenges, STEPS will be back for another year starting in August. Year two of the program will feature new monthly challenges, as well as a competition between states. The states with the most members participating will be crowned STEPS Challenge All-Star States. There's still plenty of time to sign up before the first monthly challenge—remember, only registered participants are eligible to win prizes!

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Competitive Foods Update
The proposed rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget, indicating the next step in rulemaking.
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Directors: Don't Miss ANC's All-Access Pass!
At next month's Annual National Conference (ANC) in Kansas City, SNA is making it easier than ever for directors to connect with key industry members with an expanded Exhibit Hall time. Plus, don't miss the return of the Directors' All-Access Pass.
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Applications for Fuel Up™ Breakfast Grants Due July 26, 2013
K-12 schools can apply for grants to help their schools improve their breakfast programs and improve participation.
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Summer Feeding Tools & Tips
If you're looking to expand your summer feeding program through improved promotion and marketing, SNA's summer feeding tools are for you.
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School Nutrition Puts the Spotlight on Kids Today
The June/July issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, explores some of the issues affecting this generation of students and offers a look at how school nutrition professionals can share wellness messages with today's kids.
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A Second Year of STEPS: Challenges, Competitions, and More
Are you a fan of the STEPS Challenge, SNA's personal wellness program? If so, you're in luck. The program will continue through 2014 and the new monthly challenges begin again in August!
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Warrior Run School District (Pa.) School Nutrition Department Recognized as Grant Winner
Warrior Run School District in Turbotville, Pa., was selected as the recipient of the 2013 School Nutrition Foundation/Winston Industries Equipment Award Grant. The award of ten pieces of commercial kitchen equipment will be utilized throughout the district.
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SNA Calendar

Events
July 14-17, 2013
Annual National Conference

October 14-18, 2013
National School Lunch Week

November 6-7, 2013
Fall Industry Boot Camp


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Exams
6/26 - Tinley Park, IL
6/26 - Grand Rapids, MI
7/14 - Kansas City, MO
8/6 - East Syracuse, NY
8/13 - Worcester, MA
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