Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 16 - August 7, 2013

In This Issue

CDC Reports that Obesity Rates Declined Among Low-Income Preschoolers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that obesity among low-income preschoolers dropped slightly in 19 states and U.S. territories from 2008 to 2011.
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School Nutrition Highlights Inspiring Mentors and Mentor Programs
The August issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, explores the value of mentor/mentee relationships and also offers a look at mentoring programs, as well as introduces SNA members to new President Leah Schmidt, SNS.
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Looking Back at ANC 2013 and Ahead to 2014!
SNA's 2013 Annual National Conference (ANC) may be over, but you can all still enjoy many of the sessions the meeting had to offer. Also, consider sharing your own expertise by submitting a proposal to present at ANC 2014!
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Feature of the Week
2013-14 Promotional Calendar
As you head back to school in the weeks to come, it's time to mark your calendar for the different promotions and celebrations you plan to conduct. Turn to SNA's online Promotional Calendar, a free members-only service produced by the editorial staff of School Nutrition. The calendar includes monthly, weekly and daily celebrations for the school year, as well as provides decoration ideas, suggested activities and fun facts.

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Better Nutrition Made Simple

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SNA Releases State Legislative Summary for First Half of 2013
SNA has released its annual summary of the first six months of state legislative action across the United States.
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Nominate a School Nutrition Hero for the FAME Awards Program
Do you know of a school nutrition leader or innovator who deserves to be nominated for a national Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Award? Submit your nomination by October 9, 2013.
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SNA Announces Winners of 2012-2013 Membership Campaign
Congratulations to Janet Bowling of Murfreesboro, Tenn., the Grand Prize Winner of SNA's 2012-13 membership campaign.
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USDA Announces Annual Adjustments to the National Rates for School Lunch and Breakfast
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has released a notice announcing the annual adjustments to the "national average payments," the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts.
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SNA Releases 2012-13 Annual Report
SNA's 2012-13 Annual Report, which details all of SNA's achievements of the last year, is available online.
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National School Lunch Week 2013 Resources Now Live
From October 14-18, 2013, school cafeterias nationwide will recognize National School Lunch Week with the theme "School Lunch Across the USA." The 2013 theme is all about celebrating regional flavors, recipes and culture from all over the country.
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SNA Calendar

Events
October 14-18, 2013
National School Lunch Week

November 6-7, 2013
Fall Industry Boot Camp

January 12-14, 2014
School Nutrition Industry Conference

March 3-7, 2014
National School Breakfast Week

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Exams
8/13 - Worcester, MA
9/27 - Glendale, AZ
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