Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 18 - September 4, 2013

In This Issue

New Back to School Trends Report and Other Resources for You
The latest Back to School Trends Report was released today, and as an additional member benefit, the report is now free to download.
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SNA Clarifies Statistics on Schools Dropping NSLP
Several recent media reports on schools electing to drop out of the National School Lunch Program have cited data from SNA's 2013 Back to School Trends Survey.
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Feature of the Week
STEPS Challenge
Have you signed up for year two of SNA's STEPS Challenge? Designed to help school nutrition professionals improve their quality of life, while embracing the healthy habits they promote in school cafeterias, the STEPS website is packed with challenge tools and online resources. Year two of STEPS includes a competition between SNA state affiliates to get members participating in the program. The September challenge, which is all about enjoying more fruit, just started. Be sure to sign up today!

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Thursday Is Turkey Day!

When Thursday is Turkey Day, kids can look forward to fun, flavorful and "good for me" foods every week at school.
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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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Plan A Patriotic NSLW Celebration with Resources and Merchandise from SNA!
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is right around the corner: October 14-18, 2013.
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Branch out with Fuel Up To Play 60 Breakfast Plays
Looking for ways to increase participation in your breakfast program this year?
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SNF Presents “Building Partnerships Between Schools and Chefs”
If you are thinking about working with a chef or are curious how a chef could assist your program, this presentation is for you!
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SNA Calendar

Events
October 14-18, 2013
National School Lunch Week

November 6-7, 2013
Fall Industry Boot Camp

March 3-7, 2014
National School Breakfast Week


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Exams
9/27 - Glendale, AZ
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