Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 19 - September 18, 2013

In This Issue

SNA Monitors Participation in Lunch and Breakfast Programs
With the many changes occurring in school nutrition programs, SNA has been monitoring data from USDA to understand how national participation in lunch and breakfast programs is changing compared to the previous school year.
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Join the September 19th Webinar on "A Fresh Start For Breakfast," an SNA and AFHG Collaborative Resource
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation will be hosting a webinar on September 19, to discuss the "A Fresh Start for Breakfast" meal planning guide created by SNA and the Alliance.
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Represent Your Region During NSLW!
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2013 is right around the corner, and this year's theme, "School Lunch Across the USA," celebrates regional cuisine from all over the country!
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Feature of the Week
NSLW 2013: "School Lunch Across the USA"
National School Lunch Week (October 14-18, 2013) is almost here! This year's "School Lunch Across the USA" theme is all about celebrating the regional flavors, ingredients and traditions from across the country. Visit the SNA website to check out all the NSLW resources, including a toolkit full of celebration ideas, PR and marketing templates, logos & artwork and much, much more.

[NSLW 2013]

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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Post Your Healthy School Lunch Photos in "Fed Up" Youth Advocacy Campaign
DoSomething.org, a youth advocacy website with two million members, has launched a campaign encouraging young people to photograph their school lunch. SNA encourages members to help show the true state of school meals by posting photos of healthy school meals.
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Thirty Schools Receive Grants Through Fuel Up™ Breakfast Grants Program
As part of a partnership effort with National Dairy Council (NDC), General Mills Foodservice recently awarded grants up to $2,000 each to schools across the country through the NDC Fuel Up™ Breakfast Grant program.
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School Nutrition Details Safety and Sanitation Fundamentals
The September issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, highlights safety and sanitation fundamentals and offers words of wisdom from top chef and restaurateur Lorena Garcia.
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SNA Calendar

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

[ More Meetings & Events]

10/16 - Sustainable Breakfast in the Classroom Programs Start with Effective Assessments

11/14 - Palm Springs, CA
1/24 - Miami, FL
3/2 - Washington, D.C.
4/10 - St. Louis, MO
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