Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 2 - Jan. 23, 2013

In This Issue

CNIC 2013: Exploring All the Possibilities
At SNA's Child Nutrition Industry Conference, operators and industry demonstrated how they rise to meet every challenge: by working together.
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USDA Releases Memo on Paid Lunch Equity
Earlier this month, USDA released a memo addressing Paid Lunch Equity.
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School Chefs Team Up for Culinary Competition at CNIC
The Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio hosted a "Chopped"-style cooking competition for SNA members at the 2013 Child Nutrition Industry Conference.
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Feature of the Week
STEPS Challenge
Have you registered for SNA's personal wellness program, the STEPS Challenge? A new year is the perfect time to form new, healthy habits! STEPS participants can compete in monthly health challenges for a chance to win great prizes, access healthy recipes and fitness tips, and learn best practices for goal setting and motivation. Visit the STEPS Challenge website to learn about this month's challenge, Make Time for Fitness.

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Jones Dairy Farm All-Natural Turkey Sausage

So tasty, kids will never know they're low in fat, low in calories and low in sodium. Available in links and patties. Try some today.
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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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Don't Miss Out on LAC 2013!
Spring into action! SNA's Legislative Action Conference (LAC), March 3 to 6, will be here before you know it. Register today and make plans to join hundreds of attendees in our nation's capital.
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Food Trend Predictions for 2013
Now that we're several weeks into 2013, let's take a look at some of the culinary trends to watch for this year as predicted by the experts.
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Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow Applications Available
Will you be the first Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow at SNA's Legislative Action Conference this year? Hurry, the January 25th application deadline is fast approaching!
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Help Schools Score a $1000 Breakfast Grant with the "got milk?®" Breakfast Blitz
Fuel Up to Play 60 and the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign have teamed up to help bring breakfast to more kids across the country.
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SNA Calendar

Events
March 3-6, 2013
Legislative Action Conference

March 4-8, 2013
National School Breakfast Week

May 15-16, 2013
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 14-17, 2013
Annual National Conference


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Exams
3/2 - Washington, D.C.
3/18 - Emporia, KS
3/22 - Virginia Beach, VA
4/18 - Savannah, GA
4/27 - West Columbia, SC
6/16 - Houston, TX
6/18 - Greensboro, NC
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