Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 22 - October 30, 2013

In This Issue

Have You Voted Yet in SNA's Annual Election?
Who will win in SNA's 2014-16 Board of Directors Election and represent you in the years to come? Don't let your peers decide for you, choose to have your voice heard and vote today!
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USDA Farm to School Census Released – Districts Can Update Data Until Nov 30
USDA has released its first-ever Farm to School Census, revealing that in school year 2011-12, over 38,000 schools across the country served over $350 million in local food in their school cafeterias.
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Bonus Pre-Conference Session Announced for SNIC in Miami
SNA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for a special bonus pre-conference session at the School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC), January 12-14, 2014, in Miami, Fla.
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Feature of the Week
Vote in the SNA Election
The ballot box is open—it's time to cast your vote to determine who will represent you on SNA's Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Voting is being conducted online only, with the "polls" remaining open until November 15. Don't let your school nutrition peers decide for you, choose to have your voice heard!

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Get Social with SNA
SNA invites you to join the conversation about school meals! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our various social media sites for updates, stories, ideas and fun.
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School Cafeterias Nationwide Celebrate "School Lunch Across the USA"
Earlier this month, schools nationwide celebrated National School Lunch Week, an event that encouraged school districts to celebrate regional food, flavors and traditions from the various parts of the USA.
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SNA's October Issue of trendSETS Focuses on School Breakfast
The October issue of SNA's trendSETS newsletter is now available to members and focuses on school breakfast. This issue includes information from an analysis of elementary school breakfast menus.
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Take Advantage of SNA Members-Only Insurance Programs
With all the current news about health care and the Affordable Care Act, we wanted to remind you that SNA offers members a number of affordable insurance plans.
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SNA Calendar

Events
November 6-7, 2013
Fall Industry Boot Camp

January 12-14, 2014
School Nutrition Industry Conference

March 2-5, 2014
Legislative Action Conference

March 3-7, 2014
National School Breakfast Week

[ More Meetings & Events]

Webinars
11/13 - Menuing Mushrooms

Exams
11/14 - Palm Springs, CA
12/9 - Arlington, VA
1/11 - Miami, FL
3/2 - Washington, D.C.
4/10 - St. Louis, MO
[ More Credentialing Exams]

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