Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 24 - November 27, 2013

In This Issue

SNA Announces 2013 Election Results
Members of the School Nutrition Association have spoken, casting their ballots in the annual election for the Association's top leadership positions.
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Professional Standards from USDA Are Coming: Get a Head Start with SNA Certification
Getting certified with SNA will give you a head start training and education requirements included in the USDA's professional standards.
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Don't Just Survive; Prepare to Thrive at SNIC 2014
At SNA's 2014 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) in Miami, get the tools you need to build, maintain or improve a successful school foodservice program. Register by December 6 to take advantage of discounted rates!
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Feature of the Week
ANC 2014 Sweepstakes
To emphasize the "Making History in Boston" theme for next summer's Annual National Conference (ANC), SNA is asking you to tell us how you've made history in school nutrition. Share how you've made a difference in your district and you will be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of three free registrations to ANC 2014, which will be held in Boston, July 13 to 16. This sweepstakes is not available in any state or local jurisdiction where prohibited or restricted by law.

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SNA Awards: Celebrate an Unsung Hero!
The SNA Awards Program highlights the outstanding achievements of school nutrition employees, managers and directors who work every day to ensure well-nourished students across the country are prepared for success!
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SNF Webinar Wednesdays: The Financial Sense of Breakfast
On Wednesday, December 11, the School Nutrition Foundation, in partnership with the National Dairy Council, will host a free webinar about the financial considerations to make when starting or expanding a breakfast program.
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USDA Releases Nine Memos on Summer Meals
On November 12, 2013, the USDA released nine memos on the summer meals programs.
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SNA Hosts Briefing on Capitol Hill and Has Several One-on-One Meetings
On November 18, 2013, SNA hosted a Congressional staff briefing on Capitol Hill regarding school meals. This briefing was an opportunity to connect with Congressional staffers who will be involved in drafting the next Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
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SNA Congratulates Cindy Long, New Deputy Administrator for Child Nutrition Programs at USDA
Cindy Long has been appointed as the Deputy Administrator for Child Nutrition Programs which took effect November 17, 2013.
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Meeting the New Breakfast Challenge
When your motivation is high, but your inspiration is lacking, turn to A Fresh Start for School Breakfast, a special menu-planning guide produced by SNA in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
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Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge Seeks Healthy, Kid-Friendly Recipes from Foodservice Professionals
Do you have a healthy recipe that's a hit with your students? Consider entering it in the Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge, created by the National Restaurant Association & McCormick for Chefs.
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SNA's Back to School Membership Drive Winners Announced!
SNA is excited to announce the state association winners of the Back to School Membership Drive! In total, nearly 3,000 new members were recruited during this campaign.
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SNA Calendar

Events
January 12-14, 2014
School Nutrition Industry Conference

March 2-5, 2014
Legislative Action Conference

March 3-7, 2014
National School Breakfast Week

May 21-22, 2014
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 13-16, 2014
Annual National Conference

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Webinars
12/11 - The Financial Sense of Breakfast

Exams
1/11 - Miami, FL
3/1 - Washington, D.C.
4/10 - St. Louis, MO
6/11 - Mason, OH
6/16 - Colorado Springs, CO
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