Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 4 - Feb. 20, 2013

In This Issue

SNA Announces Senators Cochran and Hoeven will Join Congresswoman Fudge on Congressional Panel at LAC
SNA is pleased to announce that two distinguished and dedicated Senators will be joining the Congressional Panel on the closing day of this year's Legislative Action Conference.
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OFW Memo on Competitive Foods
OFW has drafted a memo intended to provide background for the proposed rule, a detailed review of the proposed rule, and a discussion of how this rule compares with existing state and local standards, including the HealthierUS School Challenge Program offered by FNS.
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SNA Announces STEPS Challenge Grand Prize Winner
SNA has picked a winner in the STEPS Challenge survey prize drawing. Congratulations to Darlene Smetana of Pine City (Minn.) School District.
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Feature of the Week
Pre-Order: Little Big Fact Book
The latest edition of SNA's Little Big Fact Book: The Essential Guide to School Nutrition will be released at the 41st Legislative Action Conference next month. This comprehensive overview features facts and figures about the federal programs, USDA Foods, the school market and a variety of hot topics. If you order online today, you can purchase your copy at a special pre-release discount price of just $15! This limited-time offer is good only until March 4.

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Better Nutrition Made Simple
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Chicago Sun-Times Features Article by SNA President Sandra Ford
Last week, the Chicago Sun-Times included a special "Youth Empowerment" publication featuring an article by SNA President Sandra Ford, SNS.
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SNF Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted Online
In school or thinking of going back to school? Apply for the School Nutrition Foundation's (SNF) 4-in-1 Scholarship.
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SNF Announces the First Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow
The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is pleased to announce the first Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow, Sandi Walter, SNS, from Marysville City (Tenn.) Schools.
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Submit Your District Profile by Feb. 18th and Be Entered to Win Great Prizes
SNA's District Profiles Database, an online tool that allows SNA members to view profiles of school nutrition programs, is undergoing a makeover!
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You've Got Mail: Subscribe to SNA SmartBrief
Can't find the time to scan today's headlines for the latest school nutrition news? The solution is simple! Sign up to receive SNA SmartBrief and have a summary of the news that really matters delivered straight to your inbox each weekday.
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Join in the Annual School Survey Today
SNA, the National Milk Mustache "got milk?®" Campaign (MilkPEP), and the National Dairy Council ask you to take a few minutes to complete the Annual School Survey. You will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate!
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Education Summit Brings Together Leaders in School
On February 4-5, representatives from SNA, the National Food Service Management Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture came together for a first-of-its-kind Education Summit in National Harbor, Md.
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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


[ More Meetings & Events]

Webinars
2/27 - Bring on Breakfast
3/13 - STEPS Challenge
3/20 - Chefs Move to Schools

[ More Webinars]

Exams
3/18 - Emporia, KS
3/22 - Virginia Beach, VA
4/18 - Savannah, GA
4/27 - West Columbia, SC
6/11 - Gatlinburg, TN
6/16 - Houston, TX
6/18 - Greensboro, NC
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