Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 5 - Mar. 6, 2013

In This Issue

School Nutrition Professionals Discuss New Nutrition Standards and Assess Challenges at SNA's Legislative Action Conference
Approximately 1,000 school nutrition professionals from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. for SNA's 41st annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC).
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School Cafeterias Celebrate National School Breakfast Week
This week, school cafeterias across the country are celebrating National School Breakfast Week with the theme "Be a Star with School Breakfast," a fun campaign designed to highlight how eating a balanced breakfast at school helps students shine.
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Senators Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Weekly Maximums on Grains and Meat and Meat Alternates
Several Senators, including John Hoeven (R-ND), introduced S. 427, the "Sensible School Lunch Act", which would amend the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act by eliminating the weekly maximums for grains and meat/meat alternates.
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Feature of the Week
SNF Scholarships
Do you find yourself enticed by the idea of continuing your education but stop short of actually going for it? Can't realize your academic dreams without financial assistance? It's time to break through the barriers standing between you and your professional goals and educational aspirations by taking advantage of scholarships available through the School Nutrition Foundation(SNF)! To make it even easier for SNA members to apply, SNF uses a 4-in-1 scholarship application. But hurry, the April 9th deadline is coming up fast!

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School Nutrition Explores Personal Health and Wellness
The March issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, explores topics in health and wellness as part of the magazine's annual personal development issue.
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USDA Announces One Year Extension of Flexibility for Grains and Proteins
USDA recently announced a one-year extension of the flexibility on meeting the weekly requirements for grains and meat/meat alternates through School Year 2013-14.
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Julia Bauscher, SNS, Named 2013 Silver Plate Winner
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association honored Julia Bauscher, SNS, as a 2013 Silver Plate Award winner in the elementary and secondary schools category.
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First Lady and Rachael Ray Celebrate Anniversary of Let's Move! Initiative
Last week was the third anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative and to mark the occasion, Mrs. Obama was joined by celebrity chef Rachael Ray and 400 elementary school students to participate in the "Let's Move! Cafeteria Cook-off."
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New Share Our Strength Analysis Shows Impact of School Breakfast on Academic Achievement
SNA participated in Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign briefing on Capitol Hill regarding a new analysis demonstrating the positive potential impact that school breakfast has on the academic, health and economic futures of America's students.
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SNF Announces Upcoming Webinar Wednesdays Schedule
The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) wants to make sure you are aware of the exciting upcoming opportunities with Webinar Wednesdays!
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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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Webinars
3/13 - STEPS Challenge
3/20 - Chefs Move to Schools

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Exams
4/18 - Savannah, GA
4/27 - West Columbia, SC
6/11 - Gatlinburg, TN
6/16 - Houston, TX
6/18 - Greensboro, NC
7/14 - Kansas City, MO
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