Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 6 - Mar. 20, 2013

In This Issue

House Bill Sensible School Meals Act Introduced
Members of Congress Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH) plan to introduce a bill that will make the USDA revisions to grains and protein permanent and also includes an amendment allowing local schools to set the price for a "paid" meal where the program is well managed.
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Al Roker, Darius Rucker to Headline ANC 2013
Have you registered for SNA's Annual National Conference yet? If not, take advantage of online registration today for your opportunity to attend informative education sessions and see exciting speakers and performers!
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USDA Released Guidance on Implementation of School Breakfast Meal Pattern for SY 2013-2014
USDA released Q&A guidance on the implementation of the new School Breakfast requirements for the School Year 2013-14.
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Feature of the Week
ANC 2013 Kansas City
Register today for SNA's 2013 Annual National Conference (ANC), which will be held July 14 to 17 in the "Heart of the Nation," Kansas City, Mo. The event will once again bring together the school nutrition community for four days of informative and inspiring sessions, countless exhibits and unmatched networking opportunities, helping you get connected to the ideas and solutions you need to benefit your career, your program and your students.

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2013 LAC Showcases Pragmatic Passion
Neither snow nor sequester could slow the momentum of school nutrition professionals advocating for practical changes to school meal regulations.
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Under Extended Meal Flexibility, Schools Able to Continue Using USDA Bone in Chicken
USDA Foods released a statement saying that under the extended meal flexibility, program operators will still be able to use USDA's bone in chicken.
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Help Wanted: Board Nominations Now Open
Have you (or someone you know) considered taking the next step in your commitment as a school nutrition professional? SNA is seeking qualified candidates for its national Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.
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2013 Winston Equipment Grant is Now Open!
Now in its sixth year, the School Nutrition Foundation and Winston Industries will offer the Winston Equipment Award Grant to one school district in need of improving its school meal kitchen facilities.
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SNA's 2013 Little Big Fact Book Available for Purchase
The 2013 edition of the Little Big Fact Book, featuring facts and figures about a variety of school nutrition hot topics, is available for purchase from SNA's bookstore.
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Deadline Extended to Submit Posters for SNA's Child Nutrition Showcase
The deadline to submit a poster idea for SNA's Child Nutrition Showcase Poster Session at this year's Annual National Conference has been extended to March 22, 2013.
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Wellness Impact Report Highlights the Importance of School Nutrition
The National Dairy Council, along with the GENYOUth Foundation, American College of Sports Medicine, and American School Health Association, published new research that highlights the vital importance of school nutrition and wellness.
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NSBW 2013 Put the Spotlight on School Breakfast
Earlier this month, SNA members across the country celebrated National School Breakfast Week with the "Be a Star with School Breakfast" theme.
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Submit Your District Profile and You Could Be the Next Winner!
Congrats to Jeff Murphy of Dearborn (Mich.) Public Schools for being the first District Profile Contest Prize winner! Submit your up-to-date District Profile for your chance to win.
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SNA Calendar

Events
April 1-30, 2013
Global Child Nutrition Month

May 6-10, 2013
School Nutrition Employee Week

May 15-16, 2013
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 14-17, 2013
Annual National Conference


[ More Meetings & Events]

Webinars
3/20 - Chefs Move to Schools
[ More Webinars]

Exams
4/18 - Savannah, GA
4/27 - West Columbia, SC
5/14 - Bartlett, NH
6/11 - Gatlinburg, TN
6/16 - Houston, TX
6/18 - Greensboro, NC
6/26 - Tinley Park, IL
7/14 - Kansas City, MO
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