Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 7 - Apr. 3, 2013

In This Issue

Top 10 Reasons to Attend ANC 2013
Let the countdown begin! We're just over three months away from SNA's 67th Annual National Conference (ANC), taking place in the heart of the nation: Kansas City, Missouri.
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Action Alert for Proposed Legislation in Senate and House
Help us in providing healthy school meals each day. Contact your Senators and Member of Congress and ask them to cosponsor S. 427 or H.R. 1303.
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Healthy Edge Course to be Sunset April 30, 2013
The Healthy Edge course is being sunset because the content no longer meets the SNA Certification requirements for nutrition core courses.
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Feature of the Week
School Nutrition Employee Week
It's not easy to meet stringent nutrition standards while still satisfying a child's appetite -- and juggling all the other complex requirements of K-12 school nutrition. In fact, it's downright heroic! While cafeteria crusaders deserve to be celebrated every day, School Nutrition Employee Week offers you a special opportunity to recognize the efforts of your staff and highlight the veritable superheroes that are our nation's school nutrition employees. Join the celebration May 6-10, 2013, and be sure to mark your calendar for School Lunch Superhero Day on May 3rd.

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Better Nutrition Made Simple

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Making the Case for Membership
With the introduction of SNA's Membership Toolbox, it's never been easier for SNA state affiliates and local chapters to promote and grow membership.
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Only Two STEPS Challenges Left!
It may be the home stretch of year one of the STEPS Challenge, but it's not too late to sign up and start participating in the final challenges.
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Action for Healthy Kids Grants Due April 19
School nutrition operations are invited to apply for grants available from Action for Healthy Kids.
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Competitive Foods: SNA Final Comments, Process, Guiding Principles, & Sweepstakes
As you are aware, SNA has submitted comments addressing USDA's proposed regulations to establish nutrition standards for "competitive" foods and beverages.
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SNA Submits Comments on USDA Proposed Competitive Foods Rules; Offers Sweepstakes for Trip for Two to LAC 2014
SNA has submitted comments in response to the USDA's proposed regulations to establish nutrition standards for "competitive" foods and beverages.
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SNA Endorses the Bipartisan School Nutrition Flexibility Act
SNA has endorsed H.R. 1303, the School Nutrition Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation that would permanently eliminate weekly maximums on grains and proteins served with school meals.
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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


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