Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 12, No. 8 - Apr. 17, 2013

In This Issue

School Nutrition Association Selects New CEO
SNA's Board of Directors has announced the selection of Patricia Montague, CAE, as the Association's new Chief Executive Officer. Montague has served SNA in various positions for the past 20 years.
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USDA Announces Updated Summer Feeding Promotional Information
Summer is almost here and USDA along with SNA are working to increase awareness of and participation in the Summer Feeding Program.
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President Announces 2014 Budget; Includes Grant Funding for School Cafeteria Equipment
President Obama announced his FY2014 Budget for the federal government which included additional funds supporting nutritional programs.
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Feature of the Week
ANC Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching!
We're just three months away from SNA's 2013 Annual National Conference (ANC), taking place in Kansas City, Missouri. However, a closer deadline looms near -- May 10th marks the deadline for the early-bird registration discount. If you've attended ANC in the past, you probably don't need any more convincing -- you've already registered. If you're still on the fence, take a look at these 10 reasons why ANC 2013 shouldn't be missed.

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Spring is in the Air! Time to Start Planning Your Summer Feeding Program!
SNA is looking for Summer Food Service success stories to share with members on creative ways to grow the program and provide healthy meals to kids during the summer months.
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Less Than One Month Until School Lunch Superhero Day!
Have you marked your calendar for School Lunch Superhero Day (May 3) and School Nutrition Employee Week (May 6-10)?
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Be Part of USDA's Local Sourcing Survey
USDA is conducting a first-of-its-kind nationwide Farm to School Census, surveying over 13,000 school districts to determine how many schools currently purchase local foods.
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School Nutrition Unveils National School Lunch and Breakfast Week Themes
The April issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, showcases the upcoming themes for National School Lunch Week (NSLW) and National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) and provides a look back at the exciting celebrations held across the country during last fall's NSLW.
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SNA Calendar

Events
April 1-30, 2013
Global Child Nutrition Month

May 3, 2013
School Lunch Superhero Day

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
5/14 - Bartlett, NH
6/10 - Ames, IA
6/11 - Gatlinburg, TN
6/14 - Centennial, CO
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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