Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 13, No. 11 - May 28, 2014

In This Issue

SNA Urges White House to Listen to Struggling School Cafeteria Professionals
Yesterday, as First Lady Michelle Obama invited a select group to the White House to discuss school nutrition issues, SNA is urging the Administration to hear the concerns of school cafeteria professionals challenged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) overly prescriptive school meal regulations.
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SNA Welcomes USDA's Flexibility on Pasta as a Step in the Right Direction
Recently, Agriculture Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon announced that school meal programs that "demonstrate significant challenges in serving whole grain rich pastas can now continue serving traditional enriched pasta products for up to two more years."
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SNA Calls on Congress to Revise School Food Regulations
SNA is calling on Congress to include language in the Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Bill to provide flexibility under USDA regulations for foods and beverages sold in schools.
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REAL Eggs a Natural Menu Fit

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SNA Supports House FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
The House Appropriations Committee has released the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which will be considered by the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee.
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Myth vs. Fact on Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act School Meals Implementation
SNA responds to misleading information about the challenges schools have faced under new school food regulations.
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SNA Welcomes Recognition of the Need for Greater School Meal Flexibility
SNA welcomes calls by the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide schools with the flexibility they need to prepare healthy meals that will increase student consumption of nutritious choices.
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Last Chance for SNA Election Nominations
Do you know a SNA member with strong leadership skills, outstanding professional achievements and a record of active participation in their state association and at SNA?
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SNA Calendar

Events
July 13-16, 2014
Annual National Conference

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5/28 - USDA's "Smart Snacks in Schools" Fundraisers

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6/22 - Lexington, KY
6/24 - Provo, UT
6/29 - San Antonio, TX
7/13 - Boston, MA
7/27 - Spokane, WA

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Edited by Heidi Funkhouser (hfunkhouser@schoolnutrition.org), Communications Consultant.
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