Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 13, No. 13 - June 25, 2014

In This Issue

A Letter to SNA Membership
Yesterday, SNA President Leah Schmidt issued an open letter to all 55,000 SNA members updating them on SNA's advocacy efforts.
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SNA Requests Meeting with the First Lady and Sec. Vilsack to Discuss Challenges under School Meal Standards
Last week, SNA sent a letter to First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting a meeting to discuss challenges under the new nutrition standards for school meals.
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School Nutrition Provides Reflections on Diversity
The June/July issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, celebrates and sheds more light on multiple types of diversity.
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Features of the Week

Join the Hunt for "Ruby Reader"
Time is running out for you to officially welcome back School Nutrition's Ruby Reader, the magazine's sweet mascot, and play the "What's Ruby Reading?" contest in the June/July 2014 issue.

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Get Connected with ANC On the GO!
With the new ANC On the GO mobile app you'll be connected to everything you need for the "School Nutrition Event of the Year!"

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REAL Eggs a Natural Menu Fit

Top reasons to add REAL eggs to your menu? Download new white paper "The Incredible Edible Egg in School Meals: It's a Natural Fit."
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GAO Releases Report Calling on USDA to Strengthen Oversight of School Meal Eligibility
The USDA has taken steps to ensure legitimate access to school-meal benefits, but it could do more, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a recent report.
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Spring Journal Issue Examines Meal Patterns and Nutrient Compositions
Read about meal patterns and nutrient compositions in one of the articles featured in the Spring 2014 issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management.
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SNA Comments on Senate Child Nutrition Hearing
Recently, SNA applauded the Senate Agriculture Committee for holding a hearing to discuss the importance of child nutrition programs.
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School Cafeteria Professionals Call on Congress to Support FY15 Ag Approps Bill
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, SNA called on Members to support language providing a temporary, one-year waiver for school meal programs operating at a net loss for 6 months or more under the new nutrition standards.
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STEPS Takes a Summer Break
The STEPS Challenge, SNA's personal wellness program, has wrapped up for the 2013-2014 year.
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SNA Calendar

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July 13-16, 2014
Annual National Conference

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7/1 - Go Mobile at ANC Boston!

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7/27 - Spokane, WA
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Edited by Heidi Funkhouser (hfunkhouser@schoolnutrition.org), Communications Consultant.
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