Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 13, No. 3 - February 5, 2014

In This Issue

Talking Points on Unpaid Meal Charges
This weekend several national media outlets reported on the topic of unpaid meal charges, following an incident at a Salt Lake City, Utah, school cafeteria. As a result, SNA developed talking points to assist members in discussing the challenges of meal charge requests and debt.
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ANC 2014 Online Registration is Now Open!
Registration for SNA's 2014 Annual National Conference (ANC) is now open! Don't miss the opportunity to attend informative education sessions and network with SNA members, plus see exciting speakers and performers.
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SNA to Comment on Proposed Rule on Professional Standards
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released proposed regulations on professional standards for all school nutrition employees.
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Feature of the Week
Register for LAC 2014
Join SNA for this year's Legislative Action Conference (LAC), March 2 to 5, your single best opportunity to team up with other advocates from all across your state and the nation in telling federal lawmakers all about the real challenges you face in your mission to feed kids. Among the many highlights are a the Opening General Session, the School Nutrition Foundation's 50th anniversary celebration, the Charge to the Hill, and a special Closing Session focused on the new Competitive Foods requirements. Don't forget that February 14th is the last day to save on your registration with the regular rate discount.

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Help Design "Next Generation" Refrigeration Equipment

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SNA & SNF Announce First School Nutrition Hero Recipients
SNA and its philanthropic arm, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), are pleased to announce the selection of five individuals for recognition as School Nutrition Heroes.
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Enter to Win a Free Registration to ANC Boston
Between now and April 31, you can enter to win a complimentary registration to SNA's 2014 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Boston by sharing how you have "made history" in your school district.
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Latest Journal Issue Explores Nutrition Knowledge and Cafeteria Purchases
"The Relationship Between Nutrition Knowledge and School Cafeteria Purchases of Seventh Grade Students in a Rural Indiana School District" is one of the research articles featured in the most recent issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management.
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Send Us Your Best Breakfast Shots
As part of National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), share your school breakfast photos and help SNA promote the benefits of school breakfast to parents and the general public.
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SNA Calendar

March 2-5, 2014
Legislative Action Conference

March 3-7, 2014
National School Breakfast Week

May 21-22, 2014
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 13-16, 2014
Annual National Conference

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2/19 - Making the Most of Community Eligibility Provision

2/25 - Learn the Benefits of Becoming SNA Certified

2/26 - Engaging Your Audience with Proven Presentation Techniques

3/1 - Washington, D.C.
3/14 - Salem, OR
4/10 - Jekyll Island, GA
4/10 - St. Louis, MO
6/11 - Mason, OH
6/16 - Colorado Springs, CO
6/29 - San Antonio, TX
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