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

In This Issue

School Nutrition Professionals Discussed School Cafeteria Challenges at SNA's Legislative Action Conference
Approximately 1,000 school nutrition professionals from across the country gathered this week in Washington, D.C., for the SNA's 42nd annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC). Attendees urged Congress to protect school meal programs as part of Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2015.
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School Cafeterias Celebrate National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7)
This week school cafeterias across the country will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7) by hosting "Take Time for School Breakfast" celebrations designed to highlight how eating a balanced school breakfast contributes to academic achievement.
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Take SNA's Poll on Weather Related School Closings
SNA wants to know how your program has been impacted by weather this school year. Participate today in a short poll!
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Feature of the Week
Take SNA's Poll on Weather Related School Closings
How many days has your program been disrupted by weather-related school closings this year?  Snow, ice and extreme temperatures (cold and hot) have resulted in a number of unscheduled closings, late starts and early dismissals across the country this year. These disruptions also impact the meals school nutrition programs provide to students. Share how your program has been impacted by weather this school year by taking a short, three-question poll.

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School Nutrition Examines Mental Health and Illness
In recognition that one in four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental or mood disorder in a given year, School Nutrition is starting a conversation about various mental and emotional conditions in its annual personal development issue.
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Latest Journal Issue Examines School Nutrition in Charter Schools
Interested in reading about the experiences and observations of other school nutrition operators? Be sure to check out The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, SNA's peer-reviewed research journal.
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Just Announced! Huey Lewis and The News Will Rock ANC 2014
Live and in concert at ANC 2014...Huey Lewis and The News! You'll enjoy classic Top 10 hits all night long from these Grammy Award-winning performers known for their "Heart and Soul."
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First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Announce Proposed Standards for Local School Wellness Policies
On February 25, 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies. The new proposed guidelines will help ensure that foods and beverages marketed to children in schools are consistent with the Smart Snacks in School standards.
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Meet TV's Ali Vincent at ANC 2014
As the first female winner of "The Biggest Loser," Ali Vincent is known for bringing her one-of-a-kind high-energy, positive outlook to audiences nationwide, including several past SNA conferences. Just announced, Vincent will make a special return appearance at the 2014 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Boston, Mass.
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Updated for 2014: Summer Feeding Resources from SNA
Believe it or not, warmer weather is right around the corner, which means it's time to outline your plans for your summer feeding operation!
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New Online Courses Available through School Nutrition University (SNU)
Want to earn CEUs or key area hours to put towards your SNA certification or SNS credential? Be sure to check out two new bundled online courses available via SNA's School Nutrition University (SNU).
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SNA Calendar

Events
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

[ More Meetings & Events]

Webinars
3/11 - All About School District Owned Membership

3/12 - Latest News in Effective School Food Allergy Management

3/19 - USDA's "Smart Snacks in Schools" Nutrition Standards

[ More Webinars]

Exams
3/21 - Norfolk, VA
4/10 - Jekyll Island, GA
4/10 - St. Louis, MO
6/11 - Mason, OH
6/16 - Colorado Springs, CO
6/16 - Cedar Rapids, IA
6/29 - San Antonio, TX
[ More Credentialing Exams]

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