Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 13, No. 6 - March 19, 2014

In This Issue

SNA Responds to USDA's Statement on Inability to Issue Waiver
SNA is disappointed to hear testimony from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack stating his belief that USDA does not have legal authority to act on a directive passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2014 (P.L 113-76).
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Summer Feeding is Around the Corner!
Whether you're planning your first-ever summer feeding program, or would like to expand your existing program, SNA's summer feeding resources are designed to help you reach your goals.
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Latest Journal Issue Examines Participation Surveys
Learn more about two surveys developed to assess middle school students' participation and non-participation in the National School Lunch Program in one of the research articles featured in the Fall 2013 issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management.
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Feature of the Week
SNA Wants Member Feedback on Proposed Rule
USDA has released proposed regulations on Local Wellness Policies. This would require all local educational agencies participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program to meet expanded local school wellness policy requirements consistent with the new requirements.

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Call for Entries: Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Recipe Contest
The deadline for parent-child teams to submit entries for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest is April 5, 2014.
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Deadline Extended: Abstracts for School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase
Abstracts for the School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase are now due March 24.
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Legislative Action Conference Recap
Approximately 900 child nutrition professionals came to Washington, D.C. for a fantastic 42nd Legislative Action Conference (LAC)!
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Keep Supporting School Breakfast!
National School Breakfast Week may be over, but SNA wants to know how you celebrated this year's "Take Time for School Breakfast" theme in your school or district.
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Sandra Ford, SNS, Named 2014 Silver Plate Award Winner
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) honored Sandra Ford, SNS, as a 2014 Silver Plate Award winner in the elementary and secondary schools category.
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President Obama Releases Proposed FY2015 Budget -- Reveals Plans for Child Nutrition Funding
President Obama released his 2015 budget proposal on March 4, 2014. The proposal details his FY2015 economic priorities and includes funds for the continued implementation and growth of child nutrition programs.
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Careers in School Nutrition: Advantages and Opportunities Abound
Do you know a college student, recent graduate or someone contemplating a career change? Encourage them to learn about career opportunities in the school nutrition field.
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School Food FOCUS Report Explores K-12 Supply Chain
School Food FOCUS, a national collaborative of school districts that seeks to improve school meals, has released a report that details the dynamics that influence the use of fruits and vegetables in K-12 settings and the supply chains.
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SNA Calendar

Events
May 5-9, 2014
School Nutrition Employee Week

May 21-22, 2014
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 13-16, 2014
Annual National Conference

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Webinars
3/26 - CEP Part 2: Eliminating School Meal Applications

4/2 - CEP Part 3: Determining which Schools will be Eligible to Participate in CEP

4/9 - Unlock Your Menu Potential: Secrets to Whole Grain Success

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Exams
4/10 - Jekyll Island, GA
4/10 - St. Louis, MO
6/11 - Mason, OH
6/16 - Colorado Springs, CO
6/16 - Cedar Rapids, IA
6/17 - Nashville, TN
6/29 - San Antonio, TX

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