Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 13, No. 7 - April 2, 2014

In This Issue

School Nutrition Unveils NSLW and NSBW Themes
The April issue of School Nutrition, SNA's award-winning flagship publication, showcases the upcoming themes for National School Lunch Week (NSLW) and National School Breakfast Week (NSBW).
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USDA Policy Memo on Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2014-15
USDA recently released a memorandum extending the exemption to the Paid Lunch Equity requirement for certain School Food Authorities in strong financial standing.
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Top 10 Reasons to Attend ANC 2014
Take a look at the top 10 reasons to attend SNA's 68th Annual National Conference (ANC) in Boston, Massachusetts. And, with the early-bird registration deadline approaching, you don't want to procrastinate a minute longer.
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Feature of the Week
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USDA Invites Comments on Evaluation of Pilot Project for Canned, Frozen and Dried Fruits and Vegetables in the FFVP
USDA's Food and Nutrition Service has released a notice requesting comments for the Evaluation of the Pilot Project for Canned, Frozen, or Dried Fruits and Vegetables in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
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USDA Issues Memo Stating No Waiver for School Breakfast and Smart Snacks
USDA recently released a memorandum to inform state agencies and School Food Authorities that the Department will not be providing waivers for School Breakfast and Smart Snacks requirements that go into effect on July 1, 2014.
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Invite Congress to Your Cafeteria in Mid-April!
Your Members of Congress will be in their districts from April 14-25, 2014. What a perfect time to invite them for a visit to your cafeteria to showcase your child nutrition programs!
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Latest Journal Issue Highlights NFSMI Research
Get the latest updates on National Food Service Management Institute research in one of the articles featured in the Fall 2013 issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management.
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Kick-Start Your Professional Development with ANC's Pre-Conference Sessions
Think you have no time for professional development? Think again! At this summer's Annual National Conference (ANC), July 13 to 16, pre-conference sessions are a great way to stay ahead of the curve by gaining access to information you won't find anywhere else.
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USDA Announces FY2014 Reallocation of State Administrative Expense Funds
USDA has released a memo providing the information needed to conduct the FY2014 reallocation of State Administrative Expense (SAE) funds.
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Webinar Wednesdays: Secrets to Whole Grains Success
A new webinar from SNA will provide you with the secrets to whole grain success and ways to finesse your current whole grain recipes.
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SNA's March Issue of trendSETS Focuses on Sodium
The March issue of SNA's trendSETS newsletter is now available to members and focuses on implementation of the sodium requirements that will begin to be phased next school year.
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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
4/2 - CEP Part 3: Determining which Schools will be Eligible to Participate in CEP

4/30 - Unlock Your Menu Potential: Secrets to Whole Grain Success

[ More Webinars]

Exams
6/11 - Mason, OH
6/16 - Colorado Springs, CO
6/16 - Cedar Rapids, IA
6/17 - Nashville, TN
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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