Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 13, No. 8 - April 16, 2014

In This Issue

New! SNA's trendSETS Resource: Debut Installment Addresses Management of Weather Related School Closings
SNA's debut installment of trendSETS Resource addresses management of weather related school closings.
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Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Hires Consultants
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which is currently reviewing the Dietary Guidelines, has hired consultants to assist with certain aspects of the development.
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ANC 2014 Sweepstakes -- Last Chance to Enter!
ANC Boston is around the corner...want to win a complimentary registration to attend?
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Feature of the Week
ANC Early Bird Deadline Fast Approaching
We're just three months away from SNA's 2014 Annual National Conference (ANC), taking place in Boston, Massachusetts. However, a closer deadline looms near -- May 9th marks the deadline for the early-bird registration discount. If you've attended ANC in the past, you probably don't need any more convincing -- you've already registered. If you're still on the fence, take a look at these 10 reasons why ANC 2014 shouldn't be missed.

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FFVP: Requests Applications for Participation in Pilot for Canned, Frozen and Dried Fruits & Vegetables
USDA is requesting applications from State Agencies interested in participation in the Fruit and Vegetable Pilot taking place during the 2014-2015 School Year.
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Connect with the Experts: Upcoming Webinars
SNA's webinars offer you the opportunity for professional development and education directly from the subject matter experts.
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Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements
New guidance on the annual notification process under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) was released by USDA.
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Rep. Grijalva Introduces Bill Requiring HHS to Supply Guidelines for Nutrition Related Continuing Education Credits
Representative Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced a new bill that would require Health and Human Services to provide guidelines to Federal health professionals completing continuing medical education courses relating to nutrition.
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"The School Food Modernization Act" Aims to Provide Grants for New Kitchen Equipment
Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Susan Collings (R-MN) introduced legislation that aims to provide grants for new kitchen equipment.
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Dear Boss: Send me to ANC 2014 in Boston!
We've made it easy for you to communicate with your supervisor about the importance of attending SNA's Annual National Conference, July 13-16, in Boston, Massachusetts.
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SNA Submits Comments on the Proposed Rule for Professional Standards
USDA released a proposed rule to establish minimum professional standards for school nutrition personnel.
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Summer Feeding PR Tools -- Get the Word Out!
Your summer feeding operation will be in full swing before you know it. SNA has plenty of resources to help you spread the word about the availability of summer meals.
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State Agency Prior Approval Process for SFA Equipment Purchases
State agencies now have a new option in obtaining prior approval of equipment purchases.
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Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Two Cent Differential Reimbursement in New Schools
USDA recently released a memorandum providing guidance for School Food Authorities (SFAs) on determining eligibility for the two cent deferential.
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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

[More Meetings & Events]

Webinars
4/23 - Continuing the Conversation with USDA about Smart Snacks in Schools

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

5/14 - The Exceptional Cranberry: Strategies to Add Fruit that Students will Enjoy

5/21 - Successful State and Local Advocacy Strategies

[More Webinars]

Exams
5/30 - Dallas, TX
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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