Highlights from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 13, No. 9 - April 30, 2014

In This Issue

SNA Files Comments on USDA Proposed Rule on Local Wellness Policies
SNA has collected feedback from members in order to draft comments to best reflect the stance of the Association.
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New USDA Policies: Grain-only Entrees, Smart Snacks and More
There has been a flurry of school nutrition policy guidance coming from USDA over the last several days. A summary of what you need to know and links to more information is included in this Policy Update.
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SNA Continues to Track Participation Levels for Lunch and Breakfast Programs
With the many changes occurring in school nutrition programs, SNA has been monitoring monthly participation data from USDA to understand national participation trends for lunch and breakfast programs.
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Feature of the Week
Provide Your Input and be Entered to Win a Free SNA Conference Registration!
SNA is now collecting information for its School Nutrition Operation Survey. This survey is an important tool SNA uses to represent its members and allows us to stay abreast of market trends, actions and strategic issues.

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REAL Eggs a Natural Menu Fit

Top reasons to add REAL eggs to your menu? Download new white paper "The Incredible Edible Egg in School Meals: It's a Natural Fit."
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"Fed Up" Documentary Spotlights School Food
"Fed Up", a feature length documentary on childhood obesity, will open in select theaters nationwide and through video on demand starting on May 9. The film, which is highly critical of the food industry, contains a segment that negatively portrays foods and beverages sold in schools.
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Action Alerts: What are They and Why do They Matter to You?
Legislation that will impact your jobs on a daily basis is being formed right now so it is critical that you share your knowledge with your government officials. Stay tuned for Action Alerts from SNA -- sent to you at the times we believe your voice will have optimal impact.
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Jarrett J. Krosoczka, SNA and Random House Children's Books Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day!
On Friday, May 2nd, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular LUNCH LADY graphic novel series, is teaming up with SNA and Random House Children's Books to host the second annual School Lunch Hero Day, a celebration offering students nationwide an opportunity to give thanks to the school nutrition professionals who feed 30 million students every day.
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Host a Member of Congress and Win a Free Trip to LAC 2015!
As SNA prepares for Child Nutrition Reauthorization in 2015, we are encouraging our members to help promote school nutrition programs to their Members of Congress.
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ANC 2014: Huey Lewis and The News!
Grammy Award-winners, Huey Lewis and The News take center stage this summer when they perform at ANC's grand finale. You don't want to miss it!
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Winners of NSBW Art Contest Announced!
SNA received more than 750 entries in the National School Breakfast Week 2014 Art Contest, and three national winners have been selected by a panel of judges.
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SNA Joins Congressman Aderholt to Continue Discussion on Strengthening School Meal Programs
SNA participated with Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL) in school site visits to share in discussions with local nutrition program operators, school administrators and students in an effort to continue support for strengthening school meal programs.
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School Lunch Hero Day -- It's about You!
May 2, 2014 is School Lunch Hero Day! Will you be celebrating with your school nutrition staff, co-workers, and friends?
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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
4/30 - Unlock Your Menu Potential: Secrets to Whole Grain Success

5/7 - Making Cents of School Meals Programs

5/13 - SNA Member Forum

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

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Exams
5/30 - Dallas, TX
6/10 - Lansing, MI
6/11 - Mason, OH
6/16 - Colorado Springs, CO
6/16 - Post Falls, ID
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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