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Connect with the Experts: Upcoming Webinar Wednesdays

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February 11, 2014 – SNA’s Webinar Wednesdays offers you the opportunity for professional development and education directly from subject matter no cost and all from the comfort of your office. Learn about the latest hot topics in school nutrition, presented with your needs in mind.

Take a look at the upcoming schedule, below:

NEW! Three-part Series on the Community Eligibility Provision
SNA, in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), will host a three-part webinar series on the new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

  • CEP Part 1: Making the Most of CEP (February 19, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST) Click here to register.
  • CEP Part 2: Eliminating School Meal Applications (March 26, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST) Click here to register.
  • CEP Part 3: Determining which Schools will be Eligible to Participate in CEP (April 2, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST) Click here to register.

Learn the Details of the Proposed Professional Standards from USDA (Monday, February 24, 2014 2:00-3:00 pm EST)
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 outlines the requirements for establishing professional standards for school food service directors, managers, staff and state agency nutrition directors. The new standards will be discussed, along with tips on how to implement them. Click here to register.

Engaging Your Audience with Proven Presentation Techniques (February 26, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST)
SNA, in partnership with Dr. Katie Wilson, executive director at the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) brings you presentation techniques to engage your audience. Click here to register.

Latest News in Effective School Food Allergy Management (March 12, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST)
SNA, in partnership with the National Peanut Board will provide the latest resources for effective food allergy management in schools. Click here to register.

USDA’s “Smart Snacks in Schools” Nutrition Standards (Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:00-3:15 pm EST)
SNA, in partnership with the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Child Nutrition Programs, will host nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools outside of a reimbursable meal, known as the “Smart Snacks in Schools” standards. Click here to register.

School Nutrition Focuses on High School Meal Operations

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February 10, 2014 – Each type of K-12 school nutrition operation—elementary school, middle school and high school—presents its own specific challenges and requires a unique set of expertise from school nutrition professionals. The February issue of School Nutrition, SNA’s award-winning flagship publication, focuses on school meal operations in high schools. School nutrition colleagues from across the country provide a sense of what’s involved in serving this customer group. Also included in this issue is a look at how schools are embracing Asian cuisine as a menu opportunity with flavorful, appealing and healthy items.

What are some of the high hopes and persistent pains related to the teen scene? “Taking on Today’s Teens” offers the perspectives of school nutrition professionals experienced in high school operations on topics such as whether nutrition messages may finally be taking hold for the long term, the length of lunch periods and marketing to this age group.

Interest in Asian cuisine among school-age customers is growing, and school nutrition operators are trying creative menu options such as orange chicken, teriyaki pork, Asian-inspired dishes with yellow rice, “kung fu tacos” and beyond. “Rising to the Occasion With Asian” explores the national interest in Asian cuisine and how school nutrition operations are incorporating this trend into their menus. Bonus Web Content: A number of food manufacturers and processors serving the K-12 market are responding to the growing demand for Asian-inspired ingredients and menu items. Check out a few of the products now available on the market, and don’t miss additional online-only recipes.

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School Nutrition—February 2014

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