SNA News Releases

Join in the Annual School Survey Today

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Milk is an important component of school meal programs. The School Nutrition Association, the National Milk Mustache “got milk?®” Campaign (MilkPEP), and the National Dairy Council ask you to take a few minutes to complete the Annual School Survey. The information collected in this survey is very important and will help us bring you effective programs that support your nutrition, foodservice and wellness goals. It’s easy. Complete the survey online at

After completing the survey, you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate (1 out of every 20 surveys win)! As an added incentive for completing the survey online, we will draw 2 grand prize winners from completed submissions who will each win a $100 American Express gift card.

Your completed survey must be received by February 28, 2013 to participate in the grand prize drawing. If you have any questions, please call Barb at Prime Consulting: 1-888-945-1155.

Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to sharing the results later this spring.

OFW Memo on Competitive Foods

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 On February 8, 2013, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a proposed rule entitled “Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” (the proposed rule). The proposed rule can be found at OFW has drafted a memo intended to provide background for the proposed rule, a detailed review of the proposed rule, and a discussion of how this rule compares with existing state and local standards, including the HealthierUS School Challenge Program offered by FNS. The proposed rule also proposes to codify a provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) that requires schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to make free potable water available to children in the place lunches are served during meal service. Public comments are invited for 60 days from the date of publication, with comments due April 9, 2013.
SNA members can log on to to access the OFW memo.

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