February 5, 2014 – On February 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released proposed regulations on professional standards for all school nutrition employees.
The School Nutrition Association (SNA), representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals working in school cafeterias nationwide, has already mobilized a representative task force of SNA members to review the details of the proposed rule. The task force will assess the impact of the rule on school nutrition professionals and school meal programs, as well as gather extensive input from SNA members and craft SNA’s official comments in response to the rule.
USDA’s announcement can be found at this link. The proposed rule can be found here. SNA encourages members to review the rule and provide any comments, encouraging or critical in the comment field below. Final comments on the rule will be due on April 7, 2014.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has provided an executive summary to the rule. Please click here to review their summary.
February 4, 2014 – Are you ready for a wicked good time in Boston? Well, wait no longer...registration is now open for SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC), which will be held July 13-16, 2014, in Boston, Mass. ANC 2014 will bring together the school nutrition community in the historic “Cradle of Liberty” for four days of informative and inspiring sessions, countless exhibits and unmatched networking, and you don’t want to miss out!
SNA is pleased to announce that classically trained, award-winning actress Viola Davis will kick things off as this year’s Opening General Session keynote speaker. Davis will discuss her career and how overcoming adversities and preconceived restrictions have all contributed to reinforcing her abilities as an artist and becoming a stronger woman. Billy Shore, founder and chief executive officer of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit committed to ending childhood hunger in America, will speak at the Second General Session. Shore founded Share Our Strength in 1984 with his sister, Debbie, and a $2,000 cash advance on a credit card and since then has raised and invested more than $376 million in the fight against hunger.
Using his one-of-a-kind, high-energy performance and style, Aric Bostick, motivational speaker, trainer and author, will headline the final General Session on Wednesday, July 16. Bostick has spoken to more than a half-million people in nearly every industry, helping leaders and employees get “Fired Up!”
Of course, this is on top of everything else ANC has to offer, including more than 100 education sessions, 850 Exhibit Hall booths and countless networking opportunity among colleagues and industry members and a soon-to-be-announced final event! With all ANC 2014 has to offer, you can’t afford to procrastinate. Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/anc2013 to take advantage of the early-bird rate today. Be a part of history at ANC 2014 in Boston!
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