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NSBW 2013 Put the Spotlight on School Breakfast

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March 12, 2013 – On March 4-8, 2013, SNA members across the country recognized National School Breakfast Week. The 2013 theme, “Be a Star with School Breakfast” helped students understand how eating a healthy breakfast at school helps theme shine like their favorite stars. The campaign was created by SNA with the generous support of Kellogg’s Food Away from Home.

Check out a quick sample of some of the NSBW 2013 media coverage:
CBS Atlanta – Gwinnett County Schools
The Charlotte Observer – Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools
La Porte County Life – Michigan City Schools
ForsythNews.com – Forsyth County Schools
Examiner.com – Fulton County Schools
Rockdale Citizen – Rockdale County Schools

Remember, NSBW may be over, but there’s still time to send in your student’s “Whose Your School Breakfast Star?” Writing Contest entries. The deadline is March 31, 2013. To download the entry forms, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/nsbw. Please send entries to:

NSBW Writing Contest
School Nutrition Association
120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745

Send in Your “Be a Star with School breakfast” Photos!
Did you recognize NSBW in your district? SNA would appreciate a brief report of your activities and photos. Your promotion may be featured in the pages of the next NSBW review! Please send your NSBW photos and celebration stories to snmagazine@schoolnutrition.org or:

NSBW Wrap-Up
School Nutrition Association
120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745

Thank you for your continued hard work, creative efforts and overall dedication especially during National School Breakfast Week 2013!


SNA members at Florence City Schools in Alabama embraced the “Be a Star” theme!


“Who Dey,” the mascot of the Cincinnati Bengals, visited Cincinnati Public Schools in Ohio during breakfast to encourage healthy eating habits


“Be a Star” banner at Indian River County Schools in Florida

Submit Your District Profile and You Could Be the Next Winner!

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March 11, 2013 – A congratulation goes to Jeff Murphy of Dearborn (Mich.) Public Schools for being the first District Profile Contest Prize winner! He has won a $50 SNA Emporium gift card.

It’s not too late you for you to win, too! Click here to submit an up-to-date District Profile for your school nutrition program and you will:

  1. Be entered for a chance to win a $50 Emporium gift certificate on April 2nd;
  2. Be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad 2 on July 15th in the Grand Prize drawing; and
  3. Receive complimentary access to the District Profile Database

SNA’s District Profiles Database is an online tool that allows SNA members to view profiles of school nutrition programs. Over the past year, SNA has been working on a number of improvements to improve this tool including making it more user-friendly and updating the types of information in the database to reflect the changing regulations facing school nutrition programs.

See the complete 2013 District Profile Entry Prize Drawing Rules for more details on the prize drawings.

To learn more about SNA’s District Profile Database and for more details on the 2013 District Profile Entry Prize Drawing, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/districtprofiles.

Help Wanted: Board Nominations Now Open

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March 11, 2013 – Have you (or someone you know) considered taking the next step in your commitment as a school nutrition professional? SNA is seeking qualified candidates for its national Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. These leaders play an integral role in guiding the future of the Association, as well as the school nutrition profession as a whole. If you or a colleague is up for both the challenges and the rewards of leaders, it’s time to step forward!

Open positions on the Board of Directors for the Fall 2013 election include Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Northeast Regional Director, Northwest Regional Director, Southwest Regional Director, School Nutrition Employee/Manager Representative, State Agency Representative, Member Services Committee Chair and Nutrition Committee Chair. Representatives are also sought to serve on the SNA Nominating Committee from the Mideast, Midwest, Southeast and West regions. The positions will be elected in Fall 2013 and be installed at the 2014 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Boston.

To propose a name—including your own!—send an e-mail containing the nominee’s contact information to Nominating Committee Staff Liaison Jean Geraghty at jgeraghty@schoolnutrition.org. Submissions must be received by May 31, 2013. The Nominating Committee will meet in Kansas City, Mo., in July just prior to ANC 2013 to select the candidate slate.


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