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Deadline Extended to Submit Posters for SNA’s Child Nutrition Showcase

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March 14, 2013 – The deadline to submit a poster idea for SNA’s Child Nutrition Showcase Poster Session at this year’s Annual National Conference has been extended to March 22, 2013.

Visit to learn more about the Child Nutrition Showcase and submit a poster proposal.

If you feel there is something your program does well or if you have recently conducted research related to school foodservice or nutrition, show it off at SNA’s Child Nutrition Showcase Poster Session during the Annual National Conference in Kansas City, Mo., July 15-16. 

The Child Nutrition Showcase is a display of posters highlighting successful practices and research in school nutrition. This is a great opportunity to draw attention to some of the things happening in your program. Posters can address topics such as:

  • menu changes
  • food safety practices
  • marketing and customer service innovations
  • nutrition education initiatives
  • environmentally friendly practices, and more!

If you have any questions about the Child Nutrition Showcase, please send an email to

Wellness Impact Report Highlights the Importance of School Nutrition

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March 13, 2013 – New research highlights the vital importance of school nutrition and wellness.

The National Dairy Council, along with the GENYOUth Foundation, American College of Sports Medicine, and American School Health Association, collaborated to publish a research report which details the correlation between academic success and healthy school environments. The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success through Healthy School Environments addresses the key issues impacting students’ health and wellness: nutrition, physical activity, food insecurity, and more.

An executive summary of the report features tips on how to make the classroom a healthier place to be. The report encourages administrators, policymakers, and parents to make school wellness a priority.

There are three supplemental pieces to the report brief available—one for parents, one for administrators and one for students. Consider this research a valuable resource when communicating the importance of school meals with your key stakeholders: parents, school administrators, political representatives, members of the media, etc.

The report was produced with support funding from the Midwest Dairy Council. For a copy of the complete report, including references and other supporting materials, visit

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