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Get in the Game This Year with Fuel Up to Play 60!

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Signing up for Fuel Up to Play 60 is a great way to increase participation and secure extra funding for your school nutrition program.

Want to get involved, but short on resources and time? The Fuel Up to Play 60 program includes different levels of involvement for school nutrition professionals. Regardless of your availability, budget, or time, there are plenty of ways to participate.

Check out the levels below, and visit to learn more. You can also download the toolkit to get started. Remember, there are always ways to help out and get in the game!

There’s never been a better time to register – if you sign up before December 31st, you’ll be entered to win a free SNA conference registration. Join today!

Fuel Up to Play 60: Levels of Involvement:

RoleWhat you will need to doWhy get involved?
Coach or
  • Organize and meet regularly with student team members to choose nutrition and activity "plays"
  • Share program goals and plays with school staff and administration
  • Work with state/regional dairy council affiliate staff to coordinate activities and grant writing
While being a Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor is the most time-intensive way to participate, it's also the most rewarding
Cheerleader or
  • Meet with students and Program Advisor to "cheer on" the nutrition plays chosen by team as needed
  • Provide information and background for nutrition activities as needed
  • Attend and publicize kick-off and other events throughout the year
This is a way to be involved in Fuel Up to Play 60 without managing all the details associated with being a Program Advisor. Every team needs cheerleaders!
Booster or
  • Meet with students and/or Program Advisor as necessary to complete nutrition plays
  • Assist team in finding necessary resources (people, equipment, etc.) for successful nutrition activities
  • Promote program throughout the district with a variety of groups and organizations
Being a Fuel Up to Play 60 Booster is perfect if your time is limited! You can participate when you are available and when your team really needs your support.

The Latest School Nutrition News in Your Inbox

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August 21, 2012 – Staying sharp as a school nutrition professional today means staying on top of what’s happening in districts around the country, as well as national news. Can’t find the time to browse for related articles? You don’t want to fall behind. Fortunately, there is a simple solution: Sign up to receive SNA SmartBrief and receive a summary of the news that really matters—delivered straight to your inbox each weekday.

This e-newsletter is an essential tool that will help you stay on top of the latest issues and trends affecting this market segment. Since its launch in late January, SNA SmartBrief already boasts 13,000 subscribers who depend on the daily brief to save time and keep current.

To help deliver this resource to SNA members and the school nutrition community, SNA has partnered with SmartBrief, Inc., an online media publishing company that gives readers in more than 25 industries a competitive edge by providing them with targeted news and information. Knowledgeable SmartBrief editors filter through thousands of news sources daily, handpicking and summarizing key articles and providing direct links to the original sources. In other words, SmartBrief does all the research and you get the latest news in your inbox, absolutely free.

To subscribe to SNA SmartBrief, visit and be added to the mailing list. While you’re at it, go ahead and share an issue of SNA SmartBrief with your school nutrition peers to spread the word and help them be in the know!

In addition, the Association will continue to provide its biweekly CN Direct e-newsletter, which highlights key stories, events and announcements specifically from the SNA website. To subscribe to CN Direct, click here.

ANC 2013: Calling All Experts!

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August 21, 2012 – Hurry, the September 30th deadline to submit your education session proposal for SNA’s 2013 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Kansas City, Mo., is fast approaching! SNA leadership and staff are already busy planning the 2013 “School Nutrition Event of the Year,” scheduled for July 14-17, 2013. A key component of that preparation is the development of educational offerings that showcase nutritional integrity as the core component, resulting in the highest-quality training and education sessions available for this profession.

At ANC 2013, educational programs, research “poster” sessions and pre-conference seminars and workshops will once again focus on a wide variety of school nutrition achievements, initiatives, trends and issues. We invite you to share your expertise and experience by submitting a presentation for consideration in the four key areas of the Association’s Keys to Excellence and Certification programs:

  • Operations
  • Nutrition
  • Administration
  • Communications & Marketing

This premier professional conference is your best chance to not only instruct and inform, but also to inspire operators working in the K-12 segment. And there are many additional benefits of presenting at ANC; including pre- and post-event promotion to 55,000 SNA members, onsite access to SNA members and vendors, professional networking opportunities and much more.

To submit your presentation for consideration, complete the “Call for Proposals” form, available online only at Note that the deadline is quickly approaching! Proposals must be received on or before September 30, 2012. If you have questions, please contact SNA at (800) 877-8822 for more information.

Related Links

ANC 2013 Call for Proposals

ANC 2012 Presentations

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