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October 26, 2010

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Tell Congress – Pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization in November!

SNA Signs onto Letter Urging Congress to Pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization

USDA Requests Applications for Summer Food Service Program Projects

Tray Talk Features Success Story from Andover School District in Massachusetts

Apply Today for a 2010-2011 Winston Equipment Grant!

SNA Releases Two New Resources: Learning Center and Social Media Guide

SNA Legislative Action Center

Legislative Toolkit

Tell Congress – Pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization in November!

Send a letter to your Congressional Representatives today, telling them to pass S. 3307 when Congress returns to Washington after Election Day. The House of Representatives will hold a lame-duck session starting November 15th. This is the last opportunity for Child Nutrition Reauthorization to pass before the end of this Congressional session. Please see the link below for a suggested letter to send to your Member of Congress, asking them to vote for S. 3307.

We Our Kids Can’t Wait! Pass S. 3307 in November!

SNA Signs onto Letter Urging Congress to Pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization

SNA, along with many other organizations, has signed onto a letter urging Congress to pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization following the November elections. The letter, addressed to House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman George Miller, asks the House of Representatives to pass the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307) immediately upon Congress’ return in November. It also asks Congress to address the reduction in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and gaps in access to child nutrition programs in future bills. The letter does discuss concerns about using SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) funds to pay for the legislation, but it recognizes that the current bill has important improvements.

Congress will return to session on November 15. While the Senate passed S. 3307 in early August, the House of Representatives failed to pass the bill prior to recessing in October for the elections. The current Reauthorization Act will expire on December 3, 2010.

To view a copy of the letter, please visit the link below.

http://www.hungeractioncenter.org/network/

USDA Requests Applications for Summer Food Service Program Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requesting applications for projects that develop and test alternative methods of providing food for low-income children in rural and urban areas during the summer. The projects should test and evaluate enhancements to the current Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), home delivery and food backpack programs. States that are selected will be given funds to conduct demonstrations using food backpacks to provide meals to eligible children on days SFSP meals are not available. Selected states will also be required to develop strategies to deliver meals to eligible children in rural areas at a sustainable cost.

All applications are due by December 15, 2010 and can be submitted via hand delivery, mail, or through the federal grants website, www.grants.gov. To learn more about the demonstrations and the application process please visit the following link.

www.fns.usda.gov/ora/menu/DemoProjects/SummerFood/.htm

Tray Talk Features Success Story from Andover School District in Massachusetts

School nutrition professionals in Andover, Mass. have turned up the heat on their effort to serve healthier meals for students. New menu offerings include Caribbean beef stew, Greek salads, vegetable sushi roles, roasted butternut squash, and marinated black bean salad for school lunch. Check it out at www.traytalk.org.

SNA is still accepting school nutrition success story submissions at www.TrayTalk.org. This is the time to show off your school nutrition program’s unique accomplishments that parents should hear about. These can range from healthy, balanced school meals, to farm to school programs, nutrition education/wellness initiatives, alternative ways of serving meals and any other success story that may be relevant for parents. Remember that a picture tells a thousand words, so please submit a colorful close-up photo to accompany your success story. SNA will review the information and may publish it on the Tray Talk website or in other SNA materials.

Apply Today for a 2010-2011 Winston Equipment Grant!

Ten pieces of serious equipment for your school kitchen – that’s right, ten. Now in its fourth year, the Winston Industries Equipment Award Grant will provide equipment to one school district needing improvement of its kitchen facilities. The application is simple and online, just two short essays on the equipment challenges you’re facing and how receiving this grant could help. Basically, tell us your story! The deadline for applications is December 3, 2010, so be sure to apply today!

Click the link below for more information.
https://scholarselect.com/scholarships/1179--winston-equipment-award-grant-2010

SNA Releases Two New Resources: Learning Center and Social Media Guide

SNA recently released two new resources to help members promote their programs and get the most out of their professional development.

The Learning Center contains recordings of educational sessions from SNA's many conferences, webinars and podcasts in areas related to the standards of practice and indicators in the Keys to Excellence in School Nutrition Programs—Operations, Nutrition, Administration, and Communications & Marketing—that define nationally accepted standards for quality programs. You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain your certification and/or the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credential by viewing recorded education sessions and webinars or listening to podcasts. Available podcasts include free content on food safety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. You also can connect to SNA's School Nutrition University (SNU) and register for popular online courses, such as Healthy Edge and Marketing 101.

Released last week, Social School Lunch is an easy to use guide that can help get your school nutrition program involved in two of the most popular social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. This guide explains how to use Facebook and Twitter, offers guidance on creating a successful social media strategy for your school district, information on potential legal issues, and social media etiquette.

http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Blog.aspx?id=14594&blogid=622

Social School Lunch: A How-To Guide on Social Media for School Nutrition Programs (pdf)


 
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