The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), in partnership with the School Nutrition Association (SNA), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), is hosting a FREE Webinar Wednesday with a webinar entitled: “The New School Meal Patterns: What You Need to Know.” The archive of the webinar is posted below.
Since January 2011, when USDA issued proposed meal patterns calling for more produce and whole grains and less sodium and calories in school meals, school nutrition professionals have eagerly awaited the final regulations and clarity on what changes they must make to school menus to meet the new standards. During this webinar, members will learn what the final regulation entails, and how the new standards differ from current requirements.
The webinar is moderated by Cindy Brooks, Chair of the School Nutrition Association Public Policy & Legislation Committee with guest speakers Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, Dr. Janey Thornton, PhD, SNS, Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services at USDA; and Melissa Rothstein, Deputy Director, Child Nutrition Programs at USDA.
- Participants will learn what makes up the final regulation of the new school meal patterns
- Participants will learn how the new meal pattern standards differ from the current meal pattern standards
View Archived Presentation:
Download Video Presenation Here
Questions and Answers on the Final Rule - http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/Policy-Memos/2012/SP10-2012osr6.pdf
Meal pattern chart - http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/dietaryspecs.pdf
Timeline - http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/implementation_timeline.pdf
PowerPoint slides used in the webinar (pdf)
Proof of Attendance/CEU Form (pdf)
School Nutrition Association Public Policy and Legislation Committee Chair
Director of Seymour School District
White House Assistant Chef &
Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives
Dr. Janey Thornton, PhD, SNS
Deputy Under Secretary
Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
Deputy Director, Child Nutrition Programs USDA