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Take Time to Recognize NSBW!

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February 12, 2014 – National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) begins March 3rd. Will you recognize “Take Time for School Breakfast” in your cafeteria?

Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/nsbw to download all of the free celebration tools, like:

  • Handouts for kids and parents
  • A toolkit full of easy ideas to recognize NSBW
  • Images and logos for your menus, tray liners and website, too!
  • NSBW sweepstakes form—enter to win over 700 free stickers for your students!
  • And much, much more!

Don’t forget, you can purchase NSBW merchandise like t-shirts, balloons, aprons, buttons and more at http://emporium.schoolnutrition.org.

Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/nsbw today to get started planning your promotion!

Latest Journal Issue Examines the Impact of Wellness Policies

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February 12, 2014 – Interested in reading about the experiences and observations of other school nutrition operators? Be sure to check out The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, SNA’s peer-reviewed research journal published twice a year. The exclusively digital publication features research articles on topics critical to the successful operation of school meal programs.

One of the articles from the Fall 2013 issue, “Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in Middle School Students Following the Implementation of a School District Wellness Policy” by Kathleen D. Young, MS; Anastasia Snelling, PhD, RD; Maya Maroto, EdD, RD; and Katherine A. Young, MPH, details a study in which a large urban school district implemented a school wellness policy that required schools to increase health education and physical education contact hours for students and to improve the nutritional standards of school meals. The study measured the consumption patterns of fruits and vegetables of middle school students following this implementation.

To view this article, click here. To read the entire Fall 2013 issue, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/jcnm.

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“Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in Middle School Students Following the Implementation of a School District Wellness Policy”

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Connect with the Experts: Upcoming Webinar Wednesdays

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February 11, 2014 – SNA’s Webinar Wednesdays offers you the opportunity for professional development and education directly from subject matter experts...at no cost and all from the comfort of your office. Learn about the latest hot topics in school nutrition, presented with your needs in mind.

Take a look at the upcoming schedule, below:

NEW! Three-part Series on the Community Eligibility Provision
SNA, in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), will host a three-part webinar series on the new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

  • CEP Part 1: Making the Most of CEP (February 19, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST) Click here to register.
  • CEP Part 2: Eliminating School Meal Applications (March 26, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST) Click here to register.
  • CEP Part 3: Determining which Schools will be Eligible to Participate in CEP (April 2, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST) Click here to register.

Learn the Details of the Proposed Professional Standards from USDA (Monday, February 24, 2014 2:00-3:00 pm EST)
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 outlines the requirements for establishing professional standards for school food service directors, managers, staff and state agency nutrition directors. The new standards will be discussed, along with tips on how to implement them. Click here to register.

Engaging Your Audience with Proven Presentation Techniques (February 26, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST)
SNA, in partnership with Dr. Katie Wilson, executive director at the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) brings you presentation techniques to engage your audience. Click here to register.

Latest News in Effective School Food Allergy Management (March 12, 2014, 2:00-3:15 pm EST)
SNA, in partnership with the National Peanut Board will provide the latest resources for effective food allergy management in schools. Click here to register.

USDA’s “Smart Snacks in Schools” Nutrition Standards (Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:00-3:15 pm EST)
SNA, in partnership with the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Child Nutrition Programs, will host nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools outside of a reimbursable meal, known as the “Smart Snacks in Schools” standards. Click here to register.


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