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Art Contest Winners

On June 16, 2014, in Contest, Events, General News, by Paula Wagner
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This years Art Contest Winners:   K-1: Madison Bunger – Wilcox Hildreth Schools Kathy Burr – Manager       2-4: Erin Avery – Wayne Public School Judy Poehlman  – Manager     5-8: Maria Rutledge – St Teresa’s School – Lincoln Rosie Polak Manager       9-12 : Tifphani Stratton  – Fairfield/Sandy Creek […]

A note from Nichole Westin

On May 21, 2014, in All News, Legislation, by Paula Wagner
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I wanted to inform you that last week, 45 Members of the House of Representatives signed onto a Dear Colleague letter sent to Secretary Vilsack requesting flexibility in key sections of the meal pattern.  The letter is attached and is similar to the action alert letters SNA has been sending out over the past few […]

URGENT SNA Request

On May 21, 2014, in All News, Legislation, by Paula Wagner
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SNA is drafting a response to today’s USDA Fact Sheet on HHFKA Implementation.  To help flesh out our “Myths vs. Truths” flyer, could you please provide any data that will helpful refute any of these points, especially the bullet point listed below?  Any data on cost increases, revenue losses, etc will help us better make […]

Apply for the Baxter Equipment for Education Grant

On May 16, 2014, in All News, Contest, Events, by Paula Wagner
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The School Nutrition Foundation is now accepting applications for the Baxter Equipment for Education Grant! Through a competitive grant process, Baxter Manufacturing will award one (1) OV310 Mini Rotating Rack Convection Oven (Electric or Gas) to a school district in need of improving its school meal kitchen facilities.  The award will also include: a stand […]

ACTION ALERT: Take Action to Protect School Meals

On May 16, 2014, in All News, Legislation, by Paula Wagner
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Since new nutrition standards for school meals took effect, more than one million fewer students choose school lunch each day. The majority of those leaving the National School Lunch Program are paying students, with a 15% decline in paid meal participation. School cafeterias face even greater hurdles this fall as the first sodium limits take […]

Winston Industries Equipment Grant Accepting Applications

On April 4, 2014, in All News, Contest, Events, by Paula Wagner
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The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is now accepting online applications for the Winston Industries Equipment Award Grant. This grant is given to one school district each year and provides the winning district with 10 pieces of equipment from Winston Industries, including holding cabinets, holding drawers and thermalizers. To apply for this scholarship, please complete the […]

LAC 2014 – What a Success!

On April 2, 2014, in All News, Legislation, by Paula Wagner
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Almost 900 school nutrition professionals came to Washington, DC for a fantastic 42nd Legislative Action Conference (LAC) on March 2-5, 2014. Conference highlights included a pre-con session on dream kitchens;  a USDA update during the snow storm; breakout sessions which ran the spectrum on topics from  Community Eligibility to Winning School Officials’ Support,  State Advocacy, […]

Apply for a SNF Scholarship Today!

On April 2, 2014, in All News, Events, by Paula Wagner
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Are you planning to or currently pursuing a degree in a school nutrition related field and could use some financial assistance? The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is now accepting applications online for its 2014 scholarships! All scholarships are open to current SNA members who want to learn and grow in their school nutrition careers. Applications […]

Bill would fund alternative school breakfasts

On February 26, 2014, in Legislation, by Paula Wagner
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 Sen. Bill Abery of Lincoln has introduced a bill to encourage more Nebraska students to eat breakfast. The hearing on LB834 February 24, 2014 at the Capitol went very well!  There were no opposers to the bill.  The story made the Washington Times.  Here is the link if you want to read it.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/24/alternative-breakfasts-for-neb-schools-supported/

Heart of the Program Award

On January 31, 2014, in All News, Contest, Events, General News, by Paula Wagner
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The Heart of the Program Award is designed to recognize the valuable program contributions of school nutrition employees who work with their manager in daily operations in preparing and serving appetizing and nutritious meals to children. School Nutrition and Child Care Employee staff members, excluding managers, may be nominated to win this award. Self-nominations will […]

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