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Webinar for New SNA Members

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January 16, 2014 – Join SNA for a new member webinar on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 2:00 pm ET. This webinar will connect you to the many SNA benefits and essential tools for your continued professional development. You'll also gain valuable insight into the array of programs, resources and services that are available to you through your membership with SNA.

Take advantage of this free program and get the most out of your membership. This webinar is open to all new SNA members. No CEUs are awarded for participating.

To participate, click here. This webinar will be recorded and posted to www.schoolnutrition.org/webinars.

Grants Available from the B.E.N. Center

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January 16, 2014 – The Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (the B.E.N. Center) recently announced a new award program to support research involving the possible applications of behavioral economics to the improvement of the food choices American children make at school as participants in USDA's National School Lunch Program.

The Center will award $150,000 and will support 5-12 proposals ranging from $5,000-$40,000.

A short letter of intent is due by 12:00 am (midnight) on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Invited applicants will be notified by Monday, February 3, 2014. Invited full proposals will be due by Monday, March 17, 2014 with projects beginning no earlier than June 2, 2014. Proposals selected for funding will be notified by Monday, April 21, 2014.

To learn more about the B.E.N. Center’s Small Grants Program, including the scope of research funded, click here.

Call for Posters: School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase

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January 15, 2014 – Is there something you think your program does well? Have you recently conducted research related to school foodservice or nutrition? Show it off at SNA’s School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase Poster Session during the 2014 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Boston, Mass., July 14-15, 2014.

The School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase is a display of posters highlighting best practices and research in school nutrition. This is a great opportunity to draw attention to some of the things happening in your program. Posters can address topics such as:

  • menu changes
  • food safety practices
  • marketing and customer service innovations
  • nutrition education initiatives
  • environmentally friendly practices, and more!

Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/snshowcase to learn more about the School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase and submit a poster proposal. The deadline to submit a poster idea is March 15, 2014. If you have any questions about the School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase, please contact the SNA Service Center at (800) 877-8822.


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