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Join the Global Child Nutrition Foundation for the 2013 A Possible Dream Gala

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December 14, 2012 – Please join the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) on Monday, March 4, 2013, for the 10th annual A Possible Dream Gala. This special event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from the event will help GCNF to realize its vision, “A world in which hunger is not a barrier to children learning.

This year’s Gala will acknowledge the 2012 champions of school feeding. Arlene Mitchell, Deputy Director of Agricultural Development for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be presented with the prestigious Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition. In addition, GCNF will honor SNA’s Industry Member of the Year, Barbara Jirka, PhD, SNS, formerly Sr. Manager, Customer Marketing for McCain Foods, USA and currently with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services, as well as SNA’s Outstanding Director of the Year, Sheri Knutson, Student Nutrition Services Coordinator for Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

GCNF would be honored to reserve your attendance to this important industry event. Contact GCNF Senior Project Manager Erica Davies at (301) 686-3104 or with any questions.

GCNF thanks those companies who have already contributed to the 2013 Gala:

Champion of Children’s Dreams

  • Solae

Advocate for Children’s Dreams

  • American Beverage Association
  • Schwan’s Food Service, Inc.
  • Tetra Pak

Builder of Children’s Dreams

  • Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association
  • Monsanto Company
  • The Coca-Cola Company

State Association

  • Arizona School Nutrition Association

Also, if you haven’t yet registered for the for SNA’s 2013 Legislative Action Conference (LAC), taking place March 3-6, 2013, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, online registration is now open. To learn more about LAC 2013, including invited speakers, registration and hotel accommodations, visit

Fuel Up to Play 60 Sweepstakes Ends December 31st

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December 13, 2012 – Have you registered for Fuel Up to Play 60 yet? There’s still time to enter the Fuel Up to Play 60 sweepstakes before the December 31st deadline!

Between now and December 31st, when you register for Fuel Up to Play 60 and link to a school/district, you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a free SNA conference registration. Winners will be able to choose from:

  • Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) 2013 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Legislative Action Conference (LAC) 2013 in Washington, D.C.
  • Annual National Conference (ANC) 2013 in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) 2014, Location TBD

To sign up, visit For details and official rules, click here.

Signing up for Fuel Up to Play 60 is a great way to increase participation and obtain extra funding for your school nutrition program. There’s never been a better time to sign up—the deadline to apply for funds is January 15, 2013!

To learn more, visit

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