Yesterday, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) submitted comments on the indirect cost study as requested by the Federal Register notice (76 Federal Register 62341) published on October 7, 2011. SNA believes the results of the proposed study and the potential for additional regulatory proposals will go a long way toward identifying a fair and practical solution to this challenging financial problem. Direct costs are manageable and predictable and allow for responsible budgeting. However, indirect costs are not always controllable and predictable making it more difficult to budget properly.
SNA has also suggested the addition of three threshold questions to be added to the indirect cost study. These three questions are: (1) Who is the Respondent?, (2) What is the Time Frame for the Study?, and (3) Can SFAs Challenge or Appeal Indirect Cost Assessments?
The entire letter can be viewed here.
December 7, 2011—The United Fresh Foundation’s Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, which recognizes the foodservice industry’s most innovative produce performers, is seeking nominations for 2012. United Fresh will honor winning chefs in each of six categories, including K-12 Foodservice.
The winners in each category will receive complimentary airfare, accommodations and registrations to United Fresh 2012, to be held May 1-3 in Dallas. The winners will be honored at an awards banquet and participate in the education program at the conference to share their views on produce trends in foodservice. In addition, Pro*Act, LLC, the sponsor of the awards program, will make a donation to a charitable organization of each winner’s choice.
Nominations must be submitted by January 16, 2012. Nomination materials and information are available at www.unitedfresh.org/programs/foodservice_award.
For more information about the awards program, contact Miriam Wolk, United Fresh senior director of membership, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 303-3400, ext. 410.
United Fresh Foundation Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program
December 6, 2011 – SNA’s 2011 Fall Membership Drive was very successful, welcoming 2,313 new members this fall, 150 more members than the 2010 Fall Membership Drive. The membership campaign ran from August 1 to October 31, 2011.
Every year, the top recruiting states in each region are awarded with a complimentary one-year membership to the Association. The states receiving this award are as follows:
These states will be recognized in July at the Annual National Conference (ANC) in Denver, Colorado.
For questions regarding the Fall Membership Drive, contact Ellen Wilson, Director of Membership and Affiliate Services, at (800) 877-8822, ext. 119, or email@example.com.
This month on Tray Talk we are providing parents with MyPlate resources and healthy eating tips for the holiday season.
Many schools are also using MyPlate in nutrition education programs in the classroom, and they are finding ways to help parents promote nutritious choices at home.
The new Tray Talk video shows how Saint Paul Public Schools are promoting healthy eating choices and sharing healthy school meal recipes with parents to use at home.
Also, read the full story about the MyPlate resources and Saint Paul Public Schools amazing recipe sharing program at the Tray Talk Website - http://www.traytalk.org/homework-for-the-holidays-inspiring-healthy-habits/
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