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SNF's “Back to School with the New Meal Pattern – Commonly Asked Questions and Answers” Archive Available

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September 17, 2012 – If you were unable to join the School Nutrition Foundation for their webinar on Wednesday, September 12th, a recording of “Back to School with the New Meal Pattern – Commonly Asked Questions and Answers” is now on the SNA website. During this webinar, USDA staff answered many questions that SNA members have had in regards to the new meal pattern. Discussions ranged from age/grade groups to using existing inventory.

Dr. Janey Thornton, SNS, welcomed members to the webinar followed by nearly an hour of questions and answers with staff of USDA’s Child Nutrition Division.

To access the recording, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/webinars, and follow the archive link to “Back to School with the New Meal Pattern – Commonly Asked Questions and Answers.”

Share Your Comments on Meal Pattern Implementation Progress

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September 17, 2012 – As school districts across the nation work to meet the new meal pattern requirements, SNA is creating a new forum for school nutrition professionals to discuss implementation of the new standards, celebrate successes and share ideas for overcoming challenges. SNA is inviting members to post comments below. Tell us what is working in your cafeterias, which changes are a more difficult sell, any feedback you’ve received from students or parents, and your successful tips for smoothing the transition. Learn from your colleagues, benefit from positive ideas from other parts of the country, and share your experience.

SNA will follow the conversation as we continue to collect comments and feedback from members to share with our colleagues at USDA. And don’t forget to visit www.schoolnutrition.org/mealpattern for SNA’s meal pattern implementation tools. We continue to update this site with the latest news and resources from SNA and USDA to help you understand and meet the new requirements.

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Meal Pattern Resource Center


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