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Healthy Edge Course to be Sunset April 30, 2013

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April 2, 2013 – The Healthy Edge course is being sunset because the content is outdated and no longer meets the SNA Certification requirements for nutrition core courses, due to several changes in resourced information and regulatory changes such as the new meal pattern.

Background:

  • Healthy Edge was originally developed by the School Nutrition Foundation and previously updated through resources from program donors and sponsors.
  • With the growing availability of no cost nutrition courses to SNA members that meet the nutrition core course requirement, the decision was made not to update Healthy Edge.

If you are an online course user:

  • The online course is no longer available for new registrants.
  • Individuals currently registered for the online course have until July 1, 2013, to complete all associated modules.
  • SNA will accept your certificate of completion as applicable nutrition education documentation for certification if issued on or before July 1, 2013.

If you are a SNA Certified Trainer or State Affiliate:

  • SNA Certified Trainers or state affiliates who are currently scheduled to offer Healthy Edge beyond April 30 will need to contact SNA's Certification & Credentialing Manager, Miles Truax, at mtruax@schoolnutrition.org to discuss details.
  • Unless previously authorized, attendee certificates of completion will not be accepted as applicable nutrition course documentation if issued after April 30, 2013.

Other nutrition education course options:

  • Individuals interested in taking a nutrition core course, and trainers who wish to offer such courses, can find a list of approved nutrition core courses posted on SNA's website.
  • SNA will continue to update trainers as new information is available.

Only Two STEPS Challenges Left!

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April 1, 2013 – It may be the home stretch of year one of the STEPS Challenge, but it’s not too late to register and start participating. Click here to sign up and participate in the final challenges. If you’ve been participating in STEPS all year, make sure to finish strong with the program by participating in the final two challenges of year one, for April and May.

  • The April challenge (begins Monday, April 1), Gobble Up Guilt-Free Dinners, encourages you to pick lean sources of protein at mealtime. All month long, you’ll earn points for choosing including fish, turkey, chicken breast, tofu, soy and other lean cuts of meat over higher fat ground beef, bacon, pork, or steak.
  • The May challenge (begins Wednesday, May 1), Minimize Your Screen Time, is all about swapping time with your TV, laptop, or tablet for physical activity. Whether you’re taking a walk, playing with the kids, or even doing chores around the house, ditch your screens and get moving!

To learn more about the challenges and download your tracking sheets for April and May, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/steps. If you haven’t started participating yet, it’s not too late—STEPS will continue for the 2013-14 school year: year two officially launches at ANC Kansas City in July. Stay tuned for more details!


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