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SNA Submits Comments on Proposed School Meal Standards

June 24, 2014

SNA has submitted comments to the US Department of Agriculture in response to the department’s proposed rule outlining new nutrition standards for school meals. 


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SNA President Attends Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Signing Ceremony

June 24, 2014

SNA President Nancy Rice joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in celebrating the passage of S. 3307, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.


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SNA Partners with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Initiative

June 24, 2014

DianePratt Heavner703 576 7526dpratt heavner@schoolnutrition.orgSNA Partners with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Initiative  SCHOOL NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS COMMIT TO NEW NUTRITION PROGRAMS AND GOALS   NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (February 9, 2010) – The School Nutrition Association (SNA), representing 55,000 school


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SNA Applauds President Obama’s Proposed $1 Billion Increase for Child Nutrition Programs

June 24, 2014

DianePratt Heavner703 739 9300124dpratt heavner@schoolnutrition.orgSNA Applauds President Obama’s Proposed $1 Billion Increase for Child Nutrition ProgramsAs Congress Prepares to Reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act President and First Lady’s Support Emphasizes Need NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (February 1, 2010) – Following the release of


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Food Safety a Priority for School Nutrition Programs

June 24, 2014

DianePratt Heavner301 686 3100124media@schoolnutrition.orgFood Safety a Priority for School Nutrition ProgramsNATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (December 16, 2009) – Through strict food safety procedures and employee training, school nutrition programs maintain an excellent food safety record.  The School Nutrition Association (SNA) and


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Dan Glickman to Receive 2010 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition

June 24, 2014

PaulAlberghine301 686 3100126palberghine@schoolnutrition.orgDan Glickman To Receive 2010 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child NutritionNATIONAL HARBOR, Md., October 28, 2009 – The 2010 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition will be awarded to Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary


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SNA Releases 2014 Position Paper

March 11, 2014

January 15, 2014 – The School Nutrition Association (SNA), a national non-profit representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals, has released its 2014 Position Paper, which outlines the Association’s advocacy efforts.


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Grain Protein Limits for School Meals Permanently Lifted

March 11, 2014

January 2, 2014 – School Nutrition Association (SNA) members applaud the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new rule to permanently eliminate overly restrictive weekly limits on the grains and proteins served with school meals.


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SNA Comments on Competitive Food Rule

March 11, 2014

June 27, 2013 – The US Department of Agriculture has released an interim final rule to establish nutrition standards for “competitive” foods and beverages sold in school a la carte lines, vending machines and snack bars during the school day.


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School Nutrition Association Submits Comments on Proposed Competitive Food Regulations

March 11, 2014

March 25, 2013 – The School Nutrition Association (SNA) has submitted comments in response to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed regulations to establish nutrition standards for “competitive” foods and beverages.


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School Nutrition Association Endorses the Bipartisan School Nutrition Flexibility Act

March 11, 2014

March 21, 2013 – The School Nutrition Association (SNA) has endorsed H.R. 1303, the School Nutrition Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation introduced yesterday by Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH). H.R. 1303 would permanently eliminate weekly maximums on grains and proteins served with school meals.


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School Nutrition Professionals Discuss New Nutrition Standards and Assess Challenges at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference

March 11, 2014

March 3, 2013 – Approximately 1,000 school nutrition professionals from across the nation have gathered in Washington, D.C. for School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 41st annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC).


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