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February 7, 2013
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Daily news about school nutrition

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  • Physician: New school-snack guidelines will benefit students
    Recent studies show that students in school districts that have restricted access to junk food and sugar-sweetened beverages on campus consume fewer calories than students in schools without such policies, physician Ayala Laufer-Cahana writes. She concludes that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's efforts to roll out new guidelines for snacks, beverages and a la carte items sold in schools will have a positive effect on students and national childhood-obesity rates. The Huffington Post/The Blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  School Update 
  • "Where are the Snickers?"
    In several Colorado school districts, students are asking where their favorite candy bars have gone. District officials have swapped out candy and fried snacks for healthier options in many schools, and while some say that revenue from school vending machines has declined since the change to healthier options, officials say the focus is on providing healthy food for students -- not making money. Education News Colorado (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • All about digestion and metabolism
    Many people mistakenly believe their rate of digestion is linked to their rate of metabolism, when they really are separate bodily processes, says dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman. Digestion is measured by transit time and refers to how the body breaks down food and disposes of waste through the gastrointestinal tract, while metabolism, measured by calories expended, is the process by which cells use energy derived from that food. U.S. News & World Report/Eat+Run blog (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

  Trends & Research 
  • Study: Nutrition deficits, autism often coincide
    The odds of having nutritional deficiencies and feeding problems were five times higher among children with autism spectrum disorder than in those without the condition, a study showed. Researchers reported in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders that children with autism had substantially lower calcium and protein intake, and were at greater risk for long-term health problems. (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  SNA News 
  • Closing session at this year's Legislative Action Conference
    Join SNA for this year's Legislative Action Conference (LAC), March 3 to 6 in Washington, D.C., and take part in the Closing General Session. This session will feature a discussion on the recent election and expectations for the 113th Congress. Don't forget that February 15th is the last day to save on your registration with the regular rate discount. After that date, all registrations received will be charged at the onsite rate Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GCNF's 10th annual A Possible Dream Gala
    Held in conjunction with LAC each year, the Global Child Nutrition Foundation's (GCNF) A Possible Dream Gala is a special evening that celebrates the champions of child nutrition. On March 4th, join GCNF to recognize Arlene Mitchell, the recipient of the Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition. Proceeds from the evening will allow GCNF to provide technical assistance to countries working to develop school feeding programs. Visit the GCNF website to learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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