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January 9, 2013
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  • SNA chapter hosts taste test for school nutrition professionals
    The New York School Nutrition Association recently hosted a seminar in which school nutrition professionals from about 98 schools were invited to taste dishes that could be served in school cafeterias. The nutrition professionals said they were looking for meals that tasted good and were compatible with new federal meal standards. "We're always looking at what's new, innovative out there that the kids will enjoy and is kid friendly, healthy, nutritious and it also meets regulations," Karen Bronson-Clark, foodservice director, said. WHEC-TV (Rochester, N.Y.) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
New school lunch requirements include adding more beans.
Kids will soon eat more nutritious meals at school. New regulations and incentives, as well as a new voluntary program, provide the opportunity to see how beans can make the school lunch menu healthier. Click here to get great kid-friendly bean recipes, like our Pinto Cheeseburger Sliders, and see why kids give beans a thumbs up.
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  • Mediterranean cuisine offers big flavor, maximum nutrition
    In her Mediterranean cuisine class at the Culinary Institute of America, assistant professor Lynne Gigliotti introduces students to exotic ingredients such as preserved lemon and pomegranate molasses that are not only packed with flavor but are much healthier than many American ingredients. "The fact it is so healthy in comparison to the way we generally eat here in the United States is a big draw for me, and I have been attracted to this region in my cooking for many years," said Gigliotti, who once owned a Mediterranean restaurant in Atlanta. Poughkeepsie Journal (N.Y.) (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study: Children still spend too much idle time in front of screens
    U.S. researchers looked at 1,218 6- to 11-year-olds included in the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that only 38.3% met both daily physical-activity and screen-time recommendations. More than 70% of respondents got the recommended 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily, while 53.5% had screen time of two or fewer hours per day, according to the study in JAMA Pediatrics. Education Week/Schooled in Sports blog (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • New customizable backpack brochure now available
    SNA is now offering a new customizable brochure containing more information about the new meal pattern, MyPlate and the benefits of eating as a family. This is a perfect tool to help remind parents about the healthy options being offered in your cafeteria each day. Visit the SNA website to download the new brochure. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SNA's PR resources to help you promote your program
    Start spreading the word out about the healthy options in your cafeteria today! Visit this website for brand-new PR resources to reach parents, administrators and the media. These members-only resources include the New Meal Pattern PR Toolkit, tools to reach administrators, media tips and talking points, backpack brochures, social media guide and more. These resources are designed to help you share your message with your most important audiences. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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