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February 15, 2013
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  • Md. governor seeks greater investment in school breakfasts
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is seeking to expand the state's free school-breakfast program to an additional 56,896 students in the next school year. In his proposed budget, O'Malley has included an additional $1.8 million for the Maryland Meals for Achievement, which provides free meals for all students -- regardless of family income -- at eligible schools. Southern Maryland Newspapers Online (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  School Update 
  • Students turn the tables on school nutrition professionals
    In an elementary school in Ogden, Utah, school nutrition professionals prepare meals for students and then provide one-on-one reading instruction -- known as Cooks Books. However, on Valentine's Day, students turned the table on the nutrition professionals, saying "thank you" by taking the opportunity to serve them pizza. KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Heart-healthy fundraiser highlights talents of female chefs
    Five female chefs in Edmonton, Canada, wanted to raise the profile of women in restaurant kitchens while at the same time bringing light to inventive and nutritious eating. Together, they formed Taking it to Heart, a fundraiser planned for Feb. 25 where they will serve healthy, heart-friendly dishes that support the Edmonton Heart and Stroke Foundation. The Edmonton Journal (Alberta) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Research 
  • Demand grows for healthy children's snacks
    Healthy snacks for children from companies including Annie's Homegrown, GoGo squeeZ and Stonyfield Farm are selling well, as kids snack more often and parents become interested in making sure snacks are nutritious. "It's clear that there is a major opportunity for retailers already producing low sugar/fat/calorie items to branch off into a healthy kids offering," writes Matt Devine, chief marketing officer of Decas Cranberry Products. Progressive Grocer (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Seattle City Council may limit junk food in vending machines
    The Seattle City Council is considering legislation to require half of the food in vending machines in city buildings to be healthy. City Council member Richard Conlin said the proposal is all about employee wellness and giving workers a choice, but critics said a similar plan implemented in Seattle schools simply sent students off-campus to buy the snacks they preferred. The Seattle Times (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SNA News 
  • Enter to win a free registration to ANC 2013
    To emphasize the "ANC in the Heart of the Nation" theme for this summer's Annual National Conference, SNA is asking you to tell us what it is about working in school nutrition that you love. Share your thoughts and be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of three free registrations to ANC 2013, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., July 14 to 17. Visit the SNA website for rules and regulations. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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