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March 28, 2013
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  School Update 
  • Del. SNA chapter talks nutrition standards at conference
    About 400 school nutrition professionals recently attended the Delaware School Nutrition Association's 2013 Spring Conference, hosted by the Seaford School District's nutrition services department. Discussion during the event centered around new U.S. Department of Agriculture standards for school meals. Nutrition professionals also focused on efforts to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables for students -- with attendees taking a tour of a school garden. NewsZap/Southern Delaware (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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 Exercise + Smarter Snacking = Fit Pick
According to the CDC, children need an hour of aerobic exercise per day. Combined with healthy meals and snacks that meet Fit Pick 35-10-35 criteria, schools can create a healthy environment for better learning. CLICK HERE to get more information on Fit Pick 35-10-35 snacks.

  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • The growing popularity of protein
    Packaged food labeled as high in protein is gaining popularity with consumers who are seeking energy, satiety and muscle building. Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most Americans consume more protein than necessary, consumers see high-protein food as a healthful choice. The Wall Street Journal (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Research 
  • Canola oil is linked to less belly fat
    Researchers say high-oleic canola oil can reduce belly fat in adults when consumed in place of other oil. The study, presented at an American Heart Association event, found that adults who consumed such canola oil daily reduced belly fat by 1.6% over four weeks. (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Ill. district considers more time for lunch
    An Illinois school district is considering lengthening school lunch periods to 48 minutes from 25 minutes. Officials say the longer lunches will give students additional time to do homework, meet in study groups, schedule time with guidance counselors and complete other tasks. To make time for the longer lunch period, each class would be reduced by two minutes, among other measures. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (3/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SNA News 
  • ANC 2013 in the "Heart of the Nation"
    Register today for SNA's 2013 Annual National Conference (ANC), which will be held July 14 to 17 in the "Heart of the Nation," Kansas City, Mo. The event will once again bring together the school nutrition community for four days of informative and inspiring sessions, countless exhibits and unmatched networking opportunities, helping you get connected to the ideas and solutions you need to benefit your career, your program and your students. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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