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  • Event gives lawmakers a taste of school foodservice
    Joannie Miller, public policy and legislative chair for the School Nutrition Association of Louisiana and director of child nutrition programs in her district, recently hosted legislators during Legislative Shadowing Week. The event was intended to give legislators and others a firsthand view of foodservice, eating with students and -- in some cases serving them -- to make informed decisions about school meals. The Daily News (Bogalusa, La.) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  School Update 
  • Colo. school districts make employee wellness a priority
    Colorado school districts are hiring wellness coordinators, offering free exercise classes and preventive health screenings, and opening an employee clinic as the emphasis on student health expands to include teachers and staff. Kaiser Permanente, which provides health care for employees in 83 Colorado districts, is working on new programs specifically for schools, where teachers and staff often are not sitting at a desk all day and have wellness needs that are different from other professions. Education News Colorado (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Taste the New Standards: 11 New Poultry Products
New regulations for school meal patterns mean new challenges. Fortunately, for Tyson it means an opportunity to develop new products. Tyson Foods has made it easier for you to deliver nutritious, yummy products that meet and exceed government guidelines starting now with 11 new chopped and formed poultry products that are Kid Tested Kid Approved®!
  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • New Ulm, Minn., wellness project shows positive results
    Halfway through a 10-year "Heart of New Ulm" project to improve the Minnesota community's cardiovascular health, data show lower rates of high blood pressure and cholesterol, a stable obesity rate, and a small drop in weight across the population. The project has broad community support and data is tracked using electronic medical records at New Ulm Medical Center, where more than 90% of the 13,000 residents get their health care. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Research 
  • Children prefer their vegetables cooked just right
    Children were more likely to prefer their vegetables being cooked for a medium amount of time rather than being cooked for shorter or longer periods, Australian researchers found. They noted that flavor and texture likely influenced children's taste preference. The study will be published in the journal Food Quality and Preference. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SNA News 
  • Chicago Sun-Times features article by SNA President Sandra Ford
    The Chicago Sun-Times recently featured a special "Youth Empowerment" publication featuring an article by SNA President Sandra Ford. "Students are Making Healthier Choices in their School Cafeterias" reports on new nutrition standards for school meals and how school nutrition professionals are encouraging students to try healthier menu options. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Share your expertise at SNA's Legislative Action Conference
    SNA's 2013 Legislative Action Conference, March 3 to 6, is your best opportunity to hear directly from representatives from USDA, as you continue to navigate operational challenges related to the new meal pattern regulation. You will also have the opportunity to share your unique expertise with elected officials during your visit to Capitol Hill and during the special Hill Reception. The last day to register and receive the regular rate discount is tomorrow, February 15th. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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