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|Check out our CALENDAR page for
new events & forms!
New Regulations Released
Click here for USDA information
New Links on our Resources Page!
Michelle Obama's New Chef to Schools Coalition
Now you can register your school to sign up for the Chefs to
Schools program. You can count on menu ideas, recipes and
training. Bring positive ideas into your program that parents
and school staff will love.
Visit the new Chefs to Schools website for more information
You Tube video - Hunger Hits Home
|DO THE NEW USDA REGULATIONS MAKE SENSE TO
So you've heard about the changes that are
coming down the pike, but do you really know what it means
to your program? SNA has put together a comparison of the
old regulations and the new that makes it easier to decipher
than reading th 280 page document. We've posted it here for
Click here to download the document in pfd form.
MSNA conference planners are already working to make the
FALL conference a success. Save the date!
Food Insecurity article from USDA
Under Secretary Concannon Cites Important Role of Nutrition Assistance Programs as U.S.
Economy Recovers from Recession
Do you have any photos of your program that you would like others to see? Email
If you are a Maine SNA member
there is a new resource on the SNA website.
It is a sample letter to parents explaining the new meal pattern. Log into the National
SNA website, click on Publications, Tray Talk and you will see "NEW" Sample letter
to parents about the new meal pattern.
|Two week cycle breakfast and lunch menus
that will meet the new meal patterns as well as the nutrient analyses for the
menus. This project was to demonstrate how dairy, including flavored milk,
cheese and yogurt, may be included in school menus and meet nutrition
guidelines. These menus are now posted on the NDC website in the School
Nutrition section under Child Nutrition tab or click here here for
|New Meal Pattern Compliance Q & A
Click here for document
FARM TO SCHOOL GRANTS OF
UP TO $100,000
FROM THE USDA
SEE OUR GRANTS PAGE
SAVE THE DATE!!!
THE FALL CONFERENCE WILL BE
BANGOR CROSS INSURANCE
OCTOBER 17-18, 2014
We are pleased to share the names of the ten Scholarship Winners that won a free registration to
the SNA National Conference in Boston in July. Thank-you to all 32 of you who put in an
We are hoping that our scholarship winners will share some of what they saw and heard at the
National Conference with all of us at the Maine Fall Conference in Bangor October 17th and 18th.
Sarah Platt--Augusta Schools
Wendy Collins--Kittery Schools
Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro--Windam/Raymond schools (RSU 14)
Laura Pineo--Skowhegan schools (RSU 54)
Tina Fabian--Waterville Schools (AOS 92)
Sheila Merrick--Berwick Schools (MSAD 60)
Yvette Tremblay--St. James School in Biddeford
Gail Griffin--Poland Schools (RSU 16)
Daniell Ross--So. Portland Schools
Wendy Buzzell--Bonny Eagle Schools (RSU 6)
Check our the latest memo on Sharing Aggregate Data
|Introducing your 2013 - 2014
Maine SNA President
School isn't just for the kids!
Did you know you don't have to leave home
Are you short credits for recertification?
You can get last minute continuing education
credits through The National School Food
Service Management Institute in Oxford,
Mississippi. They are now offering online
classes and webinars.
Don't think for a moment that you don't have
time. They recommend only taking 10-15
minutes at a time to work on a class. You pick
up where you left off the next time you long in.
If you haven't checked out the site in awhile,
you really should!!
Check out the online classes here.