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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
A reminder that the Competitive Food Comment
Period is coming to a close on April 9, 2013. Get
your comments in!!
Help us in providing healthy school meals each day.
Senators and Member of Congress and ask them to
cosponsor S. 427 or H.R.
1303. For a form letter that you can send or revise
and send, click
|Introducing your 2012 - 2013
Maine SNA President
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “The School Day Just
Got Healthier” campaign in underway!
This school year, there will be great, healthy changes to school meals,
and we want to make sure that parents, students, and schools are
ready for those changes – and we need your help!
Click here for the letter from USDA to the Northeast
Offer VS Serve
Safety in the Kitchen
Contact Ellen Demmons for more information
Registration is open for three upcoming training sessions at the
National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) in Oxford,
Once again, NFSMI is offering training sessions at the Institute in
Oxford, Mississippi that will help you make the most of your travel
All child nutrition professionals can attend one or all of the NFSMI
training sessions offered during the last week of December.
Registration and participant materials are free for each session.
Registration is simple. Sign up online, fax, or mail your registration
form to NFSMI. Space is limited, so reserve your seat early.
Inventory Management/Norovirus/Meeting Children's Special Food &
Nutrition Needs – April 10-11
NFSMI delivers training on a wide range of topics for child nutrition
program professionals working in school nutrition and child care
settings. To learn more about what NFSMI can do for you, or to ask
questions about these training sessions, call 800-321-3054 to speak
to a member of the training team or go to www.nfsmi.org.