Dole Flash Mob Contest
Congratulation to North Powder Charter School on their First Place win!
Watch our own Board Member Vicky Brown in her lunchroom with her Food Corp Gal and the 5th grade students as they carried out a flash mob in their old basement lunchroom before they moved to their new kitchen and lunchroom.
You can view the video below!
May 8, 2013
Support Legislation in the House and Senate!
Action Alert for Proposed Legislation in Senate and House
We’d like to remind you to help us in providing healthy school meals each day. If you haven’t already, please contact your Senators and Member of Congress and ask them to cosponsor S. 427 or H.R. 1303 or express support to your Representative or Senators if they have already signed on. For a form letter that you can send or revise and send, click here.
As you might know, Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), Max Baucus(D-MT), Dan Coats (R-IN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), James Inhofe (R-OK), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Thune (R-SD), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced S. 427, the “Sensible School Lunch Act,” which would amend the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) by eliminating the weekly maximums for grains and meat/meat alternates. SNA staff worked with Senator Hoeven’s staff on drafting the legislation, which would permanently resolve the first point on SNA’s 2013 Legislative Issue Paper. The full text of S. 427 can be found here.
Also, the following Members of Congress have also become cosponsors of a similar bill in the House which was introduced by Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH) recently. Other cosponsors include: Mark Amodei (R-NV), Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Sam Graves (R-MO), Doc Hastings (R-WA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Robert E. Latta (R-OH), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Alan Nunnelee (R-MS), Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Steven Pearce (R-NM), Collin Peterson (D-MN), Thomas E. Petri (R-WI), Ted Poe (R-TX), Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), Jim Renacci (R-OH), David P. Roe (R-TN), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Aaron Schock (R-IL), Bill Shuster (R-PA), Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Frederica Wilson (D-FL). This bill will make the USDA revisions to grains and protein permanent. Read the text of H.R. 1303 here.
Please click here to reach out to your Senators and House Member, asking them to cosponsor S. 427 or H.R. 1303.
Recruit 5 or more new members
between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014 to be
entered into a drawing to win
a Grand Prize trip to Miami, Florida,
or 1 of 7 registrations to
SNA’s 2015 Annual National Conforence(ANC).
Follow the link for more information on
SNA Comments on Competitive Foods
Please find attached the official SNA comments on Competitive Foods. As you all know, the official comment period does not close until April 9, 2013. We are encouraging everyone to submit their own comments that best reflect the potential impact of your own schools. Please feel free to utilize SNA’s comments as a basis for yours if desire. To submit your own comments, please visit regulations.gov.
To help encourage SNA members to submit comments, SNA is hosting a sweepstakes for which two members will receive a trip for two to LAC 2014. Information on the sweepstakes can be found here. Please let me know if you have any questions.
I have also included the most up to date version of the competitive foods policies found in the states. If there are any changes that need to be made to the document, please let me know ASAP as we will be publicizing them shortly.
Finally, in an effort to keep our information up to date, please let me know if you are still one of the legislative policy people for your state affiliate and if not, who is the best contact person.
Director of State Legislative Affairs, School Nutrition Association, 120 Waterfront St. Suite 300, National Harbor, MD 20745, Phone: 301.686.3100 (x 101), Fax: 301.686.311, email@example.com
The following link gives a summary by State of the guidelines. Competitive FoodsUpdate 1-2013
The following link give is the information shared to us by Janet Beer at the OSNA Conference in Salem. Legislative Action Conference Power Point with contact information.
It was a great conference OSNA Annual Conference
this weekend at the
in Salem Watch for Pictures soon!
USDA Eliminates Weekly Grain and Protein Maximums for 2012-13 School Year
During USDA’s annual State Agency Meeting, hosted by SNA, USDA officials announced the release of new guidance which eliminates the weekly maximums for grains and proteins under the new meal pattern for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Calorie maximums for school meals will remain in place. USDA has not announced whether these new flexibilities will continue into the 2013-14 school year, but officials indicated they will continue to assess the requirements over the coming months. USDA also indicated that new guidance on breakfast requirements will be released soon.
Click here to access the guidance pertaining to grains and proteins, and to read comments from SNA President Sandra Ford, SNS.
Join us for our Monthly Mini Grant opportunities. One grant is awarded on the first of each month to a school for equipment or cash to promote healthy eating at school. I attached the flyer that was recently mailed for reference. More information and the on-line application are available at www.oregondairycouncil.org/FUTP60
Click for more information on the Mini Grant Flyer.
ENTER THE CHALLENGE!
K-12 schools – Enter the Whole Grains Challenge before Nov 1 to win great prizes.Click here!
Would you like to get involved in the new WGC Kicks Off 6th Annual Whole Grains Challenge?
For more information about the Whole Grains Challenge, please visit:
Director of Food and Nutrition Strategies
Oldways / The Whole Grains Council
617-896-4820 • firstname.lastname@example.org