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Stand Up for School Nutrition

The Health and well-being of our children seems to be a hot topic everywhere with various entities presuming to know the best way to nourish our children. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act is now a part of the history that will shape our future. Whether we're discussing rising food costs, nutrition standards or meal patterns; addressing other provisions relating to the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act; or enhancing the image of school nutrition,the more members SNA represents, the greater influence we have to impact these issues. Recruiting new members is more crucial today than ever before. View Membership Options»

NJ SNA Member a Winner at Learning Connection Forum

     At the Learning Connection Forum on March 24, 2015, sponsored by the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, NJ SNA Executive Board member Margaret DiBlasi, Food Service Director for Franklin Township Schools in Somerset County, received a prize of Cooler Packs to use for Classroom Breakfast feeding.  Congratulating her was a guest speaker at the forum, NY Giants player Mark Herzlich.

 

USDA Releases New Professional Standards

USDA released Professional Standards for school foodservice directors, managers, school nutrition staff and state agency directors which go into effect on July 1, 2015. To help with the implementation of the new standards, SNA created some resources, and links to assist with the implementation of these new regulations.  Click here to get the details.

NJ Visits on the Hill at LAC conference

NJ had a successful “March to the Hill” at the SNA Legislative Action Conference on March 3, 2015.  The main focus of these meetings with NJ Senators and House members was to ask for more flexibility with the some of the regulations of the Healthy, Hungry Free Kids Act; primarily focusing on staying at Target 1 levels for sodium, staying at 50% of grains being whole grain rich, not requiring students to take a fruit or vegetable with offer vs serve, and allowing meal pattern menu items to be sold a la carte and not have to meet the Smart Snacks standards for these items.