June 18, 2012—General Mills Foodservice and the National Dairy Council have announced a grants program designed to help school nutrition operations expand school breakfast. The grants are designed to increase student participation by serving breakfast outside the cafeteria in creative ways.
Grants of up to $2,000 are available to schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 that are starting a new breakfast program or improving an existing one. Schools and districts starting or improving upon breakfast in the classroom, grab ‘n’ go breakfast, second chance breakfast or another innovative method of serving school breakfast to more students are welcome to apply.
To apply and for more information, visit http://school.fueluptoplay60.com/funds/Fuel-Up-Breakfast-Grants.php. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2012.
Fuel Up to Play Breakfast Grants
June 15, 2012 – SNA is taking an active role in addressing meal pattern questions and has appointed an Ad Hoc Working Group to develop a practical “How-To Guide” for SNA members. The goal of this Guide is to assist in the challenges of implementing the new meal pattern requirements for lunch scheduled to go into effect this fall. As part of the distribution efforts for this Guide, an education session will be held at SNA’s 2012 Annual National Conference (ANC) next month in Denver to discuss and share the new materials.
Entitled “We Can Do This: Advice and Resources for Meeting the New Meal Pattern,” this hot topic session will provide you with sample menus, resources and other valuable tools needed to interpret and implement the new meal pattern regulations. It will be presented by the SNA Ad Hoc Meal Pattern Working Group consisting of food service operators, state agency officials, industry and USDA representatives.
The session will be repeated throughout the conference (see dates and times below), so that everyone has an opportunity to attend.
Sunday, July 15 (12:00 pm-1:00 pm)Monday, July 16 (2:15 pm-3:15 pm)Tuesday, July 17 (10:00 am-11:00 am and 2:15 pm-3:15 pm)Wednesday, July 18 (1:30 pm-2:30 pm and 2:45 pm-3:45 pm)
We urge you to take advantage of this important educational offering and be fully prepared to meet the new meal pattern requirements, as well as ready to show off all the healthy changes in your school cafeteria.
P.S. If you haven’t yet registered for ANC, there is still time. SNA has extended its Regular Rate registration deadline, and will now accept registrations until June 29, 2012. But hurry—after June 29th, all registrations must be submitted onsite and will be charged at the Onsite Rate.
We look forward to meeting you in Denver!
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