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Editor’s Note: As of Tuesday, May 1, registration for the 5/16/12 Certification and Compliance Webinar is closed. We have reached capacity, due to the overwhelming popularity of the topic. If you have already registered please log in/call in early. The archived webinar will be available later that day (5/16) for those who were unable to register.

We are happy to announce that our webinar on Certification and Compliance has been rescheduled. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 16 for “Certification and Compliance of the New Meal Pattern: What You Need to Know to Receive Your 6 Cents.” Online registration is now open–please join us for this very important webinar.

In other webinar news:

  • NEW WEBINAR: Join us on Wednesday, May 2 at 2 p.m. EDT for “Grains in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs–What are the new requirements?” We’ll be discussing the new grain-rich criteria specific to the NSLP/SBP; identifying whole grain-rich products, and quantifying the amounts to use to meet NSLP/SBP requirements; determining what additional information may be needed from manufacturers for a grain product to meet the new criteria. Online registration for this webinar is now open.
  • Our April 18 webinar “Managing Food Safety When Handling Fresh Produce in Schools” was a terrific success. This was the first webinar we live-Tweeted from our @BeyondBreakfast Twitter account, and we were thrilled to find that the Twitterverse was following along with us. We will be live-Tweeting future webinars, so please follow us on Twitter and participate!
  • For those of you who were unable to join us on April 18, the Managing Food Safety When Handling Fresh Produce in Schools webinar has been archived, and is available for you to access. Our expert panel shared a wealth of important information on everything from training school staff to handle fresh produce to how to ensure vendors are following best practices for produce safety. Other topics included safe food procurement, staff training, challenges and strategies for safe handling, salad bars and school gardens, and resources for school food service staff including information (videos, fact sheets, and more) available online at the National Food Service Management Training Institute.
  • We will be holding a Peer2Peer Connect follow-up to our Produce/Food Safety webinar on Tuesday, May 1. Please join us for this informative, 60-minute Q-and-A session in which SNA members and non-members will connect and share ideas, resources, comments, and questions surrounding food safety and the handling of fresh produce in school food service. Online registration for this Peer2Peer Connect call is open, and we look forward to hearing from you!

For all of the latest updates on SNF news, Webinar Wednesday information, and breakfast-in-the-classroom news, bookmark us here at Beyond Breakfast and the School Nutrition Foundation’s Webinar Wednesday page; follow us on Twitter at @beyondbreakfast.

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