Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Upcoming Webinar: New Healthier School Meal Standards: What You Need to Know

New Healthier School Meal Standards: What You Need to Know
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
Time: 1 – 2 p.m. EST
Click here to register.
The new school meal standards are out. Join FRAC and USDA for a webinar to learn how you can help make their implementation a success for schools and for low-income children.
  • Learn what you need to know about the new nutrition rule, implementation timeline, and process.
  • Hear an award-winning school food service leader share strategies for success.
  • Identify key action steps and resources.
  • Ask your questions.
Join us to learn more about this important opportunity for our nation’s children and how you can play a part in making the new standards a success.

  • Jim Weill, Food Research and Action Center
  • Cindy Long, Child Nutrition Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Jean Ronnei, SNS, Saint Paul Public Schools
  • Geri Henchy, Food Research and Action Center
One hour credit certificate of attendance will be issued. Register Now!
This webinar is part of the FRAC Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act: Putting the Act into Action series. Watch previous webinars in this series.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Guide to Financial Education for VITA

CFED and Bank of the West have created a new financial education guide geared specifically to VITA clients. This useful guide, available in both English and Spanish, offers tips to taxpayers on spending on "must-haves" instead of "nice-to-haves," saving for short term and long term needs, and how to take advantage of U.S. Savings Bonds, College Savings Bonds, and tax credits to make the most out of their refund. It includes a helpful worksheet for taxpayers to write out their financial goals and make a budget for how they want to spend their refund. The guide is free to download and can be accessed at the CFED website.