SNA Comments on “School Lunch Shaming”
SNA issued a response to recent news reports about the treatment of students unable to pay for their school meals. Read More

Chairman Pat Roberts Sends Letter to USDA Seeking Flexibility in School Meals
On April 6, 2017, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture urging regulatory relief from rigid school meal standards, specifically sodium limits and whole grain and dairy requirements. Read More

Survey Says... Time is Running Out to Complete SNA’s 2017 Member Satisfaction Survey
Share your feedback by completing SNA’s 2017 Member Satisfaction Survey. This confidential survey takes approximately 10 minutes of your time. By completing the survey, SNA members can enter to win one of ten $50 Visa gift cards. Read More

SNA Talks Trash at ANC in Atlanta
At SNA’s 2017 Annual National Conference, learn from experts how you can combat and reduce food waste in your school cafeteria. Read More

Design Your ANC Education Schedule
Will it be "Take Charge of Your Charging Policy" or "Unscrambling Offer vs. Serve" or, perhaps, "Creating a Culture of Food Safety" or something else enticing? Will you focus on training your team, innovative menu planning, customer service, teamwork or another critical area of school nutrition operations? With more than 100 sessions on the agenda at SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC), how will you decide which ones to prioritize? Visit the ANC 2017 site to access a filter tool that allows you to identify your options based on date, topic, target audience and key area. Read More

Last Chance to Register for Spring 2017 Industry Boot Camp
Attention industry representatives! There is only one more month to fill out your registration form for SNA’s Spring Industry Boot Camp, May 17-18, 2017, in National Harbor, Md. Only two seminars are offered each year and seating is limited. Sessions include an in-depth look at school meal regulations and menu planning, cafeteria tours, USDA updates, and an exclusive, two-hour director panel with the opportunity to ask your own questions! Read More

Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day
May 5, 2017 marks the fifth annual School Lunch Hero Day (SLHD). School officials, students and parents from all over the country will recognize the hardworking professionals in school cafeterias. Find way to recognize your heroes from the gift of membership to an employee lunch or shop the SNA Emporium for official School Lunch Hero Day merchandise, including posters, aprons and bookmarks. Read More

At the Association’s first annual conference in 1947, there were 39 exhibitors. At ANC 2017 in Atlanta this July there will be 10 times that number!
Learn more about ANC 2017

SNA and Barilla Present “Whole Grain Pasta Meals That Rock!” Webinar
Join the April 12 webinar to discover whole grain pasta tips from successful school cafeterias, plus register for four additional upcoming webinars! Read More

SNS Updates: New Exam Launching in July
SNA is planning on releasing a revised version of the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing exam in July. Instead of 200 multiple choice questions, the exam will now include 220 questions of which only 200 questions will be scored. The remaining 20 questions are not scored and are being pre-tested for future examinations. Pre-testing questions is a standard industry process and best practice approved by the Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council. The current version of the exam will be used through June 2017. Read More

New Shareable Content for SLHD & More!
A new batch of shareable content, also known as “fun puns,” have been added to the SNA website! SNA has partnered with author of the “Lunch Lady” book series, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, to create the official School Lunch Hero Day shareable content that you can share on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Also, check out the colorful posts to get you, your students and staff ready for summertime and summer meals! Read More

Big Resource, Bigger Value!
Whether you want to get a new employee up to speed, help explain school nutrition issues to your district’s superintendent, or support legislative initiatives in your state house, SNA’s Little Big Fact Book: The Essential Guide to School Nutrition offers everything you need to know about the fundamentals of school nutrition. Hot off the presses, the 2017 edition of Little Big is a must-have for anyone and everyone working in and with school nutrition programs. Purchase your copy today through SNA’s online bookstore! Read More

SNA’s PR Toolkit
SNA’s members-only PR resources can help you promote your program. For media outreach and response guides, talking points, backpack brochures and more, visit Read More

Breakfast in the Classroom Resource Center
The School Nutrition Foundation’s Breakfast In the Classroom Resource Center has plenty of tools to support your direct delivery and grab-and-go breakfast programs! Read More

Register for SNA's Upcoming Webinar

Today: Whole Grain Pasta Meals That Rock!

April 19, 2017
Webinar: Best of #SNIC17: Innovative Menu Planning

April 26, 2017
Webinar: Community Eligibility: Ensuring Successful Implementation and Expansion

April 30, 2017
Last Day for SNA's Virtual Expo

May 4-6, 2017
National Leadership Conference

May 5, 2017
School Lunch Hero Day

May 12, 2017
ANC Early Bird Registration Deadline

Read the Latest Issue
Meet Generation Z (aka “your customers”) in the April 2017 issue of School Nutrition and get a sneak peek at themes for National School Lunch and Breakfast Weeks in SY 2017-18.

Hall School Nutrition Director Going to Washington to Oppose Federal Block Grants for Meals, Gainesville Times

STMA School Lunch Prices Up Nearly 30 Percent Since 2010, North Wright County Today

Students Help Revamp Orange County School Lunch Menu, WFTV 9 ABC

Bill Supports Statewide Online School Lunch Application, WABI TV5 CBS

Pine Belt Schools Working to Prevent ‘Lunch Shaming’, WDAM 7 MS

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