SNA Commends USDA in Supporting Practical Flexibility to Benefit School Meal Programs and Students
SNA joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as he released an interim rule seeking regulatory flexibility for school meal programs. Read More

SNA Celebrates National Award Winners for School Lunch Hero Day (Fri. May 5)
In preparation for School Lunch Hero Day, SNA has announced national award winners, recognizing an exceptional school nutrition director, manager and employee amongst regional winners. Read More

Nothing Quite Like Bringing Employees to ANC
Why two school directors make it a point to bring members of their staff to SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC) every year. Read More

Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day This Friday!
This Friday, May 5, 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. Visit the SNA website for more suggestions, downloadable activity sheets and cards that students can complete, a sample press release and more. Read More

In a World of Many Challenges, Learn How to Keep Your Promises Made
ANC 2017 Closing General Session keynote speaker, Alex Sheen, explains his because I said I would international social movement and the value of keeping your promises. Read More

Make the Case to Attend #ANC17
You know all the great reasons to attend ANC. But does your supervisor understand? Take advantage of new tools to help you make the case! Read More

School Lunch: Recipes for Success
National School Lunch Week is 2017 will be celebrated October 9-13. This year’s theme is “School Lunch: Recipes for Success.” Check out the SNA website for some early planning tools and also be sure to read “Hip, Hip, Hooray for NSLW!” in the April 2017 issue of School Nutrition and get pumped for this year’s celebration. Read More

At ANC, there is something for everyone! There are over 130 education sessions (including pre-cons), allowing you to take your professional development to a whole new level.
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Leadership Series: Why Can’t We All Get Along? Dealing with Conflict During Change
Don’t miss the first webinar in the Leadership Series today, May 3—plus register for three additional May webinars! Read More

When Earning an SNS Was the Second Choice but Ultimately, the Best Choice
Camille Soule found after going through the SNS internship program and passing the exam, that school nutrition was the right career for her. Read More

SNA State Support Center
Resources for SNA state associations are at your fingertips! Go to to access the online State Support Center. The Center has resources to help state associations create engaging newsletters, run professional annual conferences, hold effective board meetings, and more. Read More

New Shareable Content for SLHD & More!
SNA 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

Build Participation with SNA’s Promotion Calendar
Special cafeteria promotions are among the most tried-and-true strategies for building participation. If you’re seeking fresh ideas and new events to celebrate for the remainder of the school year, check out SNA’s Promotion Calendar, a free member service produced by the editorial staff of School Nutrition magazine. Read More

Register for SNA's Upcoming Webinar

Today: Leadership Series: Why Can’t We All Get Along? Dealing with Conflict During Change

May 4-6, 2017
National Leadership Conference

May 5, 2017
School Lunch Hero Day

May 10, 2017
Webinar: Versatile Fruit: Made on American Farms for Kids in Our Schools

May 12, 2017
ANC Early Bird Registration Deadline

May 17, 2017
Webinar: Best of #SNIC17: Food Waste: The Latest Movement

May 17-18, 2017
Spring Industry Boot Camp

2017 Editorial Calendar
Would you like a preview of the articles you can expect to find in SN in the coming months? View the 2017 Editorial Calendar.

Trump Administration Loosens Obama-era School Lunch Requirements, Fox News

Report Recommends In-Classroom Breakfast in High-Poverty Districts, The Lowell Sun

Virginia Church Pays Off $4,101 in Delinquent School Lunch Bills, WNCN (CBS North Carolina)

Army Veteran Wants to Put an End to School Lunch Shaming, Palm Beach Post

Manassas Students Fill up on ‘Second-Chance Breakfast’, Potomac Local News

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