Calling All Presenters for ANC 2018
The ANC 2018 Program Planning Committee invites you to share your expertise with the school nutrition community by submitting a proposal to present. Read More

The Countdown to National #SchoolLunch Week!
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2017 kicks off on October 9. Look to SNA for helpful resources to promote your program. Read More

SNA’s 2017 Second Quarter State Legislative Summary
The 2017 Second Quarter Report of SNA’s quarterly State Legislative Summary is available on SNA’s website. The report is a summary of school nutrition relevant state bills introduced between January 1 and June 17, 2017. In it are updates on states in session or adjourned, emerging trends, and status of current legislation. To date, 143 bills have been introduced – not counting annual appropriations legislation. Read More

SNA’s ANC 2017 Education Presentations Available Online!
If you didn’t make it to every session you wanted to at SNA’s 2017 Annual National Conference (ANC) you can review many of the PowerPoint presentations online. ANC 2017 PowerPoint presentations that have been authorized for release by speakers are posted on SNA’s website. Be sure to use the ANC 2017 Professional Standards CEU Tracking Tool to document all the training hours you received during the conference. Read More

SNA Hosts Listening Session with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue
Secretary Perdue addressed SNA’s ANC 2017 attendees and joined in a listening session with SNA leaders. Read More

Exhibitors Turn the Tables on Hunger Post-ANC
Each year following ANC, generous vendors donate both perishable and shelf-stable items to local hunger relief organizations. Read More

Stay Connected with SNA
ANC 2017 may be over for another year but that doesn’t mean the conference conversations have to end! Share all of your favorite conference moments with us on SNA’s Facebook page and @SchoolLunch on Twitter. Go to SNA Flickr page to see a photo journal of all the lively entertainment! Read More

In FY 2016, the SFSP served 2.7 million children, providing more than 153 million meals.
(Source: USDA)
Learn more facts in SNA’s 2017 Little Big Fact Book

Lynn Harvey Named 2017-2018 President of SNA
During ANC 2017 in Atlanta, SNA installed Dr. Lynn Harvey, RDN, LDN, FAND, SNS, as president for the 2017-18 school year. You can learn more about Dr. Harvey in her “A Word from Your President” video, presented during the conference. Read More

Let’s Go to the Tape: SNA Summer Update Video
SNA has released its summer update video to showcase the many ways the Association is working to serve its members. The 3-minute video provides a brief recap of some of the Association’s highlights and milestones from the past year. View Video

FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations Update
The Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies approved a $145.4 billion appropriations bill (S. 1603) on July 18th. The bill was then sent to the full Senate Appropriations Committee, which passed in a hearing on July 20th. FY 2018 House Appropriations Agriculture Bill containing $25 million for school cafeteria equipment grants and policy provisions for whole grains and sodium flexibility, passed the House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee on June 28th. You can learn more about child nutrition funding and riders in the House and Senate bills. Read More

What’s Your Story?
Your story matters. Your local stories provide a personal touch and help make a bigger impact on Congress. How do the SNA Position Paper asks help you? Let us know! Your story may be featured on the SNA Action Network. Read More

SNA Advocacy Tools
SNA members are the strongest advocates for child nutrition programs, as you are the experts in providing healthful and tasty meals to students throughout the year. However, it can often be hard to figure out where to start. Check out SNA’s advocacy tools, that not only covers tips on how to lobby the U.S. Congress, but also templates and handouts that can be used both at the federal and state level. Read More

SNF Teams-Up with AmazonSmile to Help Support Foundation Initiatives
Now, every time you can make purchase on Amazon, a percentage of what you buy can go to the School Nutrition Foundation. Read More

Breakfast in the Classroom Resource Center
The SNF Breakfast in the Classroom Resource Center has plenty of tools to support your direct delivery and grab-and-go breakfast programs. Check out the BIC Operations Tools page for a closer look at school breakfast service times and other toolkits. Read More

SNA Webinars On-Demand

September 29, 2017
ANC 2018 Call for Proposals Deadline

September 30, 2017
SNA 2018 Election Call for Nominations Deadline

October 9-13, 2017
National School Lunch Week

November 8-9, 2017
Fall Industry Boot Camp

January 21-23, 2018
School Nutrition Industry Conference

March 4-6, 2018
Legislative Action Conference

Bonus Web Content
After reading the article “School Nutrition: Generation Next,” be sure to read this month’s Bonus Web Content to identify your preferred training style.

Bill Creating “Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund” to Support School Nutrition Programs Now Law, Cape May County Herald

“Angels” Pay Off School Lunch Debts, The Daily Sentinel

Helping Hands: Henry County Students Will Eat for Free This Year, Martinsville Bulletin

Nutrition Getting High Grades in MISD, Star-Telegram

Lunch Shaming Not Allowed, Decatur Daily

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