SNA Member Crowned Next Food Network Star
Jason Smith, who took home top honors in the Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship in late 2016, prevailed in an exciting 10-week reality television competition to be named the next “Food Network Star.” Read More

SNA Submits Comments on Federal Register Notices
SNA is constantly monitoring Federal Register Notices looking for opportunities to have input on sound school nutrition policy. There have been several recent notices to which SNA submitted comments. Read More

SNA Webinar Wednesdays: “Host a Legislator Site Visit”
It’s back to school time again and SNA has the webinars you need! Don’t miss out on the first webinar of the school year on September 6. Join a panel of experienced school nutrition advocates and get the scoop on how to plan and execute a successful cafeteria site visit. 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

ANC 2018 Destination Las Vegas
ANC may have wrapped up last month, but it’s never too early to started getting excited about ANC 2018 in Las Vegas! Mark your calendars for July 9-12 and check out the ANC 2018 preview video. Also, if you attended one of this year’s education sessions and left feeling inspired to share your own expertise, innovations and ideas with the school nutrition community, consider submitting a proposal to present at next year’s conference. Read More

Comment on Program Simplification
SNA wants to know how you would like to see regulations and paperwork in school nutrition programs streamlined. Your ideas and suggestions will be part of a consolidated document making recommendations to USDA on regulatory reform. Read More

Per SNA 2016 research, nearly 50% of SNA member districts reported participating in farm to school initiatives, an increase from 32% in 2011.
(Source: SNA’s 2016 Operations Report)
Learn more facts in SNA’s 2017 Little Big Fact Book

SNA Important Update: Certificate Program Fees Increase Effective October 1, 2017
The SNA Board of Directors recently approved a small increase in the fees for the SNA Certificate in School Nutrition, which will go into effect on October 1, 2017. Read More

Food Allergy Resource Center for SNA Members
SNA’s Food Allergy Resource Center for School Nutrition Professionals has launched! Find all the food allergy resources that you need in one place. From the Big 8 allergens that cause approximately 90% of food allergy reactions, to the Top 10 FAQs, this new resource center will help you find the information that you need to manage food allergies in your child nutrition programs. You can also submit questions to the allergy expert and your questions will be answered by food allergy experts and posted quarterly! Read More

SNA State Support Center
Resources for SNA state associations are at your fingertips! Visit the SNA website 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

SNA: Working for You!
SNA’s 2016-17 Annual Report provides a look back at highlights of the Association’s work. Divided into activities supporting SNA’s four key strategic goals—Professional Development, Advocacy, Community and Infrastructure—the Report applauds victories in meeting several advocacy priorities; celebrates benchmarks in conference attendance, exhibit booths and magazine pages; spotlights the development of several new resources; and describes the enhancements of many favorites. Highlights from the School Nutrition Foundation are also included. Read More

Taste Testing at High School Increased Selection of Local Sweet Potatoes says JCN&M Study
A study in the Spring 2017 issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management (JCN&M) shows the positive impact a simple taste tasting can have on local vegetable selection at the high school level. Read More

Top 10 Ways to Involve Students in Your School Nutrition Program
Refresh your efforts to engage students and increase participation with SNA’s latest resources designed to help you open the lines of communication with students and help you market your program. Read More

September 6: Host a Legislator Site Visit

September 6, 2017
Webinar: Host a Legislator Site Visit

September 29, 2017
ANC 2018 Call for Proposals Deadline

September 29, 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

Read the Latest Issue
Get to know new SNA President Lynn Harvey in the August 2017 issue of School Nutrition. Plus, explore ideas for turning to your community for unique partnership opportunities.

School Lunch: It’s More Than Just Lunch, Huron Plainsman

HMS Wins Dairy Council Grant to Promote Good Nutrition, Hermann Advertiser-Courier

Packed or Provided, Kids Require Nutrition School Lunches, Bradenton Herald

Editorial: Community Steps Up to Help with Crook Lunch Deficit, The Bulletin

Food Waste in the National School Lunch Program 1978-2015: A Systematic Review, JAND

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