SNA Touts Healthy School Meals at Back to School Time
SNA is educating parents and legislators on the benefits of nutritious school meals through media interviews, social media posts, outreach to family bloggers and a new video. Read More

Promote Your School Nutrition Program with Tools from SNA
SNA offers many valuable tools and resources to help you promote your school nutrition program this year. Read More

STEPS Challenge Returns for 6th Year
Back to School season means it’s time to take on the next STEPS wellness challenge. Read More

Increase Lunch Participation; Promote NSLW!
The National School Lunch Week kick-off on October 9 is fast approaching! Celebrate with this year's theme of “School Lunch: Recipes for Success.” Read More

Don’t Miss the ANC 2018 Call for Proposals (and Posters)!
Don’t miss the opportunity to share your school nutrition expertise! Proposals for all ANC education presentations and SN Showcase posters must be submitted online by September 29, 2017. Read More

FAME Awards Nominations Due October 3
The nomination deadline for the Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Awards is October 3, 2017. The ceremony will be held during SNA’s 2018 School Nutrition Industry Conference in New Orleans, La. Read More

Register Now to Attend SNA’s Fall Industry Boot Camp
Industry representatives don’t want to miss this opportunity to get a comprehensive understanding and behind-the-scenes look at the foodservice industry. Read More

SNF through their work with the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom is awarding grants in 10 states to provide more students with the opportunity to start their day with an after the bell model (direct delivery, grab and go and second chance.) $3,000,000 remains to be awarded to eligible districts.
(Source: Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom)
Find the tools you need to implement Breakfast in the Classroom

SNA Committed to Nutrition
Check out this new video educating legislators on the importance of supporting school meal programs for students. View Video

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

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

Back to School, Back to Learning: Don’t Miss SNA's Upcoming Webinars for CEUs!
Be in the know with SNA's upcoming Webinar Wednesdays! The fall calendar of e-learning events kicks off on September 6th! Read More

Call for 2018 SNA Election Nominations
The 2018 SNA election nominations process is open! Consider the leadership talent you see and work with in your state, your region or at the national level. Read More

Brighten Up Your Social Media
A new batch of "fun puns" are available for download, just in time for #NSLW17! Or, better yet, download all of the more than 100+ bright and colorful images to share on social media throughout the year! Read More

Meet SNA President Lynn Harvey in the August 2017 Issue of School Nutrition
Get to know SNA’s committed and caring new leader, while being inspired by potential community partnership projects to consider as kids head back to school—and back to the cafeteria! Read More

September 6: Host a Legislator Site Visit

September 20, 2017
Webinar: Best of #ANC17: Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities

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

Featured Recipe
View the Food Focus article, Mergers & Acquisitions: Culinary Edition, to check out the featured recipe, Moroccan Spiced Meatballs.

Training Series Connects Farmers to School Lunch Programs, WSAW-TV; Wausau, Wis.

Back to School: Preparing School Lunches, KWCH-TV; Wichita, KS

Feeding Rural Kids Still Challenging, Even As Maine Expands Summer Meal Program, Maine Public Broadcasting System

Study: Half of Parents Against Later School Start Times, United Press International

Nation’s ‘School Lunch Fairy’ to Help Kids’ Lunch Debts is from Wellington, Palm Beach Post

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