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

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

JCN&M Study Evaluates Team Up Pilot Workshops
A study in the latest issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management (JCN&M) shows the Team Up initiative to be an effective grass roots model for supporting local school nutrition programs. Read More

Institute of Child Nutrition Gains and Grows
ICN names Aleshia Hall-Campbell as its new executive director. Read More

School Lunch: Recipes for Success
National School Lunch Week is 2017 will be celebrated October 9-13. Still planning your celebration? Check out the SNA website for helpful tools and resources. 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

Enlist Now for SNA’s Fall Industry Boot Camp
Attention industry representatives! SNA's Industry Boot Camp is designed to help you succeed in the K-12 school foodservice segment. If in two days, you want to learn more about selling to schools than you ever thought possible, if you want to learn from knowledgeable professionals, and if you want to tour an actual school cafeteria, than enlist now for SNA’s Fall Industry Boot Camp, November 8-9, 2017. Read More

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. Read More

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It was the 9th of October, 1962, that Congress approved a joint resolution to establish the annual National School Lunch Week (NSLW). This year’s weeklong celebration is scheduled for October 9-13.
Learn more about National School Lunch Week 2017

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

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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

Managing Food Allergies at School
Did you know that an estimated 13 percent of school-aged children in the United States have one or more food allergies? Visit SNA's Food Allergy Resource Center to find helpful information for managing food allergies in the school setting. 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

Afterschool Meals Resource Guide
Share Our Strength and the School Nutrition Foundation partnered to create Three Meals A Day: A Win Win Win: A Guide to Starting and Improving Your Afterschool Meals Program. This resource helps operators who want a better understand of afterschool meal programs. Read More

Be a Part of the Solution to Reducing Food Waste
The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) continues to work with the Environmental Education and Research Foundation to conduct a waste measurement study in school cafeterias. Interested in getting involved? Watch a short video to learn more about how your school can join the fight against food waste! Read More

Back to School Season is a Great Time to Promote Your Program
Back to school time is a great time to think about promoting your school nutrition program. Visit SchoolNutrition.org/PR for free tools and resources to help you spread the message about the healthy, delicious meals your program provides. Additionally, as part of your outreach, don’t forget about student engagement. SNA has created resource materials to assist you with this important component of your promotional efforts. Use these tips and activity ideas to empower students, improve communication and increase awareness of and participation in school meals. Read More




September 6: Host a Legislator Site Visit

September 1, 2017
SNA's STEPS Challenge Returns

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

Read the August 2017 Issue
Need ideas about possible partners to approach for innovative projects? From young athletes to graphics arts students to members of the local Rotary, you might be surprised where you can Pick a Peck of Partners.

Delaware Schools Offer Breakfast to All Students, The News Journal; Del.

School Board Hears "Good News" Reports, Huron Plainsman; S.D.

Feeding Students: Davis School District Nutrition Services, KUTV; Salt Lake City, Utah

In Bedford, the Evolution of the School Lunch Continues, Wicked Local; Bedford, Mass.

Senate Bill Aims to End School Lunch Shaming, The Signal

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