New SNA Survey Finds More Choices & Bold Flavors on School Menus
SNA’s 2017 School Nutrition Trends Report reveals school menus feature more international flavors, made-to-order entrees and cleaner label options. Read More

FAME Awards Deadline Extended
You have more time to nominate a School Nutrition Star! Recognize your nominee’s claim to fame for achievement, innovation and service through October 10, 2017! Read More

2018 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes: Call for Nominations
The deadline to nominate a hero for the School Nutrition Foundation’s Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes is October 27, 2017. Read More

Tools & Resources
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is just a few days away! Are you ready to show off your program’s “Recipes for Success,” October 9-13, 2017? If you need last-minute inspiration, start by downloading the NSLW 2017 toolkit for 10+ pages of resources and ideas. View Resources

You can also download free, printable activity sheets and handouts for students. And be sure to share the NSLW infographic (also available in Spanish) that contains key information about healthy school lunches for parents. View Handouts

Promote Your Celebration on Social Media
Don’t forget to check out SNA’s NSLW shareable content. With five different NSLW-themed design to choose from, you can use them across your social networks to help celebrate NSLW next week. NSLW is a great opportunity to share photos and details of your event on social media. How will your school or district promote the “School Lunch: Recipes for Success” theme? Post something to your program’s Facebook page or send a message to SNA’s Facebook page. Connect with SNA

Share Your Celebration
After your NSLW celebration is complete, be sure to send your stories and best photos to SNA’s School Nutrition magazine. Just email your photos and a short summary of your celebration to You could be featured in the pages of SN magazine! Read More

We are only four days away from the 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) celebration, which will kick off next Monday, October 9. The National School Lunch Program serves more than 30 million children every school day—that’s something to smile about!
Learn more about National School Lunch Week 2017

Online Registration Now Open for SNIC 2018!
Register now for SNA’s School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) in New Orleans, where operators and industry partners will come together to explore the theme, "Solving Your School Nutrition PUZZLE." Read More

USDA Comment Request on Study of Non-Response to School Meals Application Verification Process
A Federal Register notice announced that the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will be collecting comments in a Study of Non-Response to the School Meals Application Verification Process. Read More

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools and local food! Get involved and take action to advance farm to school in your community and across the country. Read More

Action Alert: Ask Your Members of Congress to Support School Breakfast Commodities!
SNA is encouraging members to reach out to Congressional representatives to urge their support for the Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017. Read More

Nominate Someone You Admire for an SNA Award
Are you inspired by your school nutrition colleagues, friends and mentors? Nominate someone you admire for an SNA Award for the 2017-18 school year. Nominations for the Employee, Manager and Director of the Year awards are now being accepted online by SNA. Being nominated for an SNA Award is a great honor. All state, regional and national winners will be recognized at the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at SNA’s 2018 Annual National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More

Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes
The deadline to nominate a hero for the School Nutrition Foundation’s Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes is October 27, 2017. With your nomination, you can help SNF shine a much-deserved spotlight on the extraordinary efforts of SNA members. Read More

Register Now for SNA’s Upcoming Fall Webinars!
Join next week’s webinar to learn more about improving your district's ISP and making community eligibility a more viable option, plus register for an additional upcoming webinar! 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

Next Week: Community Eligibility: Strategies to Improve Your ISP

October 9-13, 2017
National School Lunch Week

October 18, 2017
Webinar: Ask the Expert: Food Allergies Edition

October 27, 2017
Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes Nominations Deadline

November 8-9, 2017
Fall Industry Boot Camp

November 10, 2017
SNIC Early Bird Registration Deadline

Read the October 2017 Issue
Got ethics? The October 2017 issue of School Nutrition does! Brush up on the basics; discuss provided case studies—and more! There is no better stamp of approval than abiding by an ethical code of conduct.

Bristol, Buchanan Earns School Nutrition Award, Bristol Herald Courier

Students Helping to Shape School Lunches, USDA

School Nutrition Manager Has Perfect Score on Every Health Inspection Since 2006, WSBTV-Atlanta

Dishing It Up at Chesapeake Public Schools, The Virginian-Pilot

Coronado School Lunches Have Gone Upscale, Coronado Times (Coronado, Calif.)

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