SNA Celebrates #NSLW With New NDC Engagement Video
Celebrate all things lunch during National School Lunch Week and engage your students with this NEW video from National Dairy Council! Read More

Fall Into a Season of Exciting and Engaging Webinars
Fall into SNA's Webinar Wednesdays for all the latest and greatest on school nutrition trends. Register now and earn CEUs while you learn. Read More

Nominate a School Nutrition Hero
Do you know an SNA member who goes above and beyond his or her responsibilities to make a difference in the community? We want to hear from you! Read More

Connect the Pieces at #SNIC18: Registration is Now Open!
What do YOU need to solve your own school nutrition puzzles? SNA’s School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC), January 21-23, 2018 in New Orleans is designed to help you identify the missing pieces. Don’t delay—the early bird registration deadline is November 10, 2017. Read More

Save the Date: SNA’s Virtual Expo Launches on February 6, 2018
Get ready…SNA’s Virtual Expo launches on February 6, 2018. This free, virtual trade show will be accessible to attendees from February 6-March 16, 2018. This unique experience is open to all SNA members, and it will provide access to content twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Free registration opens January 2018. Read More

Share Your NSLW 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

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

The percentage of teachers that reported being concerned about how hunger impacts their students’ ability to succeed.
(Source: No Kid Hungry Report)
Learn more about this report

SNA’s 2017 School Nutrition Trends Report
SNA released its 2017 School Nutrition Trends Report, a summary of findings from a survey conducted with SNA members. The report contains information on menu trends related to student customization, flavor trends and clean label ingredients, as well as efforts to meet sodium and whole grain rules. Read More

SNF’s 2018 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow
The Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow application is open until November 17, 2017. The recipient receives an all-expenses paid trip and is recognized at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC). Read More

USDA’s 2018 Farm to School Grant RFA Goes Live
October is National Farm to School Month, and thus the perfect time for USDA’s FY 2018 Farm to School Request for Applications (RFA). The Farm to School Grant Program rewards up to $5 million in competitive grants to help eligible entities implement farm to school programs that improve access to local foods. Read More

SNA Membership Matters: 2017-18 Annual Membership Campaign!
Because membership matters to the school nutrition profession, help SNA recruit new members. Your reward could be the chance to win a registration to ANC 2019! Recruit five or more new members between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018 and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 5 VIP registrations to SNA’s 2019 Annual National Conference (ANC) in St. Louis, Mo. Read More

STEPS October Challenge
The October STEPS Challenge, Fall for More Fruit, is all about avoiding temptation and filling up on fresh fruits to satisfy your sweet tooth. Join in and reward yourself one (1) point for every serving of fruit you have this month. Learn more about this month’s challenge and download your tracking sheets on the SNA website. Read More

Next Week: Ask the Expert: Food Allergies Edition

October 9-13, 2017
National School Lunch Week

October 27, 2017
Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes Nominations Deadline

November 1, 2017
Webinar: Excite and Inspire Students with Fruit

November 8-9, 2017
Fall Industry Boot Camp

November 10, 2017
SNIC Early Bird Registration Deadline

November 17, 2017
Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow Application Deadline

Featured Recipe
In the October 2017 issue, view the Food Focus article, Cut and Dried, to check out the featured recipe, Turkey Burrito Bowl.

Recipe for Success: BCS Celebrating National School Lunch Week, Glasgow Daily Times

Healthy Options for School Lunch and Halloween Treats, WISH-TV (News 8)

School Food Hero Betti Wiggins Takes on Housto’s Public Schools, Civil Eats

Charleston Schools Revamp Their Lunch Menus, Giving Students More of What They’ll Eat, The Post and Courier

Three Saugus District Schools Join Trash Free Lunch Competition, The Signal

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