Apples4Ed $10,000 Grant for Healthy Snacking!
Starting this week, schools across the country will compete for a $10,000 grant to bring a healthy snacking program to their campus—and we encourage you to jump in and nominate your school. Read More

Celebrate Farm to School Month
SNA is honored to be the National Farm to School Network’s 2017 National Partner of the Year as we celebrate Farm to School Month this month. How are you celebrating? Share your photos and ideas on social media: #F2SMonth #farmtoschool #healthykids #schoollunch. Read More

SNA’s 2017 Trends Report
As school nutrition professionals work to promote healthier choices and boost school meal participation, a new SNA survey reveals school menus feature more international flavors, made-to-order entrees and cleaner label options. Read More

Register for SNIC 2018
There’s one thing you can say of those who embrace a career in the K-12 school nutrition segment—whether as an operator or an industry partner—you relish a good challenge! That’s because school nutrition is arguably the most complex foodservice business. The variety of factors at play are reminiscent of a jigsaw puzzle. Start putting the pieces together at SNA’s 2018 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC). Register today—the early bird registration deadline is November 10, 2017. Read More

Scholarship to Attend SNIC
SNA Conference Scholarships are awarded by the School Nutrition Foundation to provide members with the opportunity to attend SNIC 2018. Six scholarships will be awarded. Don't wait to apply—deadline is October 27th! Read More

LAC 2018 Sweepstakes
SNA’s annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC) Sweepstakes is back! Share a photo and participate in an action alert to be entered to win a trip for two to the 2018 conference in Washington, D.C. Read More

Thank You for Celebrating National School Lunch Week
We hope you and your students had a great time celebrating National School Lunch Week (NSLW) with the “Recipes for Success” theme. NSLW may be over, but SNA provides many resources to help you promote your healthy school meals throughout the year. Also, don’t forget to send your stories and best photos to SNA’s School Nutrition magazine. Read More

60%
Nearly 60% of districts reported offering a new menu item that features international flavors, and 26.2% are considering or testing.
(Source: SNA’s 2017 Trends Report)
Learn more facts in SNA’s 2017 Trends Report

Fall Into SNA Webinars This Season
Cozy up to SNA’s fall webinars and earn CEUs that meet Professional Standards and can be used toward the Certificate and Credentialing programs. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in two upcoming November webinars. Read More

SNA and ACDA Support Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act
SNA and the American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) teamed up to send a letter of joint support for H.R. 3738, the Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017. Read More

Submit Your Comment on Program Simplification!
SNA is collecting your ideas on how to simplify school nutrition program regulations. Read More

Hurry! Submission Deadline for the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow is November 17
Would you like to attend LAC 2018 in Washington, D.C.? The School Nutrition Foundation is now accepting applications for the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow. 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

Join the Fight to Reduce Food Waste: 2016-17 SCrAP Participants Receive Awards
Three schools that participated in the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) during the 2016-17 school year have received cash awards. It’s not too late to register your school to participate in 2017-18. Read More




November 1: Excite & Inspire Students with Fruit

October 27, 2017
Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes Nominations Deadline

October 27, 2017
Conference Scholarships Deadline for SNIC 2018

November 8, 2017
Webinar: Best of #ANC17: USDA Hot Topic: Meal or No Meal-Offer vs. Serve Simplified

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

Bonus Web Content
After reading the article “Got Ethics in the Workplace?” be sure to read this month’s Bonus Web Content to learn how to address common excuses for unethical behavior.

City Joins Alliance Aiming to Improve School Breakfast, Lunch, WBAL

Fundraiser in Philando Castile’s Memory Eliminates $70,000 Worth of School Lunch Debt, ThinkProgress

Scratch Cooking in Schools, Just Like Mom Used to Make, TrayTalk

Holmen Area Food Pantry Reopens Thanks to Help from Holmen Middle School Student Council, La Crosse Tribune

Brandywine Holds Events for National School Lunch Week, Forsyth County News

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