SNA Announces Candidate Slate for 2018 Election
SNA announces Board of Directors and Leadership Development Committee candidates for upcoming election. Voting will take place over a two-week period in February 2018. Read More

Share Your #NSLW17 “Recipes for Success”
Share your “Recipes for Success” and how you celebrated #NSLW17 with SNA! You just may see your celebrations featured in an upcoming issue of School Nutrition! Read More

Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Nominate a School Nutrition Hero for 2018!
We need you to help identify the School Nutrition Heroes to be recognized at the School Nutrition Foundation’s 2018 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes. Tell us about the people who go “above and beyond” the everyday duties of the school nutrition program to contribute and make a difference to their school and/or their community. If you know of such an individual, simply fill out the Online Nomination Form by this Friday, October 27th. Read More

Four SNIC Pre-Conference Workshops Offer Multiple Choices to Extend Your Learning
At SNA’s 2018 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC), choose from Collaborative Purchasing 101, Procurement and Administrative Review, Breakfast in the Classroom challenges (free!), and a new SNS Credentialing Preparation Course. Read More

SNF $1,500 Scholarships Available to Attend SNIC!
A limited number of $1,500 scholarships are available to attend the SNA’s 2018 School Nutrition Industry Conference, January 21-23, in New Orleans, La. Apply by October 27. 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

Time is Running Out to Register for 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

74%
The percentage of kids that say school meals help them pay attention and behave in the classroom.
(Source: No Kid Hungry Report)
Learn more facts about this report

Fall Into a Season of 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

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. Also, be sure to check out our recent food allergy webinar, available on-demand for SNA members. Read More

Federal Register: Assessing the Child Nutrition State Administrative Expense Allocation Formula
In a Federal Register Notice posted on October 23, 2017, USDA announced a study to assess the effectiveness of the current formula used for State Administrative Expense (SAE) allocations. Read More

SNA’s Third Quarter State Legislative Report
The 2017 Third Quarter State Legislative Report is now available. Keeping tabs on local legislation provides a lens into the hot issues in your area and is a great way to catch a glimpse of what may show up at the federal level. Five bills were passed into law since SNA’s second quarter report, and top trends include local procurement, liability protections for the donation of excess food and unpaid meal policies. 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




Next Week: 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

SNA's 2017-18 Promotion Calendar
Special cafeteria promotions are among the most tried-and-true strategies for building participation. Utilize School Nutrition magazine’s 2017-18 Promotion Calendar to plan a school year full of fun and pleasant surprises!

Orange Chicken in the School Lunch Line? You Bet, in Brighton, The Denver Post

Mobile School Pantry Delivers Free Fruits and Vegetables to 30 O.C. Schools, Los Angeles Times

Seven Northern California Counties Affected by Wildfires to Receive D-SNAP, The Fence Post

From Local Farms to School Cafeterias, Herald-Tribune

Avery Elementary School Wins Golden Shovel Award, Canton Patch

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