Seven Reasons to Donate on Giving Tuesday
Forget about Black Friday or Cyber Monday—this year, it's all about "Giving Tuesday," an opportunity to give back on November 28th. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to the School Nutrition Foundation and help support hardworking school nutrition professionals who provide nourishment to America’s school children. Need more reasons to donate to SNF? Consider this infographic and then share it to help spread the word about the importance of supporting the Foundation. Read More

Enter SNA’s Sweepstakes to Win Free Trip to LAC!
Share a photo and participate in an Action Alert to be entered to win a FREE trip to SNA's 2018 Legislative Action Conference (LAC)! Read More

Is JCN&M on Your Must-Read List?
SNA's Fall 2017 issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management (JCN&M) provides valuable research for your school nutrition program. Read More

Register for SNIC 2018
SNA’s upcoming School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) joins together more than 500 school nutrition operators and industry representatives for three days of unparalleled learning and networking to explore innovative solutions in the business of school nutrition. Register today and save—the regular rate registration deadline is December 8th. Read More

Ideas@Work Sessions at SNIC
Did you know that SNIC 2018 will feature new Ideas@Work sessions? These 30-minute, fast-paced learning sessions will be focused on singular innovations. Trace the path of a big idea from concept to implementation, identifying the steps that will put that idea to work in your operation. Read More

Calling All School Nutrition Pros & Industry Partners to SNA’s New Virtual Expo
Have you wished you could attend the hottest new school nutrition conference, but simply can’t afford to be out of the office? With SNA’s new Virtual Expo, now you can! Mark your calendar for January 3, 2018 to register for free. The expo will launch on February 6, 2018. Interested in exhibiting? Secure a spot today and take advantage of this opportunity to highlight your latest company information! 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

The date for Giving Tuesday 2017—a global day dedicated to giving back. At the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) we celebrate Giving Tuesday with SNA members and encourage support of the Annual Fund.
Support SNF on Giving Tuesday

Last Chance: SNA’s 2018 Position Paper Survey
SNA wants to make sure your voice is heard. Please provide your feedback on the school nutrition program challenges you feel should be included in SNA's 2018 Position Paper. Check your email for the link. For questions, contact

Update on H.R. 3738, the “Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017”
SNA has been urging Members of Congress to support the bill since it was introduced in September. The bill provides 6 cents in commodity support for every breakfast served through the SBP. Now, thanks to the letters advocates have sent out to their representatives, the bill has a total of 18 cosponsors! Read More Read More

In a Crazy World...There Are Simple Solutions for Positive Communication
Don’t miss SNA’s upcoming webinar on December 6 to learn more about positive communication. Plus, take advantage of SNA’s webinars on-demand, an important members-only resource. Read More

SNA’s PR Toolkit
SNA’s members-only PR resources can help you promote your program. Visit for media outreach and response guides, talking points, backpack brochures and more. Read More

Stay Connected & Get Involved on Social Media
SNA is active on several social media platforms that are used to promote school meals and engage the school nutrition community and its supporters. Through SNA’s Facebook page and @SchoolLunch on Twitter, you can stay updated on the latest SNA news and events in your news feed, post comments, and share photos. And we encourage you to stay connected with us throughout the school year—we want to see what you’re up to as the school year continues!

Upcoming: In a Crazy World… There Are Simple Solutions for Positive Communication

November 17, 2017
Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow Application Deadline

November 27, 2017
LAC 2018 Sweepstakes Submission Deadline

November 28, 2017
Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2017
Winston Equipment Applications Open

December 6, 2017
Webinar: In a Crazy World… There Are Simple Solutions for Positive Communication

December 22, 2017
Conference Scholarships Applications Open for LAC 2018

Read the November 2017 Issue
What do great SNA leaders all have in common? They are all featured in the November 2017 issue of School Nutrition magazine! But you don’t have to be in a top leadership role to appreciate this month’s issue.

How Virginia's First Lady Is Leading The Fight Against Child Hunger, GOVERNING

Columbia Public Schools’ Food Division Regaining Footing, Columbia Daily Tribune

Recent Survey Finds Washington Teens Consuming Less Sugary Drinks At School, KOZI Community Radio

Marion Elementary Students Get Hands-on In Eliminating Food Waste, The Gazette

Eye On Education: Norwood School Serving Students Lunches With A Twist, CBS Boston

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