SNA Strategic Planning - Provide Your Input
In January, SNA will be begin developing the 2018-21 SNA Strategic Plan which will help guide the Association over the next three years. To help with this process, SNA is asking members to provide input related to the future of the Association. Read More

SNA President Addresses 2020 DGA Listening Session
At a USDA listening session, SNA President Lynn Harvey stressed the importance of permanently including a school nutrition professional on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Read More

Register Now for the Last Webinar Wednesdays Event of the Year!
As we close out the year, don’t miss our last webinar of 2017. Register now and earn CEUs while you learn. Read More

Time Running Out to Save on Your #SNIC18 Registration
Haven’t registered for SNA’s upcoming School Nutrition Industry Conference (#SNIC18) yet? Don’t forget, the last day to save on your registration is December 8. After that date, all registrations will be processed at the onsite rate. Read More

Get a Sneak Peek at #SNIC18 Keynote Speakers
SNIC’s General Sessions will feature cutting-edge and motivating speakers, including Erik Qualman and Kaplan Mobray, who will help you fine-tune your leadership and team building skills. Check out their videos and why they’re excited to speak at #SNIC18. Read More

Mark Your Calendar for LAC 2018: Online Registration Opens Soon!
Online registration for SNA’s 2018 Legislative Action Conference (LAC) will open on December 8. This important conference, taking place March 4-6, 2018, is your opportunity to come face-to-face with policy makers to increase their understanding of the complexity of school nutrition operations. Read More

SNF $1,500 Scholarships Available to Attend LAC!
The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is now accepting applications for a limited number of scholarships to attend SNA’s 2018 Legislative Action Conference (LAC). Read More

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The year Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Ala. December 1 is the anniversary of Parks’ famous protest. For more calendar dates to observe in your cafeteria, check out SN's Promotion Calendar.
Learn more in SN’s 2017-18 Promotion Calendar

SNA Leadership to Draft 2018 Position Paper
On December 4, the SNA President and President-Elect, alongside the Public Policy & Legislation Committee, will meet to draft the Association’s 2018 Position Paper. The Position Paper reflects the Association's top legislative/regulatory priorities and will serve as the roadmap for SNA's 2018 advocacy efforts. Read More

SNA Comments on USDA Study of SAE Formula
On November 22, 2017, SNA submitted a comment in response to the USDA FNS Federal Register Notice, Assessing the Child Nutrition State Administrative Expense Allocation (SAE) Formula. SNA’s comments addressed the collection of information related to this project and recommendations to improve the collection process. Read More

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

STEPS December Challenge
For many, the winter holidays—beginning with Thanksgiving and ending after the new year can be a long, stressful few months. To keep calm during the holiday season, consider participating in the December 2017 STEPS Challenge, Stress-Less Holidays. Join in and reward yourself five points for every occasion where you take time for personal relaxation. 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: In a Crazy World… There are Simple Solutions for Positive Communication

December 1, 2017
Conference Scholarships Applications Open for ANC 2018

December 1, 2017
Winston Equipment Applications Open

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

December 8, 2017
Online Registration Opens for LAC 2018

December 22, 2017
Conference Scholarships Deadline for LAC 2018

December 31, 2017
SNF 2017 Annual Fund Contribution 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!

State’s School Lunch Program Now Allows for Free, Reduced Priced Meals to 800,000 Students, scvtvnews.com

Schwan’s Chef Collective Cooks Up Next Round of School Lunch Recipes With Students, Business Wire

CHS Adds Tables, Adjusts Schedules to Improve Lunchroom Seating, The Columbus Telegram

Lunch Buddies Mentors Reflect on Program's Growth, Impact, Central Michigan Life

San Antonio Districts Top List of Texas Schools Preventing Hunger, Texas Public Radio

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