#LAC18 Registration Now Open—Join Us!
Let your voice be heard! Join us at SNA’s 46th Annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC), March 4-6, 2018, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. Register early and save! Read More

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

Ruby’s on the Move: Submit Your Ruby Reader Photos by January 26
School Nutrition magazine’s beloved mascot, Ruby Reader, is on the move again for the “Where’s Ruby Roaming?” Contest. Submit your photos by January 26 to enter! Read More

“Yule” be Glad for SNAs New Year’s Webinars
It’s almost time for the holidays and in the coming new year SNA will have webinars that you won’t want to miss! Registration will be opening soon. Participation in Webinar Wednesdays will help you earn CEUs toward your USDA Professional Standards annual training requirements, along with your SNA Certificate or SNS Credential. Read More

SNA Certificate Program: New Bridge Level Launching in July 2018
As you begin planning for School Year 2018-19 and exploring professional development opportunities for your school nutrition teams, please be aware that SNA is launching an additional Level to the Certificate in School Nutrition Program. The SNA Certificate Program helps provide professional growth for over 19,000 school nutrition professionals across the country. The new Level 2 will launch in July 2018 and will serve as a “bridge” between the current Level 1 and Level 2. The goal of this new level, is to help members have a more realistic professional development path. Read More

What Should You Do? Ethical Decision-Making in School Nutrition
The NEW SNA online ethics module is coming in January 2018! This introductory-level course is both interactive and fun! This course has been designed to reinforce the importance of ethics and the factors of ethical decision-making. A fundamental goal of this course is to help school nutrition professionals learn to recognize and address ethical dilemmas in the workplace. As you work through the course you will interact with the training as you work through fun activities, a case study, a self-assessment and a video. Read More

The fundraising goal for the School Nutrition Foundation’s (SNF) 2017 Annual Fund which provides financial support for education and professional development, as well as to support research and offer scholarships for SNA members.
Support the 2017 Annual Fund

SNA’s Virtual Expo to Feature Expanded Education Sessions, Exhibitors
Registration opens January 3 for SNA’s Second Annual Virtual Expo and you don’t want to miss it! This free, virtual trade show runs for six weeks, from February 6-March 16, 2018. Attendees will have access 24-7—no travel required—and the chance to chat live with exhibitors and expert speakers from the comfort of your own computer. The 2018 Expo will feature not one, but two exhibit halls, a networking lounge to connect with other attendees, and an expanded slate of 23 popular education sessions from ANC 2017, pre-recorded and eligible for CEUs. 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

Help Us Reach the Goal of 60,000 Members!
At SNA’s Annual Conference this summer, SNA President Lynn Harvey announced the exciting goal of reaching 60,000 national members by December 2018. With your help, we can make it happen! Read More

SNA’s PPL Committee Meets for 2018 Position Paper Drafting
On December 4, SNA’s President, President-Elect, Public Policy & Legislation Committee and SNA Government Affairs & Media Relations staff met in Alexandria, Va., for the annual Position Paper Drafting Meeting. During the meeting, the responses to the 2018 Position Paper Survey were presented and used to help narrow down what should be included in the 2018 Position Paper. The final paper will be released in early January, so be sure to be on the lookout for that announcement! Read More

SNA Holds Inaugural Block Grant Task Force Meeting
In light of the political climate, and because of the 2018 Position Paper Survey results, SNA felt it was an especially salient time to hold a Block Grant Task Force Meeting. The meeting was held on December 5 and 6, and the task force was made up of SNA members from across the country, representing all district sizes and regions. Read More

National Ugly Christmas-Holiday Sweater Day (December 15)
No matter what you celebrate this time of year, dress with ugly, festive flair on December 15! Access this very exciting date, celebration tips and more in School Nutrition magazine’s 2017-18 Promo Calendar. Read More

Shareable Content for the Holidays!
SNA continues to offer resources for you to share and use to help spread the word about the power of school meals. Check out the holiday-themed shareable content available to help you refresh your social messages and tie them to seasonal events. Read More

January 17: The Power of Protein!

December 22, 2017
Conference Scholarships Deadline for LAC 2018

December 31, 2017
SNF 2017 Annual Fund Contribution Deadline

January 3, 2018
Virtual Expo 2018 Registration Opens

January 5, 2017
Conference Scholarships Deadline for ANC 2018

January 12, 2017
LAC Early Bird Registration Deadline

January 12, 2017
Ethics in School Nutrition Course Available

January 21-23, 2018
School Nutrition Industry Conference

Where’s Ruby Roaming?
School Nutrition's Ruby Reader is on the road again as part of the 2017-18 "Where's Ruby Roaming?" contest. Where will she go, who will she meet and what experiences will she enjoy this year? She needs your help! Share your photo and feedback by Friday, January 26, 2018.

Schools Are Closed Amid Firestorms, But Campus Kitchens Stay Open, Los Angeles Times

‘Superheroes’ Pay Off Lunch Debts at Freedom Area, The Beaver County Times

Montana Ag: Fort Benton Students Enjoy Farm to Table Food, KTVH.com

Farm to School Programs Limit Plate Waste, Study Says, The Packer

Recess Before Lunch Impacts Test Scores, Odessa American Online

SNA will be closed for the holidays beginning on Christmas Day through New Year’s Day. The office will reopen on January 2, 2018. SN Express will not be published on December 20 and 27. You will receive your first issue of 2018 on January 10.

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