Last Day to Vote in SNA’s Election
Haven’t taken the time to vote yet in SNA’s 2018 Election? Better hurry! Today is your last opportunity to cast your vote to determine who will represent you on SNA's Board of Directors and Leadership Development Committee. Learn More

“March” Your Way Into Webinar Wednesdays!
SNA’s schedule of professional development webinars is warming up with new e-learning events for the month of March. Register today! Learn More

Last Chance for Award Nominations!
Recognize your colleague today for SNA’s Employee of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Director of the Year awards. Nominations are being accepted online until tomorrow, March 1, 2018. Learn More

Countdown to LAC 2018
SNA’s 2018 Position Paper will be the focus of SNA’s 2018 Legislative Action Conference (LAC), starting this Sunday, March 4. SNA members are encouraged to visit the LAC Resources page for talking points and other tools to help advocate on behalf of school meal programs. Learn More

School Meal Block Grants: How Much Would You Lose?
SNA’s easy to use, printable block grant calculator can you give you a clearer picture of potential losses to your local school meal program. Read More

LAC School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Prep Course Pre-Con
Considering taking the SNS exam? Need a refresher? Then you should register for the SNS Prep Course Pre-Con at SNA’s 2018 Legislative Action Conference (LAC)! Read More

Stay Connected with SNA
Headed to the nation’s capital to attend LAC 2018? Be sure to stay connected with SNA and share your favorite conference moments with us on SNA’s Facebook page and @SchoolLunch on Twitter (use the hashtag #LAC18). Also, check out the SNA Flickr page after the conference to see a photo journal of all the advocacy action!

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The deadline for this year’s NSBW Contest ends on Friday, March 30! You could win a registration and recognition at #ANC18 in Las Vegas!
Learn more about National School Breakfast Week 2018

Increase Lunch Participation; Promote NSBW!
The National School Breakfast Week kick-off is next week! Celebrate with this year's theme of “I Heart School Breakfast.” Learn More

Tools & Resources
Start by downloading the NSBW 2018 toolkit for 15+ pages of resources and ideas. View Toolkit

Handouts
You can also download free, printable activity sheets for students. And be sure to share the NSBW infographic (also available in Spanish) that contains key information about healthy school breakfasts for parents. View Handouts

Promote Your Celebration on Social Media
Don’t forget to check out SNA’s NSBW shareable content. With five different NSLW-themed design to choose from, you can use them across your social networks to help celebrate NSBW next week. NSBW is a great opportunity to share photos and details of your event on social media. How will your school or district promote the “I Heart School Breakfast” theme? Post something to your program’s Facebook page or send a message to SNA’s Facebook page. Connect with SNA

SNF to Honor Five National 2018 School Nutrition Heroes
Next week, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) will honor the 2018 School Nutrition Heroes as part of the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes event. The five Heroes were nominated by their peers and chosen by SNF because they epitomize the hardworking characteristics of those devoted to serving students and helping their communities. Learn More

SNA’s New Online Ethics Module is Now Available!
Last month, SNA launched its new online ethics training module. Find out how this module can help you learn to recognize and address ethical dilemmas in the workplace. Learn More




Upcoming (Mar. 14): Community Eligibility Series, Part 2: Making It Work With ISPs Below 60%

February 28, 2018
Last Day to Vote in SNA’s Election

February 28, 2018
SN Showcase Poster Proposal Deadline

March 1, 2018
SNA Member Awards Nominations Deadline

March 4-6, 2018
SNA's 2018 Legislative Action Conference (LAC)

March 5, 2018
SNF’s Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes

March 5-9, 2018
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW)

March 16, 2018
Last Day for SNA’s Virtual Expo

March 28, 2018
Webinar: Best of #SNIC18: Making Plant-Based Eating Doable and Desirable in K-12

Featured Recipe
In the February 2018 issue, view the Food Focus article, Sea the Possibilities, to check out the featured recipe, Torta De Alaska Pollock Verde.

School Lunch a Step Up from Yesteryear; Challenge Remains to Be Nutritious, Palatable, The Daily Courier

Farm to School Program Underway in Portsmouth, SeacoastOnline.com

BBQ Solves Eastlake's Lunch Woes, The San Diego Union-Tribune

One School Sharing Leftover Cafeteria Food with Farm Animals, KCRG 9 ABC News

Campaign Encourages Families to Choose Breakfast at School, NewtonCountyTimes.com

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