#ANC18 to Feature Actress Kristin Chenoweth and Chef Jeff Henderson
Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth and renowned Chef Jeff Henderson will headline the 76th Annual National Conference (ANC) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More

New Editor Named for the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
Dr. Catherine Strohbehn appointed as the new editor of the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management. Read More

This St. Patty’s, Who Needs Luck When You Have Webinar Wednesdays?
Worried it’s too late to sign up for SNA’s upcoming Webinar Wednesdays? You’re in luck! There’s still plenty of time to register for the upcoming webinars in March and April! Read More

Virtual Expo Final Days—Don’t Miss Out
SNA’s free 2018 Virtual Expo will be closing on Friday, March 16! If you haven’t yet joined the 1,800+ attendees who have already visited the Expo, register now! Explore 33 interactive exhibit booths in the Food and Beverage and Equipment/Technology Halls, earn CEUs by watching 23 pre-recorded education sessions in the Learning Center (available to you 24-7), and earn points on the Leaderboard for a chance to win prizes! Plus, you can connect with other attendees in the Networking Lounge. Learn More

#ANC18 Sneak Peek—Register Early and Save!
Preparations are in full swing for SNA’s 2018 Annual National Conference (ANC), the premier learning and networking event of your profession with more than 6,000 attendees from across the nation! Check your March issue of School Nutrition for a sneak peek of #ANC18. Plus, don’t forget about the School Nutrition Foundation’s ANC First-Timer Scholarships. This year’s ANC will be the most informative, engaging and inspiring in SNA history, so don’t miss out—register now! Remember to take note of the schedule change for 2018—unlike in previous years, the conference officially begins on Monday, July 9, and runs through Thursday, July 12, with pre-conference workshops occurring on Sunday, July 8. Learn More

Enter the NSBW18 Contest!
While National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) may be over for another year, there’s still time to enter the NSBW18 Contest! Kellogg’s® and SNA joined forces this year to recognize schools that go above and beyond in spreading the word about the benefits of a healthy school breakfast with creative and innovative ways to increase school breakfast participation. You could win a registration to #ANC18 in Las Vegas as well as a fun and delicious Kellogg’s® prize package! Visit the contest website or download the flyer for more details and to submit your school’s winning ideas by March 30! Learn More

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The number of monthly, weekly and daily celebration ideas for the month of March featured in School Nutrition magazine’s Promotion Calendar. For more calendar dates to observe in your cafeteria, check it out on SNA’s website.
Learn more in SN’s 2017-18 Promotion Calendar

2018 Legislative Action Conference Recap
SNA’s 46th annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC) brought together expert perspectives in school nutrition, SNA members and advocates who came together united in the mission to share their compelling stories that help shape national policy in child nutrition. Check out the highlights from #LAC18 in Washington, D.C.; including the annual Charge to the Hill. We encourage you to stay up to date with the latest legislative news by signing up for Legislative Action Alerts and SNA’s Tuesday Morning newsletter.

Use SNA’s Block Grant Calculator
By now, you’ve heard of the potential damage that a school meal block grant could inflict on school nutrition programs. SNA’s easy to use, printable block grant calculator can you give you a clearer estimate of how much your local schools and students stand to lose. Also, be sure to check out the Stop the Block infographic!

USDA Extends Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs Comment Period
In a Federal Register Notice published on February 17, 2018, USDA FNS announced that they were extending the comment period for the Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs: Request for Information (RFI). The information collection is intended to help FNS gather feedback from stakeholders on how the crediting system can be improved, as well as to offer customer service to those operating and benefitting from the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). The new due date for comments is April 23, 2018, and can be submitted through the Federal Register.

Congratulations to All the Winners in the 2018 SNA Election!
Thanks to all those who voted in the recent election for 2018 national leadership positions! New leadership was elected for the SNA Board of Directors and the Leadership Development Committee. Read More

SN Promotion Calendar: The Ides of March (Mar. 15)
What’s so bad about the Ides of March? And what, exactly, are Ides? Find answers to these questions (and more) here! Learn More

SNA’s Little Big Fact Book
Whether you want to get a new employee up to speed, help explain school nutrition issues to your district’s superintendent, or support legislative initiatives in your state house, SNA’s Little Big Fact Book: The Essential Guide to School Nutrition offers everything you need to know about the fundamentals of school nutrition. This handy resource is a must-have for anyone and everyone working in and with school nutrition programs. Purchase your copy today through SNA’s online bookstore! Learn More




Upcoming (Mar. 28): Best of #SNIC18: Making Plant-Based Eating Doable and Desirable in K-12

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

March 30, 2018
2018 School Breakfast Contest Deadline

April 2, 2018
SNF Professional Development Scholarships Deadline

April 4, 2018
Webinar: Best of #SNIC18: When it Comes to Food and Ingredients, What Do Consumers Really Want?

April 11, 2018
Webinar: Community Eligibility Series, Part 3: Strategies for Partial Implementation

April 26-28, 2018
National Leadership Conference

May 4, 2018
ANC 2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline

May 4, 2018
School Lunch Hero Day

Bonus Web Content
The Food Focus feature for March, “Grape Expectations,” is written as an ode to the grape. After reading the article, be sure to check out this month’s Bonus Web Content, featuring two more fun recipes for incorporating grapes into your menu.

We Dine Together: Eagle Students Making Sure No Classmates Sit Alone at Lunch, KTVB 7 News

NISD Offers Free Breakfast, Lunch During Spring Break, KENS 5 Eyewitness CBS News

Prince William County Public Schools Providing Taste Test for Potential New Lunch Menu Items, Fox 5 DC News

For the First Time Fairbury Raised Beef Served at Fairbury Public Schools, KWBE News Channel Nebraska

Holloway: Farm to School in Georgia is a Win-Win, BarrowNewsJournal.com

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