Hiring Flexibility Under Professional Standards: Call for Comments
This proposed rule would add four flexibilities to the hiring standards for new school nutrition program directors in small LEAs and new state directors under the professional standards regulations for the NSLP and SBP. Read More

Suit Up for SNA Industry Boot Camp
Attention industry representatives! Time is running out to register for SNA’s Industry Boot Camp. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the school nutrition market and network with directors. Registration closes April 16! Read More

Attend ANC 2018 with a First-Timer Scholarship!
Attention district directors! Nominate an employee or manager-level staff member for SNF’s ANC First-Timer Scholarship. Read More

SNA Comments on Review of Applications Process
SNA submitted comments in response to a Federal Register Notice: Agency Collection Activities: Evaluation of the Independent Review of Applications Process for School Meals. The intention is to provide USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) with information on the effectiveness of the Independent Review of Applications (IRA) requirement. Learn More

2018 First Quarter State Legislative Report
SNA’s 2018 First Quarter State Legislative Report takes a look at the key legislation trending across the country and provides the latest updates on their status. Catch up on what issues might be simmering in your state, and neighboring states, in this report.

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 Food Buying Guide Mobile App
USDA offers a Food Buying Guide (FBG) mobile application for child nutrition program operators. The app contains the same information that’s found in the interactive Food Buying Guide online. Learn More

The number of people who have taken the new SNA Online Ethics Module. Wondering about ethics and ethical decision-making? Then you should complete this fun and engaging module. You’ll also earn 1 CEU for completing the module!
Learn more about SNA's Ethics in School Nutrition training

Get Ready for the School Nutrition Event of the Year!
#ANC18 in Las Vegas is just around the corner! This year’s Annual National Conference (#ANC18) features an action-packed schedule that is sure to leave you reinvigorated and full of fresh perspectives on school nutrition. Whether your goal is to network, explore new products, or obtain CEU’s, #ANC18 has it all! With more than 120 sessions on all the hottest topics and featuring the top speakers in school nutrition, you won’t want to miss it. Learn More

Recognize Your #LunchHeroes With Help From SNA’s Emporium
School Lunch Hero Day is fast approaching on May 4, do you know how you will show appreciation to your #LunchHeroes? Consider purchasing them a School Lunch Hero-themed gift or even a gift certificate from SNA’s Emporium. Also, don’t forget to share your School Lunch Hero Day celebrations by tagging us on Facebook @SchoolNutritionAssociation, Instagram @SchoolNutritionAssoc and Twitter @SchoolLunch while using #LunchHeroes - we may share your content!

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. Learn More

60K or Bust!
SNA membership numbers continue to soar, but your Association leadership has issued an ambitious challenge: Break the 60,000 mark in 2018! And you have a role to play. Recruit five or more new members by May 31, 2018, as part of the “SNA Membership Matters” 2017-18 Annual Membership Campaign, and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of five registrations to SNA’s 2019 Annual National Conference (ANC). Help us make history: Reach out to coworkers and friends in other schools or districts and tell them why you are a proud SNA member! Learn More

SNA’s Promotion Calendar
Seeking fresh ideas and new events to celebrate for the remainder of the school year? Turn to SNA’s online Promotion Calendar, a member resource produced by the editorial staff of School Nutrition magazine. Learn More

Today: Community Eligibility Series, Part 3: Strategies for Partial Implementation

April 26-28, 2018
National Leadership Conference

May 2, 2018
Webinar: Best of #LAC18: Natural Disasters - Preparation and Impact

May 4, 2018
ANC 2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline

May 4, 2018
School Lunch Hero Day

May 9, 2018
Webinar: Emotional Intelligence: The Leadership Edge

May 9-10, 2018
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 9-12, 2018
Annual National Conference

ANC 2018 Conference Preview
The March 2018 issue of School Nutrition featured your first look at ANC 2018 in Las Vegas, with bright lights, bold vision and tons of key information about the can’t-miss “School Nutrition Event of the Year”!

In Oakland, Rethinking School Lunches Starts with Rethinking School Kitchens, Berkeleyside

DC Public Schools Afterschool Supper Program Fills Hunger Gap, WJLA ABC 7 News

City Schools Will Pay $15 Million for Compostable Cutlery, New York Post

Wenonah Elementary School Wins State Challenge for Feeding All Students, WHSV ABC 3 News

Grant Helps Tempe Elementary Students Bite Into Healthier School Lunches, Wrangler News

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