All Ages Can Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day!
May 4, School Lunch Hero Day is almost here - how will the students at your school celebrate their #LunchHeroes? Read More

SNA 2018 Election Investigation Update
SNA’s investigation into alleged impropriety in voting conduct during the 2018 election is underway. Read More

You 'May' Not Want To Miss Out On Webinar Wednesdays!
In May, we are focusing on preparing and training your staff for items as serious as natural disasters, and as challenging as procurement processes! Read More

Watch Why You Don’t Want to Miss #ANC18
Got a minute? Watch why you don’t want to miss the school nutrition event of the year in this short video. Early registration discounts end on May 4! Learn More

Need Idea to Reinvigorate Your Local SNA Chapter?
Are you a local or state SNA chapter leader who is looking for ways to reinvigorate your chapter or start a new chapter? Don’t miss Chapter Leadership Day, an annual interactive, informative and fun event on Sunday, July 8, featuring networking opportunities with chapter leaders from across the country and topics such as planning engaging meetings, recruiting new members, and more. This session will be led by JoAnne Robinett, SNS. Learn More

Discover the Power of Networking
You’ll want to bring plenty of business cards to #ANC18 because, at the “School Nutrition Event of the Year,” making connections is a top priority. The conference agenda is designed to allow for plenty of time to interact with your peers. Sharing with other professionals who face similar on-the-job challenges can yield effective solutions and best-practice ideas. In fact, it’s the power of networking at ANC that keeps many members coming back year after year. Learn 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. Learn More

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The number of food allergy-related FAQs currently available in SNA’s Food Allergy Resource Center. Got your own question you’re curious about? Submit it today and will receive a reply from a dedicated National Peanut Board Food Allergy Expert.
Learn more with SNA’s Food Allergy Resource Center

U.S. House Unveils Farm Bill Proposal
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) released his draft Farm Bill proposal last week signaling the beginning of efforts to renew farm and food policy legislation. The farm bill, which is due for reauthorization in 2019, covers five years of funding and policy changes in matters involving USDA. SNA continues to monitor progress on the bill and to urge House and Senate Agriculture Committee members to push for an expansion of USDA Foods to support the School Breakfast Program as part of the bill. Learn More

Unpaid Meal Debt Bill Passes in Iowa
HF 2467 passed the Iowa legislature on April 8th. Among other provisions, the original bill text required a school to provide a reimbursable meal to any student that requests one regardless of their ability to pay or status of an unpaid meal balance. An amendment was adopted to remove the requirement and instead encourage schools to serve a meal to a student with an unpaid meal balance. The bill is effective July 1, 2018. Learn More

See What Members Are Saying About SNA’s New Ethics Module
Discover what over 200 members have already determined is a great way to start the discussion of ethical behavior with your team, and prepare them to make the right decisions.

  • “I thoroughly enjoyed this training, it will be a valuable tool for all foodservice employees.”
    Nancy Hogstad, Executive Director, SNA of Iowa
  • “I love the graphics and the whole module!! Great job.”
    Lori Danella, Asst. Director Nutrition, Lees Summit, Mo.
  • “I enjoyed the module, it will benefit many SNA members.”
    Sally Spero, SNS, Child Nutrition Director, Lakeside Union SD, Calif.

To learn more and to review purchasing options, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/ethics.

SNA State Support Center
Resources for SNA state associations are at your fingertips! SNA’s online State Support Center has resources to help state associations create engaging newsletters, run professional annual conferences, hold effective board meetings, and more. Learn More

April is National Autism Awareness Month
SN’s Promotion Calendar defines and discusses Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn More

School Meal Trends & Stats
Looking for the latest stats and trends related to school meals? We've got you covered! From stats on participation and program costs to information on reimbursement rates and meal prices, check out the SNA website to be “in the know” about school meals. Learn More




Upcoming (May 2): Best of #LAC18: Natural Disasters - Preparation and Impact

April 26-28, 2018
National Leadership Conference

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 16, 2018
Webinar: Helpful Tips for Training Your Multigenerational Staff

May 9-10, 2018
Spring Industry Boot Camp

July 9-12, 2018
Annual National Conference

Read the April 2018 Issue
In the April 2018 issue of School Nutrition magazine, get your meals on wheels, made-to-order, on-trend and with love. Find out what innovative crazes are being installed around the country—and which ideas you can snag for your school meals operations.

Waffles or Pancakes? Students at St. Edmond Mix It Up on Monday by Sitting with Students They Otherwise Wouldn’t, The Messenger

Reaping What They Sow: CCHS Students Go Green(s), Times Daily

Four Georgians School Hosts “Second Chance Breakfast” Program, KTVH NBC News

School Officials See Correlation Between Lunches and Grades, WTOV 9 News

Soccoro ISD Supper Program Reaches 100,000 Meals, KTSM 9 NBC News

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