Congressional Budget Office Releases New Farm Bill Analysis
On May 2, 2018, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a detailed analysis of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. Read More

Thank Your #LunchHeroes Today and Beyond!
While School Lunch Hero Day may have come to an end last week, you school can still thank your #LunchHeroes anytime with these new awesome new thank you cards in both English and Spanish! Read More

May is a Memorable Month for Webinars!
SNA’s schedule of upcoming professional development webinars is warming up this month with three remaining e-learning opportunities. Register today! Learn More

#ANC18 Regular Rate Registration Deadline
If you haven’t yet registered for ANC 2018, register today to take advantage of the Regular Rate registration deadline. SNA will only accept registration at the Regular Rate until June 1st. After that date, all registrations received will be charged at the Onsite Rate. Register Today

ANC 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops
Attending SNA’s 2018 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Las Vegas? Make plans now to kick-start your professional development by attending a pre-conference workshop on Sunday, July 8. But hurry; these workshops are filling up fast! Learn More

ANC 2018: Culinary Skills Labs
Stop by the culinary lab at #ANC18 to walk through four mini demonstrations, including thermometer calibration, fruits and veggie prep, knife skills and weights and measures. Each session will be taught by members of SNA’s Chefs Task Force. Learn More

School Lunch: Lots 2 Love
National School Lunch Week is 2018 will be celebrated October 15-19. This year’s theme is “School Lunch: Lots 2 Love.” Check out the SNA website for some early planning tools and also be sure to read the NSLW Preview article in the April 2018 issue of School Nutrition and get pumped for this year’s celebration. Learn More

The percentage of districts that reported offering a customizable menu option for students. The most prevalent type of customization option was salad/produce bars or made-to-order salads.
(Source: SNA’s 2017 Trends Report)
Learn more facts in SNA’s 2017 Trends Report

Call for Nominations: Shape the Future of the SNS and Certificate Programs
The SNA Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council is recruiting qualified candidates to serve on the Governing Council and help shape the future of SNA’s Certificate and Credentialing programs. All nomination forms must be received by May 15, 2018. Learn More

Ethics are Critical to Your Program
In today's world, ethics and ethical behavior have never been more important. Check out SNA's new online ethics training module and find out why more than 240 people have taken this course. To learn more and to review purchasing options, visit

Last Chance to Recruit Before the 2017-18 Membership Year Ends!
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 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

Read the Spring 2018 Journal
From the unique challenges of rural school districts to simple solutions to get children to eat their vegetables, the spring edition of the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management has the latest research affecting child nutrition and school foodservice management. Learn More

SNA apologizes for the delayed delivery of SN Express due to technical difficulties with its website.

Next Week: Helpful Tips for Training Your
Multigenerational Staff

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

May 23, 2018
Webinar: The Department of Education Presents: Emergency Preparedness

May 30, 2018
Webinar: Best of #LAC18: Procurement Ethics - What Should You Do?

May 31, 2018
Last Day for SNA's 2017-18 Membership Campaign

June 1, 2018
ANC 2018 Regular Rate Registration Deadline

July 9-12, 2018
Annual National Conference

October 15-19, 2018
National School Lunch Week

NSLW 2018 Preview
Check out the April 2018 issue to discover the official campaign theme for National School Lunch Week 2018.

Author of “Lunch Lady” Series Visits to Show Appreciation for School Cafeteria Staff, McLean Patch

Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Turns Out Some Can Be Found in Chef’s Coats, WCNC Charlotte

South Dakota Schools Celebrate “School Lunch Hero Day”, KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Pam Veghlan Swaps the Apron for a Cape, La Crosse Tribune

Depew Elementary Students Celebrate “School Lunch Hero Day”, WIVB Buffalo

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