SNA Announces 2018 National Industry Member of the Year
SNA will recognize Mary Begalle, PhD, RDN, SNS, of SunOpta Foods Inc. as the national Industry Member of the Year at its 72nd Annual National Conference in July in Las Vegas, Nev. Read More

Republican Study Committee Proposes School Meal Block Grant
The Republican Study Committee has released their 2019 budget plan which proposes to "consolidate funding for child nutrition programs into a single block grant." Read More

Join Our Upcoming May Webinars!
Only four Webinar Wednesdays e-learning events left before the summer! Register now and join us for one or all four webinars. Read More

#ANC18 Regular Rate Registration Deadline: June 1
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

Make the Case to Attend ANC
You know all the great reasons to attend ANC. But does your supervisor understand? Customize this “Dear Supervisor” letter that acknowledges tight budgets and emphasizes ANC as a fantastic return on investment. Also, take advantage of this financial spreadsheet and example to help you make the case! Learn More

ANC Exhibitors: Help the School Nutrition Foundation by Donating Giveaways for Booth Raffle
The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), a 501(c)3 organization, is delighted to offer ANC Exhibitors the opportunity to support our Annual Fund by donating an item for the Foundation’s booth raffle in Las Vegas. Your donation is tax deductible and will help raise funds to expand and improve programs that serve the school nutrition community. Download the Donation Form and make a difference.

Grow Your Network
You can’t afford NOT to tap into the power of networking. The time to network is not when you’re seeking guidance, it’s NOW. At ANC, you have the opportunity to interact with peers who are in the trenches with you, going through many of the same challenges you face. Tap into their expertise to enhance your productivity. Many say that the opportunity to make professional connections at ANC is their top reason for attending. Learn More

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Including #ANC18, this is the number of times ANC has been held in Las Vegas. The annual conference was first held in Las Vegas in 1968, 50 years ago!
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SNA Certificate Program – New Bridge Level Launching in July 2018
Are you ready for the launch of the new Level 2 Certificate in School Nutrition? 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

Schools as Nutrition Hubs
SNF has worked with Share Our Strength to develop trainings and technical assistance with assessments to help directors work through the steps necessary to expand their nutrition programs to an after the bell breakfast model, supper, and summer meals. Learn More

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

SNA’s Trends Report
As school nutrition professionals work to promote healthier choices and boost school meal participation, a 2017 SNA survey reveals school menus feature more international flavors, made-to-order entrees and cleaner label options. 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




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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

Read the May 2018 Issue
The latest edition of School Nutrition magazine covers the people with the potential to champion your programs; those who might be either “powerful partners” or “petty pains.” That’s right—the May 2018 issue is all about the school principal.

Holmen, West Salem Nutrition Department Plant Orchards Their Kids Will Enjoy, La Crosse Tribune

Madison Schools Look to Lengthen Lunch Period, WKOW ABC 27 News

Utah Volunteers Help Head Start Preschoolers Make Healthy Choices, Deseret News

Douglas School Nutrition Program Serving Summer Meals At No Cost, Douglasville Patch

Webster Greenhouse Offers Lessons and Lunch for Students, WHAM ABC 13 News

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