Join Today’s Webinar on Emergency Preparedness
From kitchen fires to school shootings, are you prepared if the unthinkable were to happen in your school or district? Join this afternoon’s webinar and learn more about the different types of threats that may be encountered in schools and how you can be prepared. Learn More

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Approves $20 Million for SBP Commodities
The full House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2019 Agriculture Appropriations Bill on May 16th on a vote of 31-20. SNA was successful in getting two of its legislative priorities included in the bill language that the Committee approved. Read More

2018 Farm Bill Defeated in the U.S. House
On May 18, 2018, in the U.S. House of Representatives, the 2018 Farm Bill was defeated on the Floor by a vote of 198-213. The bill contained language directing USDA to revamp the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Read More

Better Hurry! #ANC18 Regular Rate Registration Deadline Approaching
If you haven’t yet registered for ANC 2018, this is your last opportunity 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. Learn More

Top 4 Reasons to Visit the #ANC18 Exhibit Hall
Already registered or thinking about attending #ANC18? Read why you should not miss the largest exhibit hall in the School Nutrition market. Read More

Make the Case to Attend
You know all the great reasons to attend #ANC18. But does your supervisor understand? To help you make the case, take advantage of our “Dear Supervisor” letter and financial spreadsheet. Learn More

Jason Smith is Coming to #ANC18
Guess who’s coming to #ANC18? It’s Food Network Star Jason Smith! Smith will be presenting an education session (“Jason Smith: From Cafeteria Manager to Food Network Star”) and a culinary demonstration, as well as co-hosting the Red Carpet Awards! If you aren’t familiar with this Food Network Star, check out this video.

At #ANC18, there is a session for everyone! With over 120 education sessions to choose from, it’s easy to find sessions that meet your individual professional development needs.
Learn more about ANC 2018

Submit Comments on Regulatory Reform
USDA is requesting ideas from the public on how they can provide better customer service and remove unintended barriers to participation in Federal programs. USDA is specifically asking for ideas on regulations, guidance documents, or any other policy documents in need of reform. For example, ideas to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal those items. This is the fourth and final opportunity to provide comments on this notice. We encourage you to send your comments through SNA’s portal, or directly submit them to USDA. SNA will form a working group to draft comments for submission. Comments and information are requested on or before July 17, 2018. Learn More

SNA Releases 2018 Policy Statements
The SNA Board of Directors has approved SNA’s 2018 Policy Statements which define the Association’s general position on issues such as expanding student access to school meals, reducing barriers, and supporting best practices. Learn More

Advance Your Professional Development with SNA’s Online Ethics Course
In today's world, ethics and ethical behavior have never been more important. There seems to be no end of coverage on the people who are getting it wrong. Which is why it's critical that school nutrition professionals get it right. Check out SNA's new online ethics training module and find out why over 250 people have taken this course. Learn More

Why Attend Industry Boot Camp? Listen to Your Peers!
Attention industry representatives! Did you know that attendees of SNA’s Industry Boot Camp are raving about this educational seminar? Participants of the spring seminar have described it as a “very insightful” and “enlightening” experience. Want to read more about what attendees are saying? Visit the Boot Camp page to read more and register now for our Fall 2018 Industry Boot Camp, taking place October 31-November 1, 2018. Learn More

SNA Blog Features School Nutrition Successes
Have you been tuned in to Through this blog, SNA is sharing stories and photos that highlight the many ways school nutrition professionals are making a positive difference in children’s lives. SNA promotes these posts through the Tray Talk Facebook page and shares them with legislators and the media in SNA’s various outreach efforts.

Today's Webinar: 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

June 20, 2018
Webinar: Best of #LAC18: Mastering Forecasting through Cycle Menus

July 9-12, 2018
Annual National Conference

October 15-19, 2018
National School Lunch Week

October 31-November 1, 2018
Fall Industry Boot Camp

Featured Recipe
In the May 2018 issue, view the Food Focus article, Feeling Awash in Squash?, to check out the featured recipe, Harvest Apple Muffins.

Gwinnett’s Maxwell High School of Technology Wins Big at the Inaugural USDA Southeast Regional Junior Chef Competition, Ga. DOE

Public Schools to Offer Free Meals to All Kids Throughout Summer, KHON 2 News

HCS Summer Meal Program to Include Mobile Bus Route, The News-Enterprise

Cool Schools: St. Thomas School Builds Community Garden, ABC 57 News

'A Blessing': Anonymous Donor Gives $10K to Pay Off School Lunch Debts, New England Cable News

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