Join Today’s Webinar on Procurement Ethics
Ethics play a major role in procurement, and procurement ethics are critical to your school nutrition operation. Join this afternoon’s webinar (2:00 pm ET) to learn all about this crucial topic as part of SNA’s new programming, “School Nutrition Ethics: What Should You Do?” Learn More
SNA Launches Stop the Block Coalition
SNA announces the launch of the #Stoptheblock Coalition and website, an effort with partner organizations to oppose any attempts to block grant school nutrition programs. To learn more about the coalition, or the harm that block grants would inflict, visit stopblockgrantsnow.org.
Congratulations to the #NSBW18 School Breakfast Contest Winners!
The eight grand prize winners of the 2018 School Breakfast Week Contest, sponsored by SNA and Kellogg’s, were announced! Read More
#ANC18 Regular Rate Registration Deadline is This Friday!
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
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 Membership Section Meetings
These special meetings allow peers from districts and schools all over the country to come together to discuss challenges and solutions for school nutrition programs. Take a look at what’s planned for this year’s section meetings. Learn More
Mix It Up at #ANC18!
Looking for fresh ideas to mix up the same-ol’ things you’ve been doing in your program? There’s no better place to do that then at #ANC18! Take a look at the planned Education Sessions and Spotlight Sessions so you can create a customized schedule that fits your own educational needs. With 120+ education sessions, you can pick and choose, mix and match the right ones for YOU..
The number of days before #ANC18 descends upon Las Vegas! Check out the new countdown timer on SNA website to see just how close we are to the “School Nutrition Event of the Year.”
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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
#SNAStrong: 2018-19 Annual Membership Campaign!
Alone we whisper, together we shout! SNA needs more voices raised in support of school meal programs. Help SNA to raise its voice to 60,000 members speaking up and being heard. When you do, SNA will be stronger than ever—and you will have the chance to win a registration to ANC 2020! Recruit ONE or more new members between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019 and you will be automatically be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 5 VIP registrations to SNA’s 2020 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Nashville, Tenn. Learn More
Start Your Engines With School Breakfast
It’s never too early to mark your calendars for National School Breakfast Week, which will be celebrated March 4-8, 2019. The theme will be “Start Your Engines With School Breakfast.” Check out the SNA website for some early planning tools and also be sure to read the NSBW Preview article in the April 2018 issue of School Nutrition and get pumped for next year. Learn More
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
Managing Food Allergies at School
Did you know that an estimated 13 percent of school-aged children in the United States have one or more food allergies? Visit SNA's Food Allergy Resource Center to find helpful information for managing food allergies in the school setting. Learn More
Today: Best of #LAC18: Procurement Ethics -
What Should You Do?
June 1, 2018
ANC 2018 Regular Rate Registration Deadline
June 1, 2018
SNA’s 2018-19 Annual Membership Campaign Begins
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
March 4-8, 2019
National School Breakfast Week
Voices for Inclusion
In the May 2018 issue, read the third installment of SN’s “Voices for Inclusion” series, featuring SNA members speaking up about diversity, inclusion and equity in school nutrition. The previous installments were featured in our March and April issues.
Mead Elementary Principal Serves Breakfast During Cafeteria Staff Shortage, KENS CBS 5 News
Top Chef Dan Giusti is Transforming New London School Lunches, WTNH News 8
Schools Prepare Summer Servings for Hungry Kids, Daily Journal
Breakfast in the Classroom: Rutherford County Schools Expands Program to Feed Hungry Students, Daily News Journal
Clay County District Schools Acquires New Food Truck to Feed Students, Teach Culinary and Business Skills, WOKV News 104.5