New Keynote Speaker Announced for ANC
Doctor’s orders sideline Kristin Chenoweth; broadcast journalist Gayle King will now grace the ANC stage in Vegas. Learn More

House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bills Approved by Committees
Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees considered bills in May to authorize spending on Agriculture programs for Fiscal Year 2019. Read More

Submit Comments on Regulatory Reform – include until June 15
USDA wants your opinion on how best to simplify school nutrition program regulations and time is running out to submit your comments. 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. 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

Discover the Power of Networking at #ANC18
Where is the one place you can find thousands of school nutrition professionals under one roof, creating a remarkable opportunity for networking? At #ANC18 of course! In fact, it’s the power of networking at ANC that keeps members coming back year after year. ANC is designed to encourage networking on multiple levels, including Membership Section Meetings and Member Section Lounges where you can meet with peers from across the country to discuss challenges and solutions, as well as numerous special events. Register by Friday, June 8 to ensure a hotel room at the SNA rate! Register Today

First-Timers Session
Is this your first time attending ANC? If so, you’ll want to attend this information-gathering session on Monday, July 9, which will guide you in the right direction in order to make the most of your conference experience. Join the ANC 2018 Program Advisors Vanessa Hayes, SNS and Sara Gasiorowski, SNS, as they provide a rundown of highlights and answer questions. Learn More

Need Ideas 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 the Chapter Leadership Workshop on Sunday, July 8, featuring networking opportunities with chapter leaders from across the country and topics such as planning to engage meetings, recruiting new members, and more. This session will be led by JoAnne Robinett, SNS. Learn More

What Happens at #ANC18, Stays at #ANC18
When not in sessions or exploring the Exhibit Hall, there are tons of fun things to do in Las Vegas. Please visit the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority website to learn more about restaurants, attractions, shopping, tours and more! They even offer a free Las Vegas travel guide and information about maximizing your Vegas budget.

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The number of books authored by award-winning celebrity chef and best-selling author, Jeff Henderson. Henderson will serve as the keynote speaker for the closing general session, July 12 at #ANC18.
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New FNS Rule Simplifies Summer Food Service Paperwork
USDA FNS announced in the Federal Register a final rule that amends the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) regulations to extend simplified cost accounting and reporting procedures to SFSP sponsors and eliminates the cost comparison requirements for determining payments to sponsors. Learn More

USDA Continues Summer Meals Non-Congregate Feeding Pilot in 2018
In a memo published on May 24, 2018, USDA FNS announced that it is continuing its 2017 demonstration project allowing non-congregate feeding at certain outdoor summer meal sites experiencing excessive heat for summer 2018. Learn More

FNS Announces Revisions to Child Nutrition Program Waivers
In a memo published on May 24, 2018, USDA FNS announced that it is revising the current process for state agencies and eligible service providers seeking a waiver of statutory or regulatory requirements for Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). Learn More

SNA's Wants YOU to Attend This Fall’s Industry Boot Camp
Are you an industry representative new to the multi-billion-dollar school nutrition market or a seasoned veteran that wants to brush up on the intricacies of this complex segment? Designed specifically for our industry partners, SNA's Fall Industry Boot Camp, taking place October 31- November 1, in Alexandria, Va., is a dynamic educational seminar that provides a thorough overview of today's school nutrition environment, including information on procurement, a tour of a local cafeteria and a two-hour panel discussion with school nutrition directors. Reserve your spot today as seating is limited! Learn More

Join Our Final Webinar Wednesday of the School Year!
On Wednesday, June 20, our Best of #LAC18 Series concludes with "Mastering Forecasting through Cycle Menus," where three exceptional speakers will provide their expert insights into managing a cycle menu. From menu arrangements, operational management, forecasting and adapting to changing needs, they’ll discuss each consideration. Learn More




Upcoming (Jun. 20): 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

2018 Editorial Calendar
Would you like a preview of the articles you can expect to find in SN in the coming months? View the Editorial Calendar.

School’s Out, But Lunch Is Still Served, Santa Fe New Mexican

Gourmet on a Budget: Chefs Throw Down Their Best $1.25 School Lunch Ideas in New London, The Day

Davis Students Learn about Health and Nutrition, Hillsdale Daily News

Santa Barbara Fights Hunger with Nutrition, School Lunch Programs, Santa Barbara Independent

Let It Grow: Stamford Students Learn to Garden, Stamford Advocate

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