Today is the Last Day to Submit Your Application for SNF's Winston Foodservice Equipment Grant
Attention school nutrition directors: Do you need new holding cabinets, holding drawers or rethermalizers? The School Nutrition Foundation is accepting applications for the Winston Foodservice Equipment Grant—winners receive 10 pieces of new equipment. Read More

#LAC18 Regular Rate Registration Deadline is February 2
If you haven’t yet registered for SNA’s 2018 Legislative Action Conference (LAC), this is your last opportunity to take advantage of the Regular Rate registration deadline. SNA will only accept registrations at the Regular Rate until Friday, February 2. After that date, all registrations received will be charged at the Onsite Rate. Read More

SNA 2018 Election – February 15-28, 2018
The SNA 2018 election is coming soon! Remember to cast your vote to elect the new members of the Board of Directors and the Leadership Development Committee. Add it to your February calendar as a top priority! The voting opens Thursday, February 15 and closes Wednesday, February 28. It will again be conducted online through a secure voting site. To view biographies of all the candidates, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SNAElection.

Register Now for SNA's Virtual Expo!
Register now for SNA's free 2018 Virtual Expo and be among the first in line to know when the expo officially opens on February 6! This is your opportunity to experience the future of sourcing new products, equipment and technology—all with the click of a mouse—from 30+ top industry vendors. Plus, you'll be able to earn up to 20 CEUs by viewing pre-recorded education sessions chosen from some of our most popular #ANC17 sessions. Read More

NSBW 2018 Tools & Resources
National School Lunch Week (NSLW), happening March 5-9, will be here before you know it! If you need inspiration for planning your celebration, start by downloading the NSBW 2018 toolkit for 15+ pages of resources and ideas. And be sure to share the NSLW infographic (also available in Spanish) that contains key information about healthy school lunches for parents. Finally, don’t forget to check out SNA’s NSLW shareable content. With five different NBW-themed designs to choose from, you can use them across your social networks to help celebrate NSBW. NSBW Site

ANC 2018: Bright Ideas, Bold Vision
Join us for the School Nutrition Event of the Year—SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC), July 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada! Nearly 7,000 strong will unite for four days to share bright ideas, learn best practices and illuminate a bold vision for foodservice in K-12 schools. Registration opens February 9. Read More

SNF $1,500 Scholarships Available to Attend ANC!
The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is now accepting applications for a limited number of scholarships to attend SNA’s 2018 Annual National Conference (ANC). The application deadline is February 15, 2018. Read More

96%
According to a 2015 survey of SNA members, 96% said that student participation increases during NSBW.
Learn more about National School Breakfast Week 2018

Serve on a National SNA Committee in 2018-19
Today, January 31, is the last day to indicate your interest to serve on an SNA national committee for the 2018-19 year. Serving on a national committee offers exciting opportunities to grow professionally, develop new skills and make a contribution to the school nutrition profession. The Membership, Nutrition & Research, Professional Development, Public Policy & Legislation, and Resolutions & Bylaws Committees have committee member openings for the 2018-19 year. If you are interested in serving, download the interest form and submit it to SNA Executive Assistant Deborah Van Balen at dvanbalen@schoolnutrition.org. Read More.

SNA’s New Online Ethics Module is Now Available!
SNA has launched its new online ethics training module. Find out how this module can help you and your staff with this complex topic. Read More

SNS Credentialing Prep Pilot Course at LAC 2018
Thinking about taking the SNS exam or do you simply want to learn more about different content areas in school nutrition? On Saturday, March 3, join us for the second pilot offering of this exciting pilot course and seize the opportunity to provide your valuable feedback before its launch to the rest of the school nutrition community. The course will be taught by subject matter experts and is based on the SNS Exam Study Guide. Please note that seating is limited. Read More

SNA Releases 2018 Position Paper
SNA has issued a new call on Congress to oppose any school meal block grant proposal and provide greater support to school nutrition programs, which contribute to the health and academic success of students. Read More

SNA Member 2018 Position Paper Resources
SNA’s LAC Resources page offers talking points, webinar details and other tools to support members as they discuss the issues on SNA’s 2018 Position Paper. Read More

2017 School Nutrition Trends Report
SNA’s 2017 Trends Report provides a summary of a survey conducted with SNA members in 515 districts. The report includes information on menu trends related to student customization, flavor trends and clean label ingredients. The survey also explored on-going issues related to meeting sodium reduction targets and the whole grain rich mandate. Read More

Top 10 Ways to Involve Students in Your School Nutrition Program
Refresh your efforts to engage students and increase participation with SNA’s latest resources designed to help you open the lines of communication with students and help you market your program. Read More




Next Week: Community Eligibility Series, Part 1
Community Eligibility Provision 101

January 31, 2018
Where’s Ruby Roaming? Contest Deadline

January 31, 2018
Winston Foodservice Equipment Grant Deadline

February 1, 2018
Webinar: Advocacy in 2018: Prepare to Charge the Hill

February 2, 2018
LAC 2018 Regular Rate Registration Deadline

February 6-March 16, 2018
SNA Virtual Expo

February 7, 2018
Webinar: Community Eligibility Series, Part 1: CEP 101

February 9, 2018
Online Registration Opens for ANC 2018

February 15, 2018
Conference Scholarships Deadline for ANC 2018

Where’s Ruby Roaming?
Today is the last day to submit your photos for the 2017-18 "Where's Ruby Roaming?" contest. We can’t wait to see what Ruby Reader has been up to!

Students Use App to Cut Down on Food Waste, C&G News

Local Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Fight Hunger in Area Schools, KSDK NBC News

EPISD Discusses Benefits of Switching to a Single Lunch Hour, KVIA ABC News

New Program has Kids Digging into Breakfast Wheeling District 21, Daily Herald

Breakfast Kiosk Big Hit at Neshoba Central, The Neshoba Democrat

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