The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) Announces 2018 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow!
SNF is excited to announce that Christina Osborne from Fayetteville, N.C., has been named the 2018 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow. Read More

Just TWO Months Left to Apply for Professional Development Scholarships
Achieve your dreams of continuing education with the help of an education scholarship from SNF! The deadline to apply is April 2, 2018. Read More

Last Chance for Award Nominations!
Recognize your colleague today for SNA’s Employee of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Director of the Year awards. Nominations are being accepted online until March 1, 2018. Learn More

ANC 2018: Registration is Now Open!
Registration for SNA’s 2018 Annual National Conference (ANC) is now open! ANC is your opportunity to unite with the school nutrition community for four days to share bright ideas, learn best practices and illuminate a bold vision for foodservice in K12 schools. Learn More

Bonus Opportunity to Submit Best Practice and Research Poster Proposals for ANC
Do you have a best practice or research on a school nutrition topic that you would like to share? SNA is providing a bonus opportunity to submit poster proposals for the School Nutrition Best Practices and Research Showcase taking place during SNA's Annual National Conference in Las Vegas. The deadline to submit a poster proposal is February 28, 2018. Learn More

Virtual Expo 2018—Get In On the Action!
The future is here! SNA’s free 2018 Virtual Expo is now open through March 16! Register now to get in on the action happening this month with 33 booths open and a live chat with exhibitors next week on Tuesday, February 20. Read More

Increase Breakfast Participation; Promote NSBW!
The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) kick-off on March 5 is fast approaching! Celebrate with this year's emoji-inspired theme, “I Heart School Breakfast.” Learn More

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The school breakfast program serves over 14 million children every. Single. School day! Find this statistic colorfully depicted on SNA’s NSBW infographic, available in both English AND Spanish!
Learn more about National School Breakfast Week 2018

Your Vote Counts: SNA’s 2018 Annual Election
It’s almost time to head to the polls to decide who will represent you on the Association’s Board of Directors and Leadership Development Committee. Check out the biographies of this year's 16 candidates and prepare to cast your vote between February 15-28. Learn More

Register for SNA’s Best of #SNIC18 Webinar: Simple Tech Tools from Your Nerdy Best Friend
Don’t miss next week’s webinar to learn more about the latest tech tools for school nutrition professionals—plus register for our March webinar to learn how other districts have operated Community Eligibility with ISPs below 60%. Learn More

Use SNA’s Block Grant Calculator!
SNA’s easy-to-use, printable Block Grant Calculator can you give you a clearer estimate of how much your local schools and students stand to lose. LAC attendees are encouraged to bring their eye-opening results with them to the conference. Learn More

Unpaid Meal Charge Talking Points
National news stories and recently introduced state legislative proposals have brought renewed attention to “school lunch shaming” and unpaid meal charge policies. Given heightened interest in this issue, SNA members should be prepared to discuss local meal charge policies. SNA has updated unpaid meal charge talking points to assist members in responding to questions about meal charge policies. Learn More

LAC 2018 Resources
SNA members are encouraged to visit the LAC Resources page to access tools to maximize your experience at LAC 2018 and make the most of your time in the nation’s capital. Learn More

STEPS February Challenge: Spread Some Love!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, spread good feeling all around you. Do something nice, call an old friend, write a card for a co-worker, or cook dinner for your spouse. When you do nice things for others, you feel better about yourself! Give yourself ten (10) points for every act of kindness or friendly gesture you do in February. At the end of the month, be sure to add up your points and enter them online—you could win a prize! Learn More




Next Week: Best of #SNIC18: Simple Tech Tools from Your Nerdy Best Friend

February 15, 2018
Conference Scholarships Deadline for ANC 2018

February 15-28, 2018
Online Voting Open for SNA’s Election

February 20, 2018
Virtual Expo "Live" Day

February 28, 2018
SN Showcase Poster Proposal Deadline

March 1, 2018
SNA Member Awards Nominations Deadline

March 14, 2018
Community Eligibility Series, Part 2: Making It Work With ISPs Below 60%

Read the February 2018 Issue
The best-laid plans often begin with strategy—the topic of the February 2018 issue of School Nutrition magazine. Use our detailed reasoning, provided guides and expansive glossary to plot a roadmap for achievable success within your school nutrition operation.

Officials: Free Meals Program a Success in Bradford School District, The Bradford Era

Leftover Food Bypasses Garbage to Fill Nutritional Goals, The Bismarck Tribune

Lawmakers Push for Federal Nutrition Bill for Native Youth, The Associated Press

Four Knox County Schools Honored by USDA in Health Initiative, WATE ABC News

New Spartanburg Co. School Program Aims to Give More Students Free Breakfast, WMBF NBC News

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