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

Punxsutawney Phil Says 6 More Weeks of Winter Webinars!
If we must brave the cold a while longer, we might as well warm up with SNA’s “Webinar Wednesdays” e-learning opportunities. Earn CEUs from our upcoming Community Eligibility and Best of #SNIC18 webinar series! Read More

USDA Launches Food Buying Guide Mobile App
USDA has released a Food Buying Guide (FBG) mobile application for child nutrition program operators. The app contains the same information that’s found in the interactive Food Buying Guide online. Read More

Virtual Expo Now Open—Live Chat with Exhibitors on February 7 & 9!
SNA’s free 2018 Virtual Expo is now open—no funding or travel required—register now! Visit 30+ industry exhibit booths, access 8 pre-recorded education sessions (with 15 more to come) in the Learning Center, and network with more than 1,000 attendees in the Networking Lounge! Industry representatives will be on hand to answer your questions via live chat on Wednesday, February 7, from 11:00 am-3:00 pm EST and Friday, February 9, from 1:00-3:00 pm EST. Learn More

LAC 2018: Making Connections with Your Senator or U.S. Representative
Bring your expertise, your passion and your stories to Washington, D.C., and take advantage of this annual opportunity to get your message across to your state’s Congressional delegation. This year’s Day on Capitol Hill during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC) will take place on Tuesday, March 6. Haven’t registered yet for LAC? There’s still time! Register Now

I Heart NSBW Resources
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) is only a few weeks away and time is running out to order posters, balloons, aprons and other fun products to support your “I Heart School Breakfast” campaign activities! Visit the SNA Emporium today to place your order to ensure products arrive on time! Visit the NSBW site for tips and ideas to ensure your emoji-inspired celebration gets huge smiley faces from your student customers. NSBW Site

Register for Spring Industry Boot Camp
Attention industry representatives! Have you reserved your seat for SNA’s Spring Industry Boot Camp, taking place May 17-18 at SNA Headquarters? Come see why companies are making it a priority for new and seasoned employees alike. This dynamic educational seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of the K-12 school foodservice segment. Learn More

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There are 17 pages in SNA’s NSBW 2018 Toolkit—check out ideas and tips to help you plan the social event of the season for National School Breakfast Week.
Learn more about National School Breakfast Week 2018

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Award Nominations!
Don’t delay! Recognize your colleague today for the Employee of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Director of the Year awards. Nominations are being accepted online or to your State President until March 1, 2018. All state, regional and national winners will be recognized at the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at ANC 2018 in Las Vegas. Learn 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. Learn More

SNA Introduces Block Grant Calculator
School meal block grants are the biggest threat to school nutrition programs today, but what does this mean for your schools and your students? SNA has put together a Block Grant Calculator, which allows you to see a best-case-scenario estimate of funding cuts to your schools. 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

Countdown to 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. Read More




Today: Community Eligibility Series, Part 1
Community Eligibility Provision 101

February 9, 2018
Online Registration Opens for ANC 2018

February 9, 2018
Virtual Expo "Live" Day

February 15, 2018
Conference Scholarships Deadline for ANC 2018

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

February 21, 2018
Webinar: Best of #SNIC18: Simple Tech Tools from Your Nerdy Best Friend

March 1, 2018
SNA Member Awards Nominations Deadline

Bonus Web Content
After reading the article “SOS! Your Body's Under Stress” be sure to read this month’s Bonus Web Content to learn how to confront the sources of stress—and make changes to reduce their hold on you.

How Des Moines Schools' New Director Reinvented the School Lunch, Des Moines Register

Flexibility Shines at Bryan Road Elementary, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine

Ohio Department of Education Looking to Expand Summer Food Service Program, The News-Herald

Elementary School Program Puts Students in the Kitchen, News Tribune

Goodyear Elementary Makes Positive Change to Lunch Menu, The Brunswick News

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