New At-Large Director on SNA Board of Directors Announced!
SNA's Delegate Assembly voted to appoint Chris Derico, SNS, of Lewis County School District, West Virginia, as At-Large Director on SNA's Board of Directors. Read More

Sensory-Based Learning Intervention Boosted FV Consumption
In a new study, Canadian children in kindergarten ate more fruits and vegetables thanks to a colorful and sensory-based food education program. Learn More

Celebrate National Dairy Month this June
Pour yourself a glass of milk—and toast all the wonderful benefits of dairy! Learn More

ANC Education Session Planner Now Available: Create Your Unique Agenda
The vast array of educational offerings at SNA's Annual National Conference (ANC) makes it the singular, don't-miss event of the year! To make it even easier to plan your 2019 education agenda, check out the online tool that allows you to filter education sessions by date, key area, member type and topic area. Learn More

Watch Why You Don't Want to Miss #ANC19
Got a minute? Watch why you don't want to miss the school nutrition event of the year in this short video. The regular rate registration discount ends on June 21st! View Video

Explore St. Louis at #ANC19
When not in sessions or exploring the Exhibit Hall, there are tons of fun things to do in St Louis. Meet up with your friends and colleagues to cap off your conference experience with a special tour or night out at the ballpark -- visit the ANC site to learn more. You can also visit ExploreStLouis.com to learn more about restaurants, attractions, shopping, tours and more!

Stay Connected with SNA
Headed to St. Louis next month to attend #ANC19? Be sure to stay connected with SNA and share your favorite conference moments with us on SNA's Facebook page and @SchoolLunch on Twitter (use the hashtag #ANC19). Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram and check out our Flickr page after the conference to see photos of all the excitement!

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The number of Membership Section Meetings available to you at ANC19! Network with your peers from across the country, discuss challenges and share solutions in these sessions designed for your membership group that feature popular speakers
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Finishing a Season of Webinar Wednesdays with Breakfast in the Classroom!
It's been 3 years since Houston County Schools received their grant from Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom -- see what they've been up to! Read More

New School Meals Bills Introduced in Congress
Four new bills impacting school nutrition programs were recently introduced. Read More

SNA Submits Comments on State Administrative Expense Funds
In May, SNA submitted a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) request for comment on changes to their approved information collection for reporting and recordkeeping related to State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds. Read More

New USDA Trade Assistance Includes Food Purchases to Support School Meals
In May, USDA announced $16 billion in additional support for farmers impacted by retaliatory tariffs. As part of this support, the Agricultural Marketing Service will be implementing a $1.4 billion Food Purchase and Distribution Program to purchase surplus impacted commodities for distribution to food banks, schools and other programs. Learn More

Attn Industry Reps: SNA Launches Level II Industry Boot Camp!
You asked, and we answered. Starting in November 2019, SNA will be offering Level I and Level II Industry Boot Camp for new and seasoned industry representatives. We have developed two versions of Level II—one with a Food & Beverage Concentration and one with an Equipment & Technology Concentration. Highlights of the new Level II Programs with Food & Beverage Concentration include: USDA Foods and Commodity Processing; Advanced Procurement Issues; Contract Management and Co-ops; CN Labeling, New Product Introduction Strategies; and more. Highlights of the new Level II Program with Equipment & Technology Concentration include: Non-Food Procurement including School equipment and technology trends, Project planning; Equipment Selection, Procurement Options; Completing the Purchasing Process (delivery, installation, training); Equipment Replacement Planning and more. These sessions will also include interactive activities, on-site school visits, an exclusive director panel and student panel with the opportunity to ask your own questions! Participation in Level I Boot Camp is a prerequisite for both Level II Programs. Learn More




Upcoming: Non-Universal & Universal Breakfast in the Classroom

June 21, 2019
ANC 2019 Regular Rate Registration Deadline

July 14-16, 2019
Annual National Conference

October 14-18, 2019
National School Lunch Week

November 2019
Fall Industry Boot Camp Events

January 12-14, 2020
School Nutrition Industry Conference

Calling All Super Sleuths
Now in its 10th year, School Nutrition magazine is recruiting a discerning group of Secret Shoppers to peruse the Exhibit Hall aisles at this year's ANC in St. Louis and help identify new, eye-catching items. Interested in signing up? Send an email to SN to be considered!

Students Farm Their Own Watermelons With Hopes To Eat Them This Fall, WVVA

Understanding the Bigger Picture of School Lunch Debt, KARE 11

Aloha State Boosts Breakfast Participation With Cooking Competition, University of Hawai'I News

Twice Daily Meals Help Stave Off Summer Hunger, Ozarks First

Morgan Stanley Donates Time and Funds to Houston Food Bank, Woodlands Online