New School Meals Bills Introduced in Congress
Six new school meals bills have been introduced in Congress that address Smart Snacks, summer meals and unpaid meals. Read More

Get Ready to Celebrate NSLW 2019
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) kicks off on October 14. The 2019 theme, “School Lunch: What’s on Your Playlist,” spotlights how today’s school cafeterias are serving up the menu items that kids want to eat, with increased choice and customization. Use our tools and resources—and a generous dollop of your own creative inspiration—to create a custom #NSLW19 marketing plan. Learn More

Webinars On-Demand: Never Miss Another Webinar
SNA understands that your time is at a premium and that our webinar schedule may not always fit yours. That’s why we’ve created Webinars On-Demand—an important members-only resource! If weekends or evenings are the best time for you to devote to personal education goals, simply browse the webinars and select one (or more!) that fits your individual training needs. Read More

Turning ME into WE at ANC!
Who will you meet in St. Louis? You’ll want to replenish your business cards, because #ANC19 is packed with all kinds of special events and targeted learning opportunities to meet up with your peers and other school nutrition advocates from across the country. At ANC, we’re turning the power of Meet ME into the collective power of WE! We recommend that you take some time to visit to start building your ANC agenda by reviewing the 120+ Education Sessions and identifying the vendors who will be in the Exhibit Hall.

Speaker Spotlight
ANC is also your opportunity to really engage with the experts. Get a sneak peek at what some of our speakers are planning in our Speaker Spotlight series. Learn More

Registration and Badge Pick-Up
SNA will have TWO satellite registration desks this year, in addition to the main registration desk located just inside the Washington Street Entrance to the America’s Center Convention Complex on Level 1. One of the satellite registration desks will be located in the lobby of the Hilton at the Ballpark; the other will be located in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. These registration desks are intended for those who just need to pick up their badge and materials. Any more complicated requests, changes to registration, or the ability to register onsite will need to be done at the Main Registration at the America’s Center. The satellite registration desks will be open during the same hours as the Registration desk at the America’s Center, Friday through Sunday only. They will not be open on Monday or Tuesday.

We’ve Got Your Golden Ticket at #ANC19!
Come to SNA’s Annual National Conference for your chance to win $10,000 through the School Nutrition Foundation Golden Ticket Raffle! Read More

The number of days until #ANC19—the School Nutrition Event of the Year! There is still time to register, but don’t delay—SNA’s hotel block will be released soon!
Learn more about ANC 2019

Second Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting
USDA and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) have announced that the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) will hold its second public meeting on July 10-11, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Read more details in Tuesday Morning.

Did You Know?
Did you know that every time you shop on Amazon, you could be giving back to the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF)? All you do is go to and once your selection is made, every time you purchase something through the AmazonSmile Program, SNF will benefit. It’s. Just. That. Easy. to give back to the Foundation whose mission is to give back to you.

Congratulations to the SNF’s 2019 Scholarship Winners
As part of our commitment to the professional development of our members, School Nutrition Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for SNA members. We are looking forward to seeing our ANC 2019 Scholarship and ANC First-Timer Scholarship winners next month in St. Louis! Read More

Check Out the Latest Edition of the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
Hot off the presses, the Spring 2019 edition of the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management is bursting with great research and practical tips for school meals operations. The nine Journal articles cover a wide range of topics and are broken down by category—Research in Action, Current Issue, Commentary and a summary of USDA research. You can expect articles on fruit and vegetable consumption, the pros and cons of scheduling recess before lunch and the historical context of free lunch for all. This twice-yearly publication is a must-read for anyone interested in learning the latest research in this ever-changing field. Learn More

Countdown to #ANC19 in St. Louis:
17 Days

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

March 2-6, 2020
National School Breakfast Week

Bonus Web Content
Ready for some tasty morsels about sweet potatoes, strawberries, almonds and eggs? After reading SN’s June/July 2019 feature story, “A Few Bright Agri-Bites,” be sure to check out this month’s Bonus Web Content to learn more.

Happy 90th Birthday, Fannie Kinzer, WVLT8

Couple Finds Love at School Cafeteria, and Marries There 17 Years Later, Leaven Worth Times

Lunch Lady Competes for Spot on American Ninja Warrior, 13WTHR

Retiring After 53 Years, Lunch Lady Celebrated, CBS 58

Push for From-Scratch Cooking Leads to Culinary Training, Oxford Eagle