SNA’s Annual National Conference to Serve Up Healthy School Meal Solutions
Nearly 6,000 school nutrition professionals from across the country are headed to St. Louis, Missouri, this month for SNA’s 73rd Annual National Conference (ANC), July 14-16. Read More

Celebrate National Grilling Month
Ladies and gentlemen! Fire up your grills, get cooking and be part of the ongoing celebration of National Grilling Month. Read More

Turning ME into WE at #ANC19
ANC is packed with networking opportunities that will turn the power of Meet ME into the collective power of WE for the thousands of school nutrition advocates who attend. Read More

The #ANC19 Mobile App Has Your Conference Needs Covered!
Trying to figure out what time a session starts or when registration opens? SNA’s 2019 ANC Mobile App has you covered! The ANC Mobile App—available to attendees to download from Google Play or Apple iTunes—is the ideal way to plan your time while at ANC. Learn More

Ideas@Work Sessions
Be sure to take a look at SNA's new 30-minute Ideas@Work sessions on Sunday morning and Monday afternoon. Topics include coffee shops, aquaponics, food trucks, customizing school meals and more! Learn More

ANC Is THE Place for Networking!
In addition to an outstanding education program, ANC is packed with can’t miss special events, including the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony on Sunday; Culinary Demonstrations on Sunday and Monday and the STEPS Wellness Event and Closing Event Concert with Andy Grammer on Tuesday. Learn More

Professional Standards Training Requirements
Did you know that if you select your sessions carefully, you can meet ALL your USDA Professional Standards Training requirements at ANC 2019? Of course, your training will also count toward SNA’s certificate program and credentialing renewal. This tracking tool will help you to track and monitor all of your training.

The height of the world-famous Arch in St. Louis, the host city for this year’s ANC. The tallest in the world and the star attraction in the city’s new $380 million Gateway Arch National Park, the monument first opened in 1965 and offers 30-mile views of the city and the Mississippi River.
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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 colleagues to cap off your conference experience with a special night out at the ballpark -- visit the ANC site to learn more. You can also visit to learn more about restaurants, attractions, shopping, tours and more!

Stay Connected with SNA
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!

SNA and Allied Organizations Provide Input on Child Nutrition Reauthorization
As Congress considers a Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill, SNA along with our partners in the Association of School Business Officials and the School Superintendents Association sent a letter to the leadership of key committees outlining our priorities for any CNR effort. Learn More

U.S. Senator Collins and Rep. DeSaulnier Introduce School Food Modernization Act
On June 24, 2019, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced S. 1949 and H.R. 3444, the School Food Modernization Act; this act would require the Secretary of Agriculture to make loan guarantees and grants to finance specific improvements to school lunch facilities and to train school foodservice personnel. Learn More

USDA Seeks Comment on Information Collection for School Meal Cost Study
In a Federal Register notice published last week, USDA announced it is seeking comment on an information collection for the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study-II (SNMCS-II). Learn More

Introducing SNA's New Procurement Zone!
As part of SNA's ongoing efforts to help school nutrition professionals on a path to continuous improvement in procurement practices, SNA has launched the Procurement Zone, as part of its new SNA Learning Center. The Procurement Zone offers SNA members user-friendly resources -- with the goal to help them feel more confident in this complex part of the K-12 foodservice segment. Learn More

Managing Food Allergies at School
Did you know that an estimated 13 percent of school-aged children in the United States have one or more food allergies? Visit SNA's Food Allergy Resource Center to find helpful information for managing food allergies in the school setting.

Countdown to #ANC19 in St. Louis:
10 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

Featured Recipe
In the June/July 2019 issue, view the article, Take a New View of Tofu, to check out the featured recipe, Tofu Hash.

School Districts Crack Down on Students’ Lunch Deliveries, Huffington Post

Meet the Betty Crocker of School Nutrition, Loma Linda University

Turnip the Beet on High-Quality Summer Meals, USDA Blog

Vermont’s Hottest Lunch Spot is in a High School, Seven Days

How Hawaii Combats the ‘Hungriest Time of the Year’, Hawaii News Now