New SNF Leaders Announced
The School Nutrition Foundation's (SNF) Board of Directors voted to appoint Julia Bauscher, SNS, to serve as SNF Board Chair and Michael Craig to serve as Vice Chair. Learn More
Child Nutrition Reporting Burden Analysis Study Published
On June 2, USDA FNS published the Child Nutrition Reporting Burden Analysis Study, which it commissioned to examine challenges faced by state agencies and School Food Authorities related to child nutrition program administrative and reporting requirements. Read More
What Happens When Chef Lead Nutrition Education Programs in Schools?
Pure magic (and the lessons taught can encourage healthy eating habits). 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
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
Membership Sections Meetings
Plan to attend your membership section meeting to network, discuss challenges and share solutions with peers from across the country and learn from leading experts selected especially for your "professional learning community." Learn More
SNA Emporium's POP UP Shop and Online Store
While at ANC, be sure to stop by SNA Emporium's POP UP Shop for the latest in school nutrition merchandise, featuring National School Lunch Week 2019 and National School Breakfast Week 2020 items and closeout deals as well as the Little Big Fact Book and SNS Study Guide. Shop the Emporium online 24-7 at https://emporium.schoolnutrition.org.
The number of times St. Louis has previously been the host city for SNA's Annual National Conference, in 1957, 1994, and 2000. ANC 2019 marks the fourth time thousands of SNA members will gather in the Gateway City, which has become known as a foodie's delight. To learn more about St. Louis today, visit https://explorestlouis.com.
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We've Got Your Golden Ticket at #ANC19!
We are excited to announce a new event at ANC sponsored by the School Nutrition Foundation: the first ever Golden Ticket Raffle! Raffle tickets go on sale at 8:00 am, Saturday, July 13th! Stop by the Foundation Booth in the SNA Marketplace and buy your ticket for $100 or join friends and buy a ticket together and split the winnings! Read 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. More Attendee Info & Tips
Getting Around St. Louis
There are several options from and to the St. Louis airport: taxis, Ubers, Lyft, onsite shuttle companies and limos, rental cars, Light Rail (MetroLink) and ADA/Medical transportation. All conference-related activities will be held in the America's Center Convention Complex. Most of the hotels are within walking distance. However, for those that are not we will be providing shuttle service between the America's Center and the SNA official hotels. A map of the downtown area, with the SNA hotels and shuttle routes identified can be found here. Detailed information on the shuttle schedule, pick-up/drop-off locations, can be found here. More Attendee Info & Tips
School Lunch: What's On Your Playlist?
National School Lunch Week 2019 will be celebrated October 14-18. This year's 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
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
Why Should I Earn My SNA Certificate in School Nutrition?
It's more important than ever to invest in your school nutrition professional development. Getting your Certificate in School Nutrition from SNA shows your commitment to your profession. SNA's Certificate Program aligns with USDA Professional Standards making it easier for you to keep up with the requirements. 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. Learn More
Countdown to #ANC19 in St. Louis:
July 14-16, 2019
Annual National Conference
October 14-18, 2019
National School Lunch Week
Fall Industry Boot Camp Events
January 12-14, 2020
School Nutrition Industry Conference
March 2-6, 2020
National School Breakfast Week
Read the June/July 2019 Issue
Dig in to the June/July double issue of School Nutrition and learn all about American agriculture, farm-at-school initiatives, technology advancements and much more.
Virginia School System Honored for Hunger-Ending Efforts, SWVA Today
Cafeteria Given Fresh Coat of Paint by Inmate Community Service Program, The Gardener News
Dairy Consumption Gets Jolt Thanks to School Coffee Bars, CBS News
Donation From Orthodontist Takes Bite Out of School Meal Debt, My Fox 47
School's Out But Meals Are Dished Up in Seattle, My Northwest