Announcing the Training Zone: SNA's New One-Stop Shop for E-Learning
Visit SNA's new one-stop shop for on-demand e-learning, one-click webinar registration and just-released online training modules. Check out all the options for back-to-school training needs for you and your team! Learn More

New SNA Webinars Coming Soon
Beginning next month, SNA will be bringing you the "Best of #ANC19" webinar series highlighting a few of the highest-rated education sessions from ANC 2019. If you could not make it to the conference be sure to participate in this exciting webinar series where we bring ANC to you! More information coming soon! If you missed a particular webinar, catch up with SNA's on-demand webinars.

The Countdown to National School Lunch Week!
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2019 kicks off on October 14. Look to SNA for helpful resources to promote your program. Also, don't forget to shop the SNA Emporium for official "What's on Your Playlist?" merchandise, including apparel, posters, decorations, and more! Visit Emporium

Save the Date for SNIC 2020!
Mark your calendar and plan to join us January 12-14 in Indian Wells, Calif., for the most innovative conference in school nutrition. SNA's 2020 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) brings together operators and industry partners for three days of unparalleled learning and networking. For a sneak peek at the leadership experts headlining #SNIC general sessions, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/snic.

ANC 2020 Call for Proposals Now Open
ANC 2019 may have concluded last week in St. Louis, but Association leaders and staff are already hard at work preparing for next year's conference! You'll want to mark your calendar now—block off July 12-14, 2020—to ensure that you save the dates to join thousands of your peers in Nashville for the "School Nutrition Event of the Year." Interested in sharing your expertise and experience with the school nutrition community? Submit your proposal to present by September 30th. Learn More

Education Presentations Available Online!
If you didn't make it to every session you wanted to at SNA's 2019 Annual National Conference (ANC) you can review many of the PowerPoint presentations online.

Register for Industry Boot Camp
Attention industry representatives! Starting in November 2019, SNA will be offering Level I and Level II Industry Boot Camp for new and seasoned industry partners. Learn More

71%
A la carte service and catering within schools are the most commonly offered non-federal programs, each cited by more than 71% of the districts.
(Source: SNA's 2018 Operations Report)
Learn more facts in SNA's 2019 Little Big Fact Book

2019-20 Annual Membership Campaign!
Build Your Association...Your Profession...Your Future. Help grow SNA membership to ensure that SNA remains #SNAstrong and provides the highest quality educational programing and advocacy to meet the needs of school nutrition professionals. Recruit at least one new SNA member between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 and you will be entered into the drawing to win a free registration for SNA's 2021 Annual National Conference in Chicago, Ill. This prize drawing is not available in any state or local jurisdiction where prohibited or restricted by law. Learn More

SNA Comments on Opportunities for Regulatory Reform
On Friday, July 12, SNA submitted comments on the Federal Register Notice, Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives. Throughout the process of identifying recommended regulatory reform initiatives for the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), SNA has reached out to all 58,000 members through surveys and working groups. Learn More

USDA Announces Record-Breaking Funding for 2019 Farm to School Grants
Last week, USDA announced over $9 million in Farm to School Grants, marking the largest year for the grants by funding and number of projects. Learn More

U.S. Rep Joseph Morelle (D-NY) Introduces Summer Meals and Learning Act of 2019
H.R. 3667 would create a new federal grant program to allow schools operating a summer lunch program to keep their libraries open during the summer months. Learn More

School Meal Trends & Stats
Looking for the latest stats and trends related to school meals? We've got you covered! From stats on participation and program costs to information on reimbursement rates and meal prices, check out the SNA website to be "in the know" about school meals. Learn More




Celebrate National School Lunch Week:
October 14-18, 2019

September 30, 2019
ANC 2020 Call for Proposals Deadline

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.

Parents Warned That Unpaid Meal Debt Could Put Kids in Foster Care, The Washington Post

Nutrition Conference Offers a Taste of School Meals, St. Louis Public Radio

School Nutrition Program Goes Outside of the Cafeteria, Crow River Media

More Fruits and Vegetables to be Offered at Four Washington Schools, Union-Bulletin

Bowling Green Students Will Have Free Meals Next School Year, WBKO ABC 13