USDA Provides Specifics on Second Trade Aid Package
On July 25th, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced additional details of the $16 billion trade aid package. $1.4 billion will be used to implement the USDA's Food Purchase and Distribution Program. Read More

Instruct, Inform & Inspire at ANC 2020
The ANC 2020 Program Planning Committee invites you to share your expertise and experience with the school nutrition community at SNA's 2020 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Nashville, Tenn. Submit your proposal to present by September 30th. Learn More

SNA Webinar Wednesdays Return on August 14!
Summer days are numbered, and back-to-school time is nearly here! Don't miss out the leading webinar of the new school year and learn more about social emotional learning and breakfast in the classroom. Register Now

SNA's ANC 2019 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. ANC 2019 PowerPoint presentations that have been authorized for release by speakers are posted on SNA's website. Be sure to use the ANC 2019 CEU Tracking Tool to document all the training hours you received during the conference.

ANC 2020 Nashville: See the Possibilities
This year's ANC may have wrapped up, but it's never too early to started getting excited about ANC 2020 in Nashville! Mark your calendars for July 12-14 and check out the ANC 2020 preview video. Also, if you attended one of this year's education sessions and left feeling inspired to share your own expertise, innovations and ideas with the school nutrition community, consider submitting a proposal to present at next year's conference.

Start Getting Ready for National School Lunch Week!
#NSLW19 kicks off October 14 and with the "What's on Your Playlist?" theme. Download the #NSLW19 Toolkit for tips, resources, and more. Also, visit the SNA Emporium for all the newest NSLW merchandise. Order early for the best selection!

SNA's Wants YOU to Attend This Fall's Industry Boot Camp
Are you an industry representative new to the multi-billion-dollar school nutrition market or a seasoned veteran that wants to brush up on the intricacies of this complex segment? Designed specifically for our industry partners, SNA's Fall Industry Boot Camp now features both Level I and Level II programs. Reserve your spot today as seating is limited! Learn More

48%
Nearly 48% of SNA member districts report participating in farm-to-school initiatives.
(Source: SNA's 2018 Operations Report)
Learn more facts in SNA's 2019 Little Big Fact Book

Information Collection on Participation in the NSLP
USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced an agency information collection regarding participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Learn More

Team Nutrition Creates OVS Tip Sheets and Posters for Lunch and Breakfast
Team Nutrition announces new Offer versus Serve (OVS) resources that are designed to help reduce food waste in schools and summer meal programs. Learn More

Subscribe to Tuesday Morning: SNA's Weekly Policy & Awareness E-newsletter
Are you receiving SNA's beneficial (and free!) resources directly to your email inbox? In addition to SN Express, the Association's slate of e-newsletters includes Tuesday Morning, a weekly policy and awareness e-newsletter that provides up-to-date federal legislative news, current state and federal legislative activity as well as a sampling of child nutrition program media coverage. Subscribe Today

SNA's Procurement Zone
SNA's Procurement Zone offers user-friendly resources including procurement do's and don'ts, understanding the Buy American provision and much more. Check it out today and feel more confident in this complex part of the K-12 foodservice segment.

Check Out the Latest Edition of the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
The latest edition of the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management (JCN&M) 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. Read JCN&M

Little, Big and Impactful: SNA's 2019 Little Big Fact Book
SNA's 2019 Little Big Fact Book features 40+ pages of the most up-to-date research statistics available on the school foodservice segment. It features facts about the federal programs, USDA Foods, the school market and a variety of hot topics. It is designed to assist foodservice directors/managers, school administrators, foodservice brokers, marketing/sales teams, state/national legislators and the media understand the complex school nutrition business. SNA Bookstore




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

August 14, 2019
Webinar: Social Emotional Learning Begins with School Breakfast

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

March 8-10, 2020
Legislative Action Conference

SNA Promotion Calendar
When you utilize the promotion calendar developed by SN's editorial team, you'll learn about notable celebrations and ideas—like why the month of August is a great time to introduce delicious goat cheese to students. Celebrate Goat Cheese Month with a fun student taste-testing event! This is just one of many celebrations happening in August.

Cuts in Food Stamps Could Result in 500,000 Students Losing Access to School Meals, USA Today

New Safety Gear Makes Serving Children a Breeze, El Paso Herald

Fill Your Backpack With Farm-Fresh Produce, The Union-Recorder

"I Had This Really Great Tikka Masala at School Today", Houston Chronicle

Parents Seek Change After Cafeteria Becomes Too Crowded, ABC10 News