Focus on Your Professional Development with Webinar Wednesdays
Join us for the first webinar of the new school year and hear how three districts approach Breakfast in the Classroom and focus on social emotional learning as an outcome. Read More
Membership Processing Fee and Certificate Fee Changes 2019-20
For the 2019-20 year, the SNA Board of Directors has approved small increases for the membership processing fee and Certificate program fees. Learn More
Take Action: How Might Categorical Eligibility Revisions Impact Your Program?
USDA recently published a Proposed Rule to revise categorical eligibility regulations, proposing to limit the TANF-funded benefits that may convey categorical eligibility for school meals. The revisions would end SNAP enrollment for an estimated 1.7 million households and, as a result, end direct certification for free meals for any students living in these households. SNA is very concerned about any rule change that could potentially limit children's access to healthy school meals. SNA wants to know, how might this Proposed Rule impact your program's direct certification, participation, and/or revenue? Share your story on SNA's Action Network.
See What All the Commotion is About: Discover the New Training Zone
SNA is pleased to introduce the new Training Zone! Located in the Learning Center on the SNA website, this new platform allows you to stream live and on-demand webinars, take evaluations, quizzes and print/download certificates all in one place. Now compatible with all web browsers, including Android and iOS's browsers for smartphones, it's easier than ever to get the training you need on the go and at your convenience. The greatest part? The Training Zone will track your CEU certificates, so you no longer have to! Check it out to see how beneficial training can be to your day-to-day operations, and how easy it is to gain CEUs while you're at it! Visit the Training Zone
SNA's Food Allergy Resource Center
Food allergies are on the rise, especially among children. Check out our new resources for creating a safer and more socially comfortable environment for students with food allergies. Learn More
PR Resources from SNA
SNA's PR Kit provides members with a multitude of tools to help spread the message that school meals are healthy, delicious, and a great value. Between talking points, outreach tips, and customizable promotion tools, these resources make it easier than ever to earn positive coverage for your program. Learn More
Training Techniques for Adult Learners
SNA recognizes that training staff is not without its challenges. You are tasked with training different types of learners and this can often be difficult. How do you meet the needs of your learners in the time that you have to train? SNA has pooled a few resources that can assist you as you prepare to train your staff. Learn More
The number of online courses in SNA's new Training Zone—your one-stop shop for eLearning, featuring 1-click webinar registration. Get in the Zone.
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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.
SNA Submits Comment on CACFP Delayed Grain Equivalents
SNA submitted a comment letter in response to a Proposed Rule by USDA FNS Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), published in the Federal Register on July 1st. Learn More
Comments on SFSP Site Location for State Agencies
SNA submitted a comment letter in response to the Federal Register notice, Comment Request Summer Food Service Locations for State Agencies posted July 1st. Learn More
Federal Register: FNS Request Comments on Food Programs Reporting System
USDA FNS published a notice that invites the general public and related agencies to comment on a proposed information collection for the Food Program Reporting System (FPRS). Learn More
2019-20 School Nutrition Foundation Board of Directors
The members of the 2019-20 School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) Board of Directors have been determined by Board vote. Read More
Celery-brate School Nutrition!
The August edition of School Nutrition will be coming off the presses shortly, but in the meantime, have you fully explored the jam-packed June/July issue? In its 172 pages, the issue explores agriculture today with stories directly from U.S. farmers, a look at farm technologies, innovative farm-to-school programming and so much more. For August, the articles will leave the fields and return to the workplace to provide a refresher on workplace communication skills. From office gossip to email etiquette, the topics will help you feel more confident in your ability to communicate with your staff.
Upcoming (Aug 14): Social Emotional Learning Begins with School Breakfast
August 28, 2019
Webinar: Best of #SNIC19: Environmental Hot Buttons—What's Ahead for School Nutrition?
September 1, 2019
SNF Professional Development & SNA Conference Scholarship Application Process Opens
September 30, 2019
ANC 2020 Call for Proposals Deadline
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
March 8-10, 2020
Legislative Action Conference
Bonus Web Content
In the article “Learn What You Eat, Eat What You Learn,” in the June/July issue of SN, several innovative farm-to-school initiatives from across the country were outlined. If you're looking for more interesting examples, helpful resources or simply just more information, check out our Bonus Web Content.
New Hampshire Students Will Wake Up to Free School Breakfasts, NHPR
A Look at States with the Highest Dependency on Free Lunches, Insider
Breakfast After the Bell Program to Start at Select Idaho Elementary Schools, Idaho Press
What's for School Lunch in Kentucky and Who's Coming to Lunch?, WPSD Local6
New Tech Makes It Easier for Parents to View School Menus, Wave 3 News