SNA's Live Webinars Are Back!
SNA's live, e-learning events, aka Webinar Wednesdays, are back! Don't miss our upcoming events; including today's webinar, "Social Emotional Learning Begins with School Breakfast." Plus, don't forget to check out our on-demand page to access over 50 recorded webinars in all key areas.

Q2 State Legislative Summary Now Available!
In the second quarter of 2019, legislators in 38 states introduced 218 bills impacting school nutrition programs. SNA's latest report details the bills that have been passed or introduced and identifies the key trends in state school meals policy. Learn More

Calling All Presenters for ANC 2020
ANC 2019 has wrapped up; however, SNA is already busy preparing for next year's conference. We invite you to submit proposals for presentation consideration at the 2020 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Nashville, Tenn., July 12-14, 2020. To submit your proposal for consideration, complete the "Call for Proposals" (CFP) application available online. The CFP form will only be accepted through September 30, 2019.

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

Attention 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 and Technology Concentration. 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

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.

#ANC19: They Came, They Met, They Conquered
SNA’s 73rd Annual National Conference saw 6,000+ school nutrition advocates descend on St. Louis for the school nutrition event of the year July 13-16, 2019. Learn More

3 Downloads for Your #NSLW19 Playlist
National School Lunch Week is October 14-18, 2019, and it will be here before you know it! How will your school showcase the many healthy and delicious options that make up your #SchoolLunchPlaylist? Luckily, SNA is your one-stop-shop for resources and materials to plan a hit #NSLW19 celebration! Learn More

The number of days before #NSLW19 kicks off on October 14! Get started planning your "School Lunch: What's on Your Playlist" National School Lunch Week celebration with the help of SNA's resources.
Learn more about National School Lunch Week 2019

Because You're Worth It
Calling all SNA members who never stop learning! Mark your calendars: The School Nutrition Foundation's Professional Development and SNA Conference Scholarship application process opens on September 1, 2019. These scholarships enable curious members like yourself the opportunity to attend one of SNA's conferences or pursue education opportunities. Watch what these SNF scholarship winners say about how winning a scholarship changed their lives and helped them both personally and professionally. Learn More

Video: See What's Been Happening at SNA
With a very busy spring and summer season under its belt, SNA released its latest video update to showcase the many ways in which the Association is working to serve its 58,000+ members. The just over three-minute clip provides an update on the State Affiliation Agreement, Capitol Hill advocacy, SNF's L.E.A.D (Learn, Educate, Advance, Develop) to Succeed initiative, as well as highlighting professional development news, including the launch of the new Training Zone. View the Video

Final Public Charge Rule Published
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule titled “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.” Learn More

TAKE ACTION: Proposed Revision to Categorical Eligibility
SNA wants to hear how the USDA's recently Proposed Rule, Revisions of Categorical Eligibility, may impact your programs. Share your story on SNA's Action Network.

Meet with Your Legislators This Month!
Members of Congress are home for August recess, when Senators and Representatives meet with constituents in their local offices. In-person meetings are the most influential way to communicate with your legislators. Take the pledge to meet with them this month. And then make the call to schedule it. Wondering how to prepare? SNA provides these advocacy tools, including evidence and data to support your message, and tips on how to lobby.

USDA Announces SY 2019-20 Reimbursement Rates
In a Federal Register notice published on August 7, the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced SY 2019-20 reimbursement rates for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Special Milk Program (SMP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Learn More

Today: 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 4, 2019
Webinar: Tough Talking: Initiating and Managing Difficult Discussions

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

Read the August 2019 Issue
Communication is ever-changing thanks to changes in tech, the workplace, environments and so much more. And you need to be prepared. The August 2019 issue of SN examines workplace communication, giving you tips, reminders and refreshers for how to handle certain conversations and situations.

Move Over Meatless Mondays, It’s Trade Mitigation Thursdays Chicago Tribune

Advocating for Longer Meal Times: A Teen’s Perspective WABE

Students No Longer Allowed to Leave Campus for Lunch  Lansing State Journal

Omelets, Pizzas, Parfaits…Oh My! New Menus Unveiled in Kentucky District WLKY

District Tries to Address Lunch Debt in Advance of New Year WDTV 5