The Countdown to National #SchoolLunchWeek!
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2019 kicks off on October 14. Look to SNA for helpful resources to promote your program.  Learn More

Calling All Presenters for ANC 2020
The ANC 2020 Program Planning Committee invites you to share your expertise with the school nutrition community by submitting a proposal to present.  Learn More

Nominations for this honor are open until October 4, 2019. Learn More
Equip Yourself for the New School Year with All New Webinar Wednesdays
As summer break is winding down, Webinar Wednesdays are revving up. We've been excited about these  upcoming webinars  all summer long! On August 28, hear how three districts listened to the outcry from parents and students requesting a greener cafeteria, and responded with new products that were more sustainable and less wasteful. Missed last week's event? Check out our  on-demand page  to access over 50 recorded webinars in all key areas.

Announcing the Training Zone: SNA's New One-Stop Shop for E-Learning
Get in the "ZONE" with all your online training in one easy-to-access location! As you and your team prepare for the new school year, be sure to visit the  Training Zone  for on-demand e-learning, one-click webinar registration and just-released online training modules.

SNA's Procurement Zone  
As part of SNA's ongoing efforts to help school nutrition professionals on a path to continuous improvement in procurement practices, SNA launched the Procurement Zone. The Procurement Zone offers SNA members user-friendly resources with the goal to help them feel more confident in this complex part of the K-12 foodservice segment.  Learn More

SNA Has the 4-1-1 on Allergies
With schools now open for a new school year, an influx of new students can mean a need for an influx of food allergy education resources, too! Visit SNA's Food Allergy Resource Center to find answers to common questions.   Learn More

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 and exclusive director panel and student panel with the opportunity to ask your own questions! Participation in Boot Camp Level I is a prerequisite for both Boot Camp Level II Programs, unless you have been in the School Foodservice Market for 5+ years . Learn More
Since April, SNA has been closely watching the lawsuits filed against the USDA and its top officials pending in federal courts in New York and Maryland. Both lawsuits claim that the 2018 Final Rule on Sodium and Whole Grains requirements was issued by USDA in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act. Learn More

On August 14, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule titled “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.” Learn 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

SNA State Support Center
Resources for SNA state associations are at your fingertips! Visit the SNA website to access the online State Support Center. The Center has resources to help state associations create engaging newsletters, run professional annual conferences, hold effective Board meetings and more.  Learn More
Check Out SNA's New Emporium Catalog and #NSLW19 Items!
A new school year brings new opportunities, new students and new Emporium merchandise to help you promote your program! If you haven't already, make sure you check out the new  Emporium catalog ! The new catalog features hot new items to celebrate National School Lunch Week (NSLW), new Child Nutrition is My Business items, new National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) items and more!  Visit Emporium
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
In the August 2019 issue, view the article,  On the Matter of ‘Maters , to check out the featured recipe, Tomato Soup.