Voting for the 2020 SNA Election is Now Open!
Your voice matters! Remember to cast your vote for the 2020 SNA Election happening now through February 29. Visit the SNA website to get to know the candidates and watch video interviews with the two Vice President candidates Lori Adkins, SNS and Sara Gasiorowski, SNS. When voting opened on February 15, you should have received an email from SNA’s election vendor, Election Services Corp. (ESC) on the Association’s behalf. This email provided steps for you to authenticate your identity and provide access to your ballot through a unique voting validation number. For voting questions and troubleshooting, visit the SNA website to learn more.

March 1 is Your Last Chance to Nominate a Colleague!
Do you know a stellar kitchen manager, outstanding cook, or inspiring school nutrition director? Nominate them today for a national SNA Member Award and show them how much you appreciate their hard work! Nominations for the Employee, Manager and Director of the Year awards are now being accepted online by SNA through March 1, 2020. All state, regional and national winners will be recognized at the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at SNA’s 2020 Annual National Conference in Nashville, Tenn.! Learn More

SNA Announces the Passing of Past President Betty Bender
SNA sorrowfully announces the passing of past president Elizabeth “Betty” Bender. Bender was president of SNA, then the American School Food Service Association, from 1983 to 1984, representing the state of Ohio. Bender passed away on February 15, 2020 at the age of 87. Read More
Countdown to NSBW Begins in 3,2,1–More Promotion Tools Available!
The National School Breakfast Week (#NSBW2020) kick-off is less than two weeks away ! Get your School Breakfast Crew ready for space exploration before March 2 to ensure an Out of This World celebration using additional tools to help with your promotion efforts! Read More

Visit the #VirtualExpo2020-More Education Sessions Added!
There are only two weeks left to visit all booths, the Learning Center and the Networking Lounge at the #VirtualExpo2020! Take advantage of the latest recorded education sessions that are now available to further your professional development goals. Visit the Virtual Expo

Help Shape Federal Policy at LAC 2020
SNA’s 48th annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC) is just around the corner! Starting March 8, come prepared to strengthen your advocacy skills, network with hundreds of school nutrition professionals and close out #LAC2020 by making your voice heard on Capitol Hill. There’s still time to register online or onsite at the conference! Learn More
 
ANC 2020 Research & Best Practices Poster Showcase
SNA is providing a bonus opportunity to submit poster proposals for the School Nutrition Research & Best Practices Poster Showcase that will take place during SNA's 2020 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Nashville, Tenn. The deadline for all abstracts is March 31, 2020. Learn More
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#NSBW2020 launches in T-minus 12 days! Use additional promotional tools available online to help build excitement for your school!

L et’s Get Cooking with Webinar Wednesdays!
Next week, the National Peanut Board will bring together a nationally recognized panel of experts, including past Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics president Donna Martin, to talk allergies and encroaching allergy developments in “Adopting Top Food Trends & Managing Allergies at School Breakfast.” Visit the Training Zone to register, plus check out two additional webinar opportunities in the coming weeks!
And the 2019 SNF State Ambassador Winners Are...
Thank you to members in ALL 50 states for raising almost $54,000 for the School Nutrition Foundation’s (SNF) Annual Fund campaign in 2019. And big congrats to the top fundraising states of Montana, Missouri and Georgia! Read More

Support the Annual Fund Year-Round and Become an SNF “Monthly Maverick”
Did you know you can support the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) all year long by signing up to make an automatic monthly donation to the Annual Fund and becoming a Monthly Maverick? Click the Donate Now button on our website, select your donation amount and click “monthly,” then enter your payment information and voila—welcome to the Monthly Mavericks! Be sure to stop by the SNF Booth at ANC in Nashville to receive your complimentary Maverick hat! What a fun way to show your SNF support and encourage others to become Monthly Mavericks.
+1 Membership Challenge: SNA is My Community!
As SNA members, you are part of a nationwide network of more than 55,000 dedicated school nutrition professionals. The +1 Membership Challenge is an all-new recruitment campaign to help ensure that this great community of members continues to grow. SNA members have already begun taking the Challenge and we encourage you to join in on the +1 fun! Simply share your reason for being an SNA member using the social media tools and recruit at least 1 new member–your +1. By participating in the Challenge, you will also have a chance to earn great incentives for recruiting new members. Learn More
So many apps, so little space! After reading Is There an App for That? in the February 2020 issue, check out this month’s online extras for even more helpful apps in such categories as learning aids, organizational tools and business resources.