SNA’s #LAC2020 is 10 Days Away!
Hundreds of school nutrition professionals will meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss the latest changes in school nutrition policy and make their voice heard on Capitol Hill! Attendees can prepare for the conference by checking the
, completing their school district profile worksheet, and downloading the app!
Last Chance to Vote in SNA’s Election
Haven’t taken the time to vote yet in SNA’s 2020 Election? Better hurry! This Saturday, February 29, is your last opportunity to cast your vote to determine who will represent you on SNA's Board of Directors and Leadership Development Committee.
You Have Until March 1 to Submit Your SNA Award Nomination!
Time is running out to nominate your colleague for an SNA Award! Complete your submission now to ensure your nominee remains eligible throughout the nomination process!
Toolkit & Handouts
Need last-minute ideas? Download the NSBW 2020 toolkit with 14+ pages of resources. You can also download free, printable activity sheets for students.
Marketing & PR Resources
Make your NSBW celebration the social event of the year by taking advantage of SNA’s marketing and PR resources. And be sure to share the NSBW infographic (also available in Spanish) that contains key information about healthy school breakfasts for parents.
Blast off Your Breakfast Program to New Territory!
Promote Your Celebration on Social Media
NSBW is a great opportunity to share photos and details of your event on social media. How will your school or district promote the "School Breakfast: Out of this World" theme? Post something to your program’s Facebook page or send a message to SNA’s Facebook page.
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Get Ready to See the Possibilities at #ANC2020
Registration is now open for SNA’s 2020 Annual National Conference (ANC), the premier learning and networking event of your profession with attendees from across the nation! This summer’s conference will include 2-hour express
! Plan to come a day early on Saturday, July 11 to choose from 10 different options to extend your learning with a time and topic that works for you. With more than 120
and the best speakers in school nutrition, ANC 2020 has the professional development opportunities that you need—all in one place!
Visit the #VirtualExpo2020-More Education Sessions Added!
This is the last week 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
SNA's Wants YOU to Attend this Spring’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
Spring Industry Boot Camp
, taking place this May in Alexandria, Va., is a dynamic educational seminar that provides a thorough overview of today's school nutrition environment. This year SNA will be offering Level I and Level II for new and seasoned industry representatives, including two versions of Level II — one with a Food & Beverage Concentration and one with an Equipment & Technology Concentration.
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.
your spot today as seating is limited!
More ANC Scholarships Available Than Ever Before!
In its continuing efforts to provide SNA members with opportunities to advance their education, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) along with three generous industry partners will provide 50 scholarships to attend ANC 2020 in Nashville. These scholarships include the Jack Thomas Maas (JTM) ANC Scholarship, the AccuTemp Products ANC First-Timers Scholarship and the Asian Food Solutions ANC First-Timers Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted.
USDA Announces Summer Food Service Program Integrity Study
FNS Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool
On February 20, USDA FNS published a
on a previously approved record collection for state agencies to record, track and manage the required training hours in four major areas (Nutrition, Operations, Administration, Communications and Marketing). Comments due April 20, 2020.
Department of Labor Consumer Price Index Comment Request
The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics is
concerning the proposed extension of the “Consumer Price Index (CPI) Commodities and Services Survey.” Changes in the CPI impact National School Lunch and Breakfast Program reimbursements. Comments due April 21, 2020.
School Meal Advocacy in Florida’s Capitol
On February 25, 2020, the Florida School Nutrition Association hosted a traditional school breakfast at the Florida State Capitol to help educate legislators on school meal programs. You can view the video of the event on
FSNA’s Facebook page
! Check out
SNA’s State Grassroot Resources
to learn how you can host a site visit and advocate for school meals programs!
National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
The 10th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference will be held in Albuquerque, N.M., April 21-23, 2020. Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene a diverse group of foodservice professionals, farmers, educators and more for three days of learning, networking and movement building. Early Bird registration is open through this Friday, February 28, and regular registration closes April 3. Register today at
Apply Today for Game-On Grant Opportunities
Action for Healthy Kids is accepting applications for school grants for the 2020-21 school year to help students thrive. Schools may apply for Game On grants to fund physical activity, nutrition, or social-emotional learning (SEL) initiatives. Parents and parent groups can apply for Parents for Healthy Kids grants to bring health and wellness programs to their children’s schools while also promoting parent engagement. The application deadline is April 3, so don’t miss out! For more information, visit
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Lunchroom Inspiration: A Collection of Flavorful Recipes to Excite Every Palate
, a special advertising supplement of school recipes featured in the February edition of
. This collection of recipes provides you with 15+ menu options that will excite student customers.