SNF Scholarship Deadlines Approaching
Want to earn your degree? SNF is accepting applications for Professional Development Scholarships to help cover the costs of tuition and books for a degree in a school nutrition related field. SNF has also been working hard to expand our equipment grants program for the new year in order to improve the critical state of members’ kitchens. The 2020 SNF Equipment Grants Scholarship Program is now a common application. But hurry! The deadline for both the Professional Development Scholarships and Equipment Grants is this Friday, January 31.

Shift Happens, Shift With It this Webinar Wednesday!
Disruptive technology expert Charlene Li joins us for today’s webinar to embolden us to think about the cultural shift invoked by a new generation of students to feed and how we can be prepared to greet it. Plus, learn more about our four additional webinar opportunities in the coming weeks! Read More

Proposed School Meal Flexibilities: Read Summaries & Share Your Input
USDA recently released proposed regulations intended to simplify meal service and monitoring requirements in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. SNA has provided summaries and is collecting member feedback on these proposed changes as it prepares the Association’s official comments in response to the proposed rule.
Countdown to #VirtualExpo2020
Have you registered yet for SNA’s 4th Annual FREE Virtual Expo 2020? The Expo launches on Tuesday, February 4—just six days away! Register now to gain access to two exhibit halls, no travel or expense required. You’ll be able to connect with industry exhibitors ready to share their latest and greatest product solutions and innovations with you. Inside the Expo Learning Center, you’ll be able to choose from 16 new pre-recorded education sessions featuring the best of #ANC19. Learn More

LAC 2020: Making Connections with Your Senator or U.S. Representative
Bring your expertise, your passion and your stories to Washington, D.C., and take advantage of this annual opportunity to get your message across to your state’s Congressional delegation. This year’s Day on Capitol Hill during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC) will take place on Tuesday, March 10. Haven’t registered yet for LAC? The last day SNA will accept registrations at the Regular Rate is Friday, February 7. Register Now

Increase Breakfast Participation; Promote NSBW!
The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) kick-off on March 2 is fast approaching! Celebrate with this year's cosmic theme, “School Breakfast: Out of this World.” Learn More
Late-Breaking Deadline for ANC 2020 Research & Best Practices Poster Showcase
SNA is providing a late-breaking deadline 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. Read More
Choose from the 16 unique #NSBW2020 items available in SNA’s Emporium Shop to make your celebration Out of This World! Shop now to outfit your staff, get student giveaways or decorate your cafeteria for #NSBW2020!

Make a Difference with Your 2020 SNA Awards Nomination!
Your nomination for the 2020 SNA Awards could not only lead the deserving SNA member to an award for Employee, Manager or Director of the Year but could also create more momentum within your district! Learn more about Robin Dake, 2019 Manager of the Year, and what her award has meant to her and her plans for continuing to make an impact in her district! Read More

SNA Announces the +1 Membership Challenge!
The all-new +1 Membership Challenge is a new recruitment campaign to help ensure that SNA remains strong and provide the highest quality education, advocacy and training to meet your needs. We invite you to participate in the challenge! Simply watch the official campaign launch video from SNA National President, Gay Anderson, share your reason for being an SNA member–using 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. Are you ready for the challenge?
SNA’s Unpaid Meals Working Group Meets in Arlington
On January 23rd and 24th, SNA hosted a two-day Unpaid Meals Working Group session attended by stakeholders from across the country. Participants worked together to define the source of and seek solutions for the growing national issue of unpaid school meal debt. Read More

The School Food Recovery Act
On January 15, 2020, Rep. Chellie Pingree (ME-01) introduced H.R. 5607, the School Food Recovery Act. This bill establishes a grant program for schools to cut cafeteria food waste and to simultaneously reduce environmental impacts and improve student nutrition.
SNA 2020 Election—February 15-29, 2020
The SNA 2020 election is coming soon! Remember to keep an eye on your email on February 15 for information on how to cast your vote. This email—sent from SNA’s election vendor, Election Services Corp.—will provide steps for you to authenticate your identity and provide access to your ballot through a unique voting validation number. This number will be required to cast your vote. In the meantime, now is a great time to get to know the candidates.
Produced by the same editorial staff of the monthly magazine you know and love, SN’s 2019-20 Promotion Calendar features notable dates, celebrations and ideas for your school nutrition operations!