For more than 30 years, the FAME Awards have recognized outstanding heroes in K-12 foodservice who raise industry standards by tackling challenges and making a difference within their school districts and communities. Check out the winners of the 2021 Basic American Foods Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Awards.

+1 Membership Challenge is Relaunching!
With a focus on advocacy, we are highlighting the important role of our members in making sure school nutrition professionals are recognized for the important work that they do. From sending 106,400 letters to Congress since the beginning of the pandemic to urging lawmakers to pass 60 waivers to safely serve students, SNA members have made a huge impact. Thank you for helping SNA continue to elevate the voices of school nutrition professionals across the country. Learn More

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) has been awarded an additional $100,000 from No Kid Hungry to support the Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency feeding grant program. Read More
Announcing the All-New STEPS Strive to Thrive App from SNA!
SNA is excited to announce the all-new STEPS Strive to Thrive mobile app—a super easy way to track your steps and keep you and keep you emotionally and physically healthy and motivated in today’s world! To get started, simply download the SNA Strive to Thrive app.
 
Boost Your STEPS
Beginning on January 15, 2021 we will begin hosting new Quarterly STEPS Challenges throughout the year featuring special Strive-to-Thrive virtual activities and more health and wellness themed prizes. The app also offers new bonus activities that you can use to boost your STEPS—such as mediation and gratitude journaling.
 
Community Holiday Challenge Kick-Off
The inaugural SNA Community Holiday Challenge kicked off on November 16, 2020 and will run through January 3, 2021. Those reaching 50,000 steps or more will be eligible to win a special themed prize pack! Learn More
 
Healthy Recipes and More
Find on the STEPS website lots of healthy and tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as some simple solutions for weeknight dinners.
 
SNA thanks our STEPS Strive to Thrive exclusive sponsor Jennie-O Turkey Store.
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Reach 50,000 STEPS in SNA’s Strive to Thrive Community Holiday Challenge kick-off between now and January 3 for your chance to win a special wellness prize pack! Download the SNA Strive to Thrive App to get started on this fun way to combat holiday stress with the benefits of exercise and a little friendly competition with your peers! Learn More
#SNIC21 Early Registration Discount Ends December 18
The School Nutrition Industry Conference has gone virtual! If you have always wanted to attend but have been deterred by travel expenses, now is your chance! #SNIC21 features three packed days of outstanding virtual learning and networking opportunities. Take a look at what to expect, and be sure to register early to save on registration fees!

Now Available! On-Demand Edition of Directors’ Best Practices Conference
SNA’s recent virtual Directors’ Best Practices Conference was a resounding success with more than 400 attendees! Now, with the on-demand edition, you can take advantage of all the amazing learning opportunities and helpful resources, too. Get inspired with practical solutions to the complex challenges your program is facing in these uncertain times. Visit the SNA Training Zone to purchase this one-of-kind on-demand training today!
USDA Announces $10 Million in Farm to School Grants  
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will seek to award $10 million in Farm to School Grants in 2021. Read More

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2021 Advocacy Priorities Poll
SNA is preparing to craft its 2021 Position Paper, and it's time to make your voice heard! We would like to hear from YOU about the challenges your program faces and what can be done here in Washington to support school nutrition professionals nationwide. The deadline to submit your input has been extended to Monday, November 23rd!
The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management Editor Request for Proposals
SNA is soliciting proposals for the editorship of the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management (JCNM) for a two-year, renewable commitment to begin in January 2021. A successful proposal must demonstrate both the prospective editor’s child nutrition and/or nutrition as well as editorial experience and must be submitted by December 23, 2020. Learn More
SNA continues to celebrate its 75th anniversary with interviews featuring the leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow. This month in School Nutrition, Shirley Brown, EdD, SNS (Rich Products Corp.), Ervin Watson (Douglas County School District, Ga.) and Ruth Connor, SNS (Williamsville Central School District, N.Y.), reflect on the history of the profession, as well as future opportunities.