SNA 2020-21 National Committee Openings
Interested in serving on a SNA Committee or Council? Serving on a SNA committee/council offers exciting opportunities to grow professionally, develop new skills, work on issues from a national perspective and make a contribution to the school nutrition profession. There are 25 open committee positions for 2020-21. Visit the SNA website to learn about our current openings and to download the Committee Interest Form. Forms are due by January 31, 2019.

Training Zone: You’ve Got Ethics Questions? We’ve Got Answers!
Unsure about ethics in the workplace? Head to the Training Zone to get the answers to these questions in this self-paced, introductory ethics course that is both interactive and fun! Read More

Final Chance to Share Your Thoughts: SNA’s 2020 Position Paper
Make sure your voice is heard! There’s still time to provide your input on the school nutrition program challenges you believe should be addressed in SNA's 2020 Position Paper. The deadline to submit is November 23, 2019. Read More
Only Days Remain to Save on Your #SNIC2020 Registration
Early registration for #SNIC2020 ends this Friday, November 22, so kick off a year of perfect vision with us and register early for #SNIC2020! Don’t forget that registration is also required before making your hotel accommodations at the SNA discounted rate so be sure to register before hotel rooms fill up! Download and share the brochure for more conference details.

Innovative Solution Sessions & Tabletop Showcase
On Sunday, January 12 & Monday, January 13, operators can engage in meaningful dialogue with top industry partners at the Innovative Solutions Sessions while being introduced to the hottest new products on the market today. A delicious buffet on Monday, January 13, will give industry the opportunity to showcase their products and services at displays located around the room, providing operators the forum to give feedback and pinpoint the products they need to take operations to the next level. Learn More

NEW! Ideas@Work
On Tuesday, January 14, don’t miss these popular 30-minute, fast-paced learning sessions focused on singular innovations—back with all new topics! Trace the path of a big idea from concept to implementation identifying the steps that will put that idea to work in your operation. Learn More

NEW! Special Workshops
On Monday, January 13 & Tuesday, January 14, take advantage of unique experiences during the Special Workshops that will offer you the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art Renaissance Hotel kitchen and volunteer at a local food bank! (Pre-registration required. These activities will take place concurrent to sessions, so plan accordingly.) Learn More
The number of days you have to submit your application for the SNA Conference Scholarships. The School Nutrition Foundation will award six scholarships for #SNIC2020 and six scholarships for #LAC2020. These scholarships award $1,000 each to help defray the cost of attending a conference. Don't wait to apply—the deadline is November 30th!

Now Accepting Applications for 2020 SNF Equipment Grants
New this year, eligible applicants have the opportunity to win one of three SNF equipment grants! These three grants are the Winston Equipment Grant, the Vulcan/Hobart Equipment Grant, and the Collection Grant. If your kitchen needs new equipment, consider applying today! Learn More
Meal Service During Unanticipated School Closures
USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service released updated guidance on meal service during unanticipated school closures. For more information on this topic, don’t miss the pre-conference session, “ Serving Students When the Lights Go Out: Disaster Preparedness & Response,” at SNA’s 2020 Legislative Action Conference in March.
Head to the Training Zone to Calibrate Your Culinary Skills
What is mise en place? When should you use a scale, measuring cup or spoodle? Why does it matter? How do you calibrate different types of kitchen thermometers, and why is it important? Any way you dice it, this is critical training! SNA’s Culinary Skills video tutorials are designed to make learning fun and help you retain what you have learned. In just one hour, you can learn the same essential skills from SNA’s Chefs Task Force that were presented live at #ANC19. Even better, District Packages are available at discount prices to train your entire kitchen staff! Once completed, you will have earned one CEU, but most importantly, you have either learned or brushed up on a skill!
Shop SNA’s Emporium Black Friday Closeout Sale
Looking for the perfect holiday gift to recognize colleagues? Avoid long Black Friday lines and shop 24-7 at SNA’s Emporium—your one-stop-shop for the best gifts in school nutrition! We have items in every price range to suit your budget. Best of all, purchases made in the Emporium directly support your national association. We’ve got some Holiday Closeout Specials during November, with more than 100 items 30-60% off (online orders only)! Place your orders today—quantities are limited on sale items!
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!