#SNIC21 Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for the School Nutrition Industry Conference January 12-14, 2021! The school nutrition industry is in a state of disruption and the need to do more with less, innovate and motivate your team has never been more important. Attending SNIC is the single most important thing you can do in 2021 to meet these challenges head on in the coming year. Learn More

Fostering a Culture of Wellness, Gratitude, and Self-Care: Strategies for Food Service Directors
The second webinar in a two-part series from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation offers support for school nutrition teams’ social-emotional health under times of stress and uncertainty. Part Two takes place on Wednesday, November 11, 2:30 pm EST—dive further intro strategies for building a positive workplace culture centered around well-being, learn how to implement an authentic system of gratitude, and promote effective complaining. Free account creation required to register. Register for this webinar.

SNA’s Promotion Calendar is Something to Be Thankful For
November’s celebrations are full of educational, food, heritage and philanthropy events, and even include a famous mouse’s birthday. Featured this month is National Native American Heritage Month. Download the calendar.
Giving Tuesday 2020
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Your donations to the SNF Annual Fund through our Giving Tuesday campaign make a difference and help to provide more services, scholarships, and resources for SNA members. You can help us reach our goal of $80,000! As 2020 comes to a close, consider making your year-end donation to the School Nutrition Foundation. Learn More
Professional Development Scholarships
Do you find yourself enticed by the idea of continuing your education but stop short of actually going for it? Are you currently taking classes and need some financial assistance? It’s time to break through the barriers standing between you and your professional goals and educational aspirations by taking advantage of scholarships available through SNF! Learn More

Fall Emergency Feeding Grants
SNF is continuing to fundraise for the Help Feed School Kids Now! Emergency Feeding Relief Fund. We have given out 207 grants so far and will continue to award more, as long as funds are available. When the next round of applications opens, SNF will post this notice on its website and social media channels. A fall application will soon open—be on the lookout for more information on how to apply! Click here to donate to our GoFundMe campaign.

Did you know there are 566 different recognized Native American tribes in the U.S.? This is just one of many fun facts you will find in SNA’s Promotion Calendar for the month of November. Discover ways to celebrate the culture of the First Nations and much more this month. Download the calendar.
Now Available: Directors’ Best Practices Conference On-Demand
SNA’s recent virtual Directors’ Best Practices Conference was a resounding success! 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 complex challenges–purchase this one-of-kind on-demand training today!

Tomorrow: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Series Webinar
School nutrition employees and frontline staff can learn how to be a more inclusive team member in tomorrow’s DEI webinar on Thursday, November 5 at 3 pm EST. If you missed the inaugural DEI webinar for school nutrition directors and managers, Growing as an Intentional Inclusionist®, you can now check it out on-demand. Speaker Dr. Nika White earned raved reviews! Read More
Take Action: Urge the Senate to Pass HEROES 2!
Since COVID disruptions began in the spring, we’ve seen school nutrition advocates like you speak up to ask for the necessary funding and provisions to keep programs running and children fed. We need you to raise your voice once again! Please write your Senators today and urge for the swift passage of this updated HEROES Act.

USDA Responds to SNA Comments on COVID-19 Information Collection
On October 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) responded to SNA's comments on its COVID-19 information collection. In its response, USDA emphasized its efforts to limit information collection and reduce its partners' burden. USDA thanked SNA for recognizing these efforts and for the continued partnership in serving America's children.
Find a Job Through the SNA Career Center
Visit the SNA Career Center to check out job postings in school nutrition. This week’s featured jobs: Youth Nutrition Specialist in Eastern MD, DE, South NJ and Washington D.C. and Kitchen Manager in NE. Learn More
School nutrition programs exploring the full potential of meals sent home to virtual learners and their families are enjoying multiple benefits for their efforts. Check out inspiring stories from the teams in Mansfield (Texas) Independent School District and Minneapolis Public Schools.