Register Today for #SNIC2020 Pre-Conference Sessions—Limited Space!
Envision getting a head start on new learning opportunities at SNA’s 2020 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) by arriving a day early and participating in pre-conference sessions on Saturday, January 11!
Apples4Ed Grant Opportunity
The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) will present five different schools across the United States with $4,000 grants to help them provide more comprehensive support for student nutrition.
SNA Comments on Proposed Collection for FPRS
On September 30, 2019, SNA submitted its comments in response to the Federal Register notice, Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS)
Get a Clear Vision of #SNIC2020 General Session Speakers
Envision yourself attending #SNIC2020 from January 12-14 in California’s Coachella Valley and learning from these visionaries who will be headlining our general sessions.
Save the Date for LAC 2020 and Participate in the Sweepstakes
Mark your calendar and plan to join us March 8-10 in Washington, D.C., for SNA’s
2020 Legislative Action Conference
(LAC). If you’ve invited or hosted a cafeteria site visit (on or after September 26) with a local legislator, Congressman or Senator, be sure to participate in the
and be entered to win a trip to the 2020 conference.
Scholarships to Attend SNIC & LAC
SNA Conference Scholarships are awarded by the School Nutrition Foundation to provide members with the opportunity to attend SNIC and LAC, including the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellowship. Don't wait to apply—the Fellowship deadline is October 31st and the SNIC & LAC Conference Scholarships deadline is November 30th!
Attention Industry Reps: Time Is Running Out!
We are only
weeks away from our Industry Boot Camp sessions! Have you registered yet? There are only a few spots left! SNA’s Industry Boot Camp continues to evolve, and we encourage you to never stop learning! We have developed two versions of Level II—one with a Food & Beverage Concentration and one with an Equipment and Technology Concentration. These sessions will also include interactive activities, on-site school visits and exclusive director panel and student panel with the opportunity to ask your own questions! Whether you chose Level I, Level II Food & Beverage or Level II Equipment & Technology it will be a great training opportunity for you and your colleagues.
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.
Virtually all (91%) of surveyed districts that presently offer cleaner label menu options
are at least considering expanding this practice for the
2019-20 school year.
Share Your Thoughts on SNA’s 2020 Policy Priorities
SNA is preparing to craft its
2020 Position Paper
, and it’s time to make your voice heard! Please
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.
October is Farm to School Month!
This month is National Farm to School Month! Join farms, schools and communities across the country in the celebration of school gardens, nutrition education and healthy, locally sourced foods. The Farm to School program empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities. Check out
USDA’s Farm to School Resources
for tools and technical assistance.
Support the Annual Fund Year-Round—Become an SNF “Monthly Maverick”
Did you know you can support the School Nutrition Foundation all year long by becoming a Monthly Maverick? Sign up to make an automatic monthly donation to the Annual Fund and join our “Monthly Maverick” team.
School Meals: Trendsetting in 2019
Whole grains will remain a staple tray item this fall, in addition to made-to-order salads, Asian entrée options, Greek gyros and other international fare, according to SNA’s
2019 School Nutrition Trends Report
is comprised of survey responses from more than 800 school districts nationwide and provides a snapshot into what’s popular, what’s effective and what trends are emerging in the school foodservice segment. All visitors to SchoolNutrition.org can read the Executive Summary, and SNA members may download the complete findings as an exclusive membership benefit.
SNA Blog Features School Nutrition Successes
Have you been tuned in to
? Through this blog, SNA is sharing stories and photos that highlight the many ways school nutrition professionals are making a positive difference in children’s lives. SNA promotes these posts through the
Tray Talk Facebook page
and shares them with legislators and the media in SNA’s various outreach efforts.
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Do your inventory spaces “spark joy?” The October 2019 issue of
dives into storage and inventory practices to help ensure your school foodservice operation is efficient, clean and stocked up.