USDA Updates Guidance on School Meal Programs!
USDA has published a collection of policy memoranda to provide administrators and operators with updated guidance for Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). Read More

Register Now for SNA’s Upcoming Fall Webinars!
Fall into SNA's Webinar Wednesdays for all the latest and greatest on school nutrition trends. Register now and earn CEUs while you learn.  Learn More

Share Your Thoughts: SNA’s 2020 Position Paper
SNA is preparing to craft its 2020 Position Paper , and it’s time to make your voice heard! Please share your input by November 23, 2019. Read More
Engage Parents with a Hitmaker #NSLW19 Playlist
Celebrations for National School Lunch Week 2019 are just a few days away! Here’s how to get parents on board!   Read More

Toolkit & Handouts
If you need last-minute inspiration, start by downloading the NSLW 2019 toolkit for resources and ideas. You can also download free, printable activity sheets and handouts for students. View Resources
 
Marketing & PR Resources
Make your NSLW celebration the social event of the year by taking advantage of SNA’s marketing and PR resources. And be sure to share the NSLW infographic (also available in Spanish) that contains key information for parents about the school lunch program. View Resources
 
Promote Your Celebration on Social Media
NSLW is a great opportunity to share photos and details of your event on social media. How will your school or district promote the “School Lunch: What’s on Your Playlist?” theme? Post something to your program’s Facebook page or send a message to SNA’s Facebook page.  Connect with SNA
85%
The percentage of districts that offer customizable menu options. The most common option is a salad/produce bar or made-to-order salad, cited by nearly 70% of respondents as being available on a consistent basis.

Three SNIC Pre-Conference Sessions Offer Multiple Choices to Extend Your Learning
At SNA’s 2020 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC), choose from pre-conference sessions Community Connection: Palm Springs USD Tour & Mini Farmers Market , Demystifying the Building Construction and Renovation Process , and SNIC THINKubator: Think Outside the Lunch Box . Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis—space is limited. Also, be sure to check out the special conference workshops happening concurrent to education and ideas@work sessions.

Enter the LAC 2020 Sweepstakes! 
It’s time for SNA’s annual sweepstakes to be entered to win a free trip for two to the 2020 Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C. All entries must be received by December 13, 2019. Read More
SNA Comments on State Administrative Expense Funds and Summer Food Service Programs
SNA recently submitted its comments in reply to the Federal Register notice, Submission for OMB Review; State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  Read More
The Training Zone: Made with You in Mind
SNA’s Training Zone provides members a unique opportunity to focus on career growth as SNA continues to bring you key topics that will be of benefit to you and your program. The current modules in the Training Zone feature specialized online trainings developed by school nutrition professionals. Learn more about our eLearning modules:

Read the October Issue of School Nutrition Magazine
Do your inventory spaces “spark joy?” The October 2019 issue of School Nutrition dives into storage and inventory practices to help ensure your school foodservice operation is efficient, clean and stocked up. Read More
After reading Store More in the October 2019 issue, check out this month’s exclusive web extra and learn how to enhance the quality and shelf-life of produce items based on their location in your cooler.