SNA Files Amicus Brief in Support of School Meal Flexibilities
SNA has been closely monitoring the lawsuits filed against USDA regarding the 2018 Final Rule on flexibilities for whole grains, sodium and milk. Read More

See What School Nutrition Professionals Are Talking About with Webinar Wednesdays
It’s time to think big, and we’re here to help. SNA webinars allow districts across the country to stay in touch with the latest and most significant approaches to improving school nutrition programming. Learn more about our upcoming webinar opportunities.

Because You’re Worth It
Last year, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) awarded 87 scholarships totaling more than $100,000 to SNA members for conference attendance and professional development. Check out these videos from previous scholarship winners and take their advice: Apply! Applications are currently being accepted for the Josephine Martin National Policy Fellowship. Applications for Professional Development scholarships, and scholarships for attending SNIC 2020 and LAC 2020, will be accepted starting on October 1. Learn More
Musical Menus to Get Your School Grooving!
Use these fun engagement ideas to get your school in motion and make sure everyone is in the swing of things as you gear up for #NSLW19! Read More
 
Calling All Presenters for ANC 2020
The ANC 2020 Program Planning Committee invites you to share your expertise with the school nutrition community by submitting a proposal to present. Learn More
 
Make Someone Famous with the FAME Awards: Nominations Due October 4
The FAME Awards are currently seeking nominations for talented, passionate and innovative school nutrition leaders. (We each probably know many!) And now is the time to honor them for their hard work and dedication to the K-12 profession.  Learn More
 
New Level II SNA Fall Industry Boot Camp Sessions
Attention industry representatives: Did you know we have now developed a Level II Boot Camp with two different concentrations? Starting in November 2019, SNA will be offering Level I and Level II Industry Boot Camp sessions for new and seasoned industry representatives. We have developed two versions of Level II—one with a Food & Beverage Concentration and one with an Equipment & Technology Concentration. These sessions will also include interactive activities, on-site school visits, an exclusive director panel and student panel with the opportunity to ask your own questions! Visit the SNA website for more information on the new Level II programs and to download the registration form. 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.
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The number of slides included in each of the two predesigned #NSLW19 PowerPoint presentations! Download and customize the school staff and community stakeholder versions to further spread the importance of NSLW .

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. All Webinar Wednesdays and Webinars On-Demand are free to members as part of your membership benefits and discounts are offered on all other training courses. District packages are currently available for the ethics training program with more package options coming soon. Learn more about our eLearning modules:

Nomination Materials for 2020 Elections are Open
The 2020 election nominations process is open! SNA needs members with strong leadership skills, outstanding professional achievements, and a record of active participation in their state association and SNA to lead the association in the future. Submit a nomination for one or more of the open positions or submit your own name! You’ll find everything you need to know on the SNA website, including the recommendation form and the Call for Nominations. Nominations are due September 30, 2019 . Learn More
ERS Publishes Report on Household Food Security in United States in 2018
USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) has published “Household Food Security in the United States in 2018,” a report that covers household food security, food expenditures and use of Federal food and nutrition assistance programs for 2018 . Learn More

USDA Updates Procurement Review Tool for School Food Authorities
FNS has published a policy memo regarding updates to the Local Agency Procurement Review Tool for SY2019-20. The procurement review tool is intended to provide State agencies and program operators with technical assistance to ensure that a school district’s procurement procedures comply with federal regulations.
SNA Publishes 2019 School Nutrition Trends Report
SNA has published its 2019 School Nutrition Trends Report, based on survey responses of school nutrition directors nationwide. The report reveals that whole grains will remain a staple on school lunch trays this fall, as 90% of school districts will exceed whole grain mandates. More than 70% reported that about three-quarters or more of grains offered will be whole grain rich. The survey also explored emerging menu trends and unpaid student meal debt. SNA members can access the full report here.
The power of live video offers the warts-and-all authenticity to your communications with staff, parents, students, community stakeholders and your peers across the country. View this article in the August issue of SN to learn more.