Open Call for Education Proposals: Share Your Ideas—Deadline Extended!
During this unprecedented time for school nutrition, SNA members are eager for best practices, ideas and information to serve students in virtual, blended and staggered academic schedules. Read More
 
Last week, when U.S. Department of Agriculture declined to extend Summer Food Service Program/Seamless Summer Option (SFSP/SSO) waivers through next school year, SNA reached out to USDA to schedule an urgent conference call with SNA’s Board of Directors and USDA Deputy Undersecretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Brandon Lipps. Read More
 
Ranking Member Stabenow and Chairman Scott Send Letter to USDA
On August 26th, Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Read More
Now Playing: School Lunch!
Now more than ever, it is vital to communicate how important safe, nutritious and healthy school meals are in fueling student success. Taking part in National School Lunch Week, at whatever level your program can participate, helps increase participation and spread the message that school meals remain safe and nutritious. Read More
 
Download the Artwork
This year NSLW takes place October 12-16, so start planning now how you can incorporate the fun movie theme Now Playing: School Lunch—Your Ticket to Good Nutrition with aptly named menu items, gear, social media posts and more. Begin by downloading the official artwork.
 
Share the NSLW 2020 Infographic
The NSLW 2020 Infographic contains key information for parents about the school lunch program and the healthy options available. Download and print copies to hand out or share the digital version online.

Use the Social Media Graphics
Start creating some NSLW buzz on social media. Download "Now Playing: School Lunch!” social media graphics for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on the Marketing & PR resources web page, where you will also find a sample proclamation and press release.
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The number of days to the premiere of National School Lunch Week! This year NSLW takes place October 12-16, so now is the time to start planning how you can incorporate the fun movie theme Now Playing: School Lunch—Your Ticket to Good Nutrition. Learn More
USDA Extends SFSP/SSO Waivers
On August 31, 2020, USDA extended all Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers through as late as December 31, 2020, dependent on available funding

Q&A on Child Nutrition Programs for the 2020-21 School Year
On August 21, 2020, USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) released "Questions and Answers for the Child Nutrition Program During School Year 2020-2021."
 
Federal Register: FNS Information Collection Needs Due to COVID-19
On August 27, 2020, USDA FNS issued the Federal Register notice, "Agency Information Collection Activities: FNS Information Collection Needs due to COVID-19."
Directors' Best Practices Conference—Virtual Event
Hear the best ideas to feed kids during a pandemic, learn what’s working and what’s not, discuss financial sustainability and collectively brainstorm solutions to complex challenges in this one-of-a-kind conference taking place on three afternoons of October 26-28.
 
Become a Innovative Solutions Showcase Exhibitor
Industry partners do not want to miss this unique opportunity to virtually present their innovative product solutions to operators! The Zoom platform is ideal for food and equipment demonstrations and screensharing for technology solutions. Learn More

Industry Boot Camp Goes Virtual
Register now for fall Industry Boot Camp, an intense educational seminar designed to help industry representatives new to school nutrition better understand the ins and outs of the K-12 foodservice segment. Learn More
Visit the NSLW Shop
Take a virtual step inside the new SNA Shop, featuring National School Lunch Week merchandise to promote the 2020 theme of Now Playing: School Lunch—Your Ticket to Good Nutrition with a wide array of items at budget-friendly prices including T-shirts, colorful posters, totes and bags.

Step Into September with SNA’s Promotion Calendar
September features National Hispanic Heritage month, and it’s also National Yoga Month, which celebrates the health benefits of yoga (did you know there was a crow pose?) and meditation practices. Download the first six months!
The August 2020 issue of School Nutrition celebrates the past, present and future of the association as it embarks on its 75th year.