SNA Lauds House Vote to Extend Waivers 
SNA is praising the House of Representatives’ vote to extend critical school meal program waivers through the end of SY 2020/2021 and urging speedy Senate approval and US Department of Agriculture(USDA) action to implement the waiver extensions. Read More
 
SNA Member Addresses Congressional Committee 
SNA member Angela Richey, MPH, RD, SNS, addressed members of the House Committee on Education and Labor during a briefing entitled America’s Child Hunger Crisis: Examining the Urgent Need for Federal Action. Read More
 
Do You Know Anyone Deserving of a FAME Award? 
This special award recognizes those who raise the school nutrition bar for others to follow. FAME award winners are individuals who have triumphed over challenges and provided insightful and innovative solutions to the complex issues that are the hallmark of the school nutrition profession. If this describes you, your supervisor or a colleague, take the time to submit a nomination
Check Out the #NSLW20 Activity Sheets 
National School Lunch Week is less than 2 weeks away! Whether your school nutrition team is serving students at home, in the classroom, or in the cafeteria—you can still use our activity sheets to engage students. 
 
Download the NSLW 2020 Toolkit for More Ideas 
You’ll find clever ideas to make menu magic (That’s a Wrap!), decorating ideas, social media tips, strategies to engage parents, legislators and the media—even school meal and film industry milestones for fun social media trivia posts. Download the toolkit
 
Get Social 
Use our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media graphics to create some buzz on social media(make sure to use the hashtage #NSLW20), or create your own movie-themed graphics using the NSLW official artwork. Use images of the NSLW infographic, available in English and Spanish, to spread the word that school lunches remain healthy and nutritious.
 
Gear Up for NSLW 
It’s not too late to order National School Lunch Week merchandise in the SNA Shop! We’ve got lots of star-studded and budget-friendly wearables, drinkware, totes and bags, and a plantable bookmark and a fun activity guide for students. Download the brochure.
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The number of days before NSLW 2020 kicks off on October 12! Plan your “Now Playing: School Lunch!” National School Lunch Week celebration with the help of SNA’s resources. Learn More
SNF’s Virtual $10K Golden Ticket Raffle 
What would you do with $10,000? Don’t miss out on the 2nd Annual School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) $10,000 Golden Ticket Raffle—now virtual! Help support SNF’s Annual Fund so it can continue supporting SNA members like you—and you could win—only 200 tickets will be sold! Get tickets.  
Take Action: Urge the Senate to Pass Funding Bill 
Raise your voice and ask your Senators to swiftly pass the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 8337, containing the extension of school meal program waivers through the end of SY2020-21. Take Action! 
 
Representative Davis Introduces Operation Feed Our Kids Act  
On September 21st, Representatives Rodney Davis (IL-13), Jim Costa (CA-20), Don Bacon (NE-2), and Abigail Spanberger (VA-3) introduced the bipartisan bill H.R. 8325, Operation Feed our Kids Act. Read More
 
Senator McConnell Responds to Letter from SNA Member  
On September 21st, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sent a letter to an SNA member in Kentucky in response to an action alert on the impact of COVID-19 on child nutrition programs. Read the full letter
Let us help you determine what new products, services, or equipment you’ll need for the school year—register now for the virtual Innovative Solutions Showcase! Registration is FREE for SNA members, and you only have to register once to attend sessions each week through October! The Showcase takes place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Learn More
 
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. Register now
 
Industry Boot Camp Goes Virtual 
Register now for fall Industry Boot Camp November, 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. Read More
In this unusual school year, marketing is essential! This article offers peer-to-peer advice about prioritizing messages and using different tactics to their best effect, especially in outreach to parents, who have greater participation influence this year than ever before. Read More