SNA Comments on Proposed Revision of Categorical Eligibility
SNA submitted comments in response to the USDA Proposed Rule: Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) . Read More

Enter the #NSLW19 Contest for Your Chance to Win
Share what’s on your playlist for National School Lunch Week for your chance to win great prizes!  Read More

S upport 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 . Read More
Registration Now Open for #SNIC2020!
Join us January 12-14 at the most visionary conference of 2020—the School Nutrition Industry Conference in Indian Wells, California Read More

Last Call Submit Your ANC 2020 Proposal
Are you interested in speaking at next year’s Annual National Conference in Nashville, July 12-14, 2020? Don’t delay! To be considered, all education session proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on September 30, 2019. To learn more about submitting your proposal, visit SchoolNutrition.org/CFP
 
NSLW 2019: The Crowd Needs to Hear Your Playlist
Have you started sharing what’s on your #SchoolLunchPlaylist with your students, staff, parents, school administration and other community stakeholders? #NSLW19 starts October 14 and will be here before you know it! While you fine tune your playlist of all things school lunch, SNA is here to help with marketing materials and PR resources to get the crowds jumping as you gear up for #NSLW19.
 
SNA's Wants YOU to Attend This Fall’s Industry Boot Camp
Are you an industry representative new to the multi-billion-dollar school nutrition market or a seasoned veteran that wants to brush up on the intricacies of this complex segment? Designed specifically for our industry partners, SNA's Fall Industry Boot Camp now features both Level I and Level II programs. Reserve your spot today as seating is limited! Participation in Level I is a prerequisite for both Level II Programs, unless you have been in the school foodservice market for 5+ years.   Learn More
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Enter the NSLW 2019 Contest by October 7 for a chance to win a $50 Emporium Gift Card to promote your program (2 will be awarded)! An additional prize includes a complimentary registration for the SNA Online Training Module on Culinary Skills in the new Training Zone. 

Breakfast Commodities Bill Introduced
This bipartisan bill, supported by SNA, would strengthen and expand the School Breakfast Program (SBP) by proving additional federal support to those schools participating in the SBP.  Read More
2020 Election Nominations
The 2020 SNA election nominations process is open until Monday, September 30, 2019. Nominate yourself or a SNA colleague for a national leadership opportunity!  Learn More
Membership Processing Fee and Certificate Fee Changes
For the 2019-20 year, SNA’s Board of Directors has approved small increases to the membership processing fee and the Certificate program fees. As of October 1, the membership processing fee will be increased to $2.50, reflecting the ongoing costs of doing business. New pricing for the Certificate program will also take effect on October 1, 2019. The changes impact new Certificate applications, renewals and reinstatements. Read More .
Updated Unpaid Meal Charge Talking Points
Last month, SNA released the 2019 School Nutrition Trends Report, which included new data on the growing problem of unpaid meal debt in school cafeterias. This topic continues to be the focus of national media stories, and given heightened interest in this issue, school nutrition professionals should be prepared to discuss district charge policies, how they compassionately respond to students unable to pay for their meals and work to enroll needy families in the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program. To assist with these conversations, SNA has updated member talking points on unpaid meal charges. SNA members can access these points on the “ Talking Points and Customizable PR Tools” webpage. A variety of other helpful PR resources, including backpack brochures and media outreach guides can be found at www.SchoolNutrition.org/PR.
In the September 2019 issue of School Nutrition, learn more about becoming a master at procurement for a cost-effective school foodservice operation. Plus, relive the magic of #ANC19!