Tap into the Power of Numbers with Dollar$ & Ȼents
Train your staff on how maximize cost efficiencies for school meals programs with SNA’s new e-learning module, available now in the Training Zone. 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

90% of Districts to Exceed School Meal Whole Grain Mandates
SNA’s survey of school meal programs nationwide reveals students will choose from a wide range of whole grains, as well as customizable, clean label and ethnic menu options this fall. The 2019 School Nutrition Trends Report also covers unpaid student meal debt. Read More
Registration Coming Soon for SNIC 2020
Kick off year 2020 with Vision . SNA’s upcoming School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) in Indian Wells, Calif., is your opportunity to hone your leadership skills with the best speakers, latest tips, trends and information you can apply directly to your program or organization. Registration for SNIC is set to open later this month, so stay tuned to the SNA website! Learn More
 
SNF Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellow!
Would you like to attend SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C., to learn from Washington insiders? Submit an application to SNF by October 31! Learn More
 
Top Downloads for Your #NSLW19 Playlist
National School Lunch Week is October 14-18, 2019, and it will be here before you know it! How will your school showcase the many healthy and delicious options that make up your #SchoolLunchPlaylist? Luckily, SNA is your one-stop-shop for resources and materials to plan a hit #NSLW19 celebration! Learn More
 
Attention Industry Reps: SNA Launches Level II Industry Boot Camp!
You asked, and we answered. Starting in November 2019, SNA will be offering Level I and Level II Industry Boot Camp 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 and 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! Participation in Level I Boot Camp is a prerequisite for both Level II Programs.
Host a Legislator: Cafeteria Site Visit
Inviting your legislator for a behind-the-scenes look at your school nutrition program could make all the difference in preserving funding and flexibilities, and supporting program expansion. On Wednesday, September 25, join SNA and a panel of experienced school nutrition professionals to get an exclusive look at how to host a legislator during a cafeteria site visit. Learn More

Tools for Schools: Focusing on Smart Snacks
USDA FNS has released Tools for Schools , a new toolkit that contains school nutrition resources that primarily focus on Smart Snacks. Materials include sodium-reduction tools, requirements for Smart Snacks and a Smart Snack calculator. This webpage also contains policy guidance for program standards, fun ideas for Smart Snack fundraisers and useful infographics on how to encourage children to make healthier snack choices in school.
Membership Processing Fee and Certificate Fee Changes 2019-20
For the 2019-20 year, the SNA Board of Directors has approved small increases for the membership processing fee and Certificate program fees, which go into effect on October 1, 2019. Read More
Video: See What’s Been Happening at SNA
With a very busy spring and summer season under its belt, SNA released its latest video update to showcase the many ways in which the Association is working to serve its 58,000+ members. The just over three-minute clip provides an update on the State Affiliation Agreement, Capitol Hill advocacy, SNF’s L.E.A.D (Learn, Educate, Advance, Develop) to Succeed initiative, as well as highlighting professional development news, including the launch of the new Training Zone. View the Video
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