April 23, 2013 – With the many changes occurring in school nutrition programs, SNA is tracking fluctuations in participation levels for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program in order to understand national participation trends. Using data from USDA, SNA is specifically interested in comparing the participation rates for the 2012-13 school year with those from the 2011-12 school year. SNA will provide periodic updates on participation trends as the Association continues to monitor the data.
National School Lunch Program
To view the National School Lunch Participation Tracking Charts, click here and here.
School Breakfast Program
To view the School Breakfast Program Participation Tracking Charts, click here and here.
SNA is also collecting information from school nutrition programs related to the operational impacts of the changes occurring in school nutrition program in its trendSETS newsletter.
Source: Program Information Report. Program Reports, Analysis and Monitoring Branch, Budget Division, Financial Management, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2012).http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/data.htm
April 22, 2013 – Frequently cited as the most anticipated part of SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC), the Exhibit Hall in Kansas City promises to be bigger and better than ever. An exhibit hall this big—it features more than 800 booths from 325 companies—requires advanced planning so you can make the most of the time available.
“The ANC Exhibit Hall atmosphere is filled with gleaming excitement all around,” says Georgine Miley, national school specialist for Mrs. T’s, proving that the anticipation for the hall extends beyond school nutrition employees and into industry members as well. “The activities taking place are sure to make the attendees trip a memorable one. The show is filled with an awesome display of exhibits with manufacturers ready to bring their ‘A’ game and make things happen.”
When you’re a ANC first-timer or a veteran in need of a refresher course, take look at some of the Exhibit Hall’s new features and old favorites.
Don’t miss the grand opening and ribbon cutting of ANC 2013’s Exhibit Hall on Monday, July 15th. Register for ANC in Kansas City today!
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