SNA News Releases

New Online Resource for Schools and Parents Who Want Their Kids to Choose and Eat Healthier Foods

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August 15, 2013 – A new online resource designed to help students choose healthier foods launched today. Free research-based information and tools are available to help school nutrition directors and their teams, school administrators, teachers and parents encourage kids to choose and eat healthier foods in school cafeterias, without a negative impact on the cafeteria’s revenue. In addition, through the Ask an Expert feature anyone can pose specific questions that will be answered by an expert within 48 hours.

Healthy Food Choices in Schools is part of America's Research-based Learning Network, a learning environment delivering sound, science-based information. To access the Healthy Food Choices in Schools resource, click here. No registration is necessary to use this information but joining as a member to share your expertise is welcome.

“What kids eat in schools is a topic that has gotten a lot of attention recently, particularly in regard to helping kids eat more healthfully at lunch time. The Healthy Food Choices in Schools Community of Practice provides a unique and positive environment to encourage and support schools and food service professionals who are working to create and support healthy change among their students,” says Brian Wansink, Professor of Marketing at Cornell University, author of Mindless Eating and leader of the new resource area.

The Community of Practice is made possible by the support and research of the Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs at Cornell University headed by Brian Wansink, PhD, and David Just, PhD, and the collaboration of its membership. Members are volunteers who contribute their research findings and expertise and come from various academic, governmental and non-governmental institutions nationwide.

School District Owned Membership Updates & Enhancements

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You Asked, We Listened
In our effort to continuously improve and bring more clarity to our School District Owned Membership (SDM) program, SNA’s membership team is excited to share the following updates:

  1. Certification Levels and Expirations
    In addition to dues, renewal and member contact information, certification levels and expirations have been added to the online membership roster in MySNA. This benefit is only available for SDM Administrators and allows you to view your current roster at any time.
  2. New SDM Transfer Forms
    Along with the new ONLINE transfer form for individuals, a multiple member transfer form is now available to download and complete at:
  3. Aligning Renewal Dates
    With SDM, Administrators have the option to align all member’s renewal dates to the same month and therefore, only receive one renewal notice per year.
  4. Email Renewal Notifications
    To simplify and speed up the renewal process, we now send renewal notifications by email.

For more information about the benefits of School District Owned Membership or for information on signing up visit or email

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