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SNA to Comment on Proposed Rule on Professional Standards

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SNA to Comment on Proposed Rule on Professional Standards

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (January 31, 2014) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released proposed regulations on professional standards for all school nutrition employees. USDA’s announcement and a link to the proposed regulations can be found at this link.

The School Nutrition Association (SNA), representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals working in school cafeterias nationwide, has already mobilized a representative task force of SNA members to review the details of the proposed rule. The task force will assess the impact of the rule on school nutrition professionals and school meal programs, gather extensive input from SNA members and craft SNA’s official comments in response to the rule.

"School nutrition professionals work tirelessly to provide well balanced, nutritious school meals that support improved healthy and academic achievement for America’s students,” said SNA President Leah Schmidt, SNS. "School Nutrition Association (SNA) supports the development of professional standards to further elevate the quality and efficacy of school meal programs and enhance the public’s confidence in school nutrition professionals. We look forward to reviewing the details of USDA's proposed rule and providing SNA member feedback."

SNA has been at the forefront of advancing professional development opportunities for school nutrition professionals. The Association offers educational conferences, webinars and top notch Certification and Credentialing programs.

About School Nutrition Association:
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals across the country. Founded in 1946, SNA and its members are dedicated to making healthy school meals and nutrition education available to all students. To find out more about today’s school meals, visit


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