School Nutrition Association members are proud partners of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign and have agreed to a number of key steps to further improve healthy school meals and advance nutrition education for America's children.
SNA was honored to have the First Lady recognize the efforts of school nutrition professionals when she spoke at SNA's Legislative Action Conference in March. The First Lady's advocacy and the Let's Move! campaign offer critical support to SNA's effort to secure increased funding for school nutrition programs during congressional reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act.
Highlights from The First Lady's Speech
"the cafeteria is actually one of the most important classrooms in the entire school"
""if you asked the average person to do what you have to do every day, and that is to prepare a meal for hundreds of hungry kids with just $2.68 a child – with only $1.00 to $1.25 of that money going to the food itself – they would look at you like you were crazy. That's sad, but that's less than what many folks spend on a cup of coffee in the morning. So we're going to have to do everything we can to help you."
"Every day, in communities across this country, you all are proving that if we're creative and resourceful ... we can give our kids the lives that we know they deserve."