SNA produces a variety of publications to help you learn about the field of School Nutrition.
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SNA’s Little Big Fact Book is a valuable, easy-to-use reference booklet with critical information about school nutrition programs in a compact resource. It features facts about the federal programs, USDA Foods, the school market and a variety of hot topics. It is designed to assist foodservice directors/managers, school administrators, foodservice brokers, marketing/sales teams, state/national legislators and the media understand the complex school nutrition business.
2013 Back to School Trends Report
Find out what's new in school nutrition for the 2013-2014 school year. This report includes information from school nutrition directors on participation and economic trends, expanded breakfast venues, popular food items with students and new meal pattern implementation.
School Nutrition Operations Report 2011
This report benchmarks detailed information on operational issues of school nutrition programs and policies including meal prices, participation rates, policies, menu offerings, as well as food safety, procurement, and marketing practices.
- Meal Prices
- Participation Rates
- Nutrition Policies
- Menu Offerings
- Food Safety Procedures
- Procurement Practices, and
- Marketing Initiatives
Measure of Excellence The History of the School Nutrition Association, 1988-2008
Chronicles the history of the Association from its move from Denver to the Washington, DC, area in 1988 to the present-day drive for uniform, national school nutrition standards. Written by Patrick White.
Well Done! School Nutrition Professionals Put Wellness Policies to Work
A compilation of examples of school nutrition programs and their allies in the school and community who have used their Local School Wellness policy to make positive changes to their school environment.
Planning & Designing Innovative and Modern School Kitchens and Dining Rooms
Diane Schweitzer, PhD, CFSP, FMP, RN, SNS
This book provides a thorough overview of school foodservice facilities and explores how design can be applied effectively to meet current operational necessities and student demands.Published in 2010, the book can be purchased through Amazon.com
Pinch of Love: The History of the American School Food Service Association, 1946-1987, Third Edition
Captures the origins of school feeding initiatives, the National School Lunch Program and the establishment of the American School Food Service Association. Written by Jay Caton
SNA Past Presidents Recipes with Love Cookbook
Are you hungry yet? These recipes and more can be found in the recently published SNA Past Presidents’ Recipes with Love Cookbook. The cookbook was released at the 2008 ANC in Philadelphia.