State Legislation and Policy Reports Every school nutrition program is different because despite the baseline of federal requirements, each must navigate the state and local policies as well. By providing timely information on current legislation, as well as looking at future trends, SNA gives its membership the tools necessary to advocate for improved policies and regulation. SNA also regularly provides summary reports on current policies across the United States including mandates for participation in school meal programs, if a state provides an additional funding and the form it takes, and if a state implements additional nutritional standards outside those set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Legislation ReportsAt the start of each year, SNA releases a State Legislative Preview Report that looks at what topics and issues will likely see political action over the coming months. The most recent report can be found here. After the majority of state legislative sessions conclude each June, SNA provides a six month trend report that looks back at the key topics that were prevalent across the country. This report not only informs SNA members of bills that were signed into law, but also a summary of all bills introduced throughout the United States. The most recent report can be found here. Policy ReportsSNA provides a listing of states that provide reimbursement money to school districts over the federally required amount, as well as require school districts to provide school nutrition programs. The most current School Meal Mandates and Reimbursements Across the U.S can be found here.As schools across the country begin to implement the USDA “Smart Snacks” rule, it is important to understand the current competitive foods policies across the country. Each year, SNA compiles updates and changes to each state’s rules and release an annual report summarizing its findings. For the 2013-14 report, click here.