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School Nutrition Professionals Discuss School Cafeteria Challenges at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference 

Approximately 1,000 school nutrition professionals from across the country have gathered in Washington, D.C., for the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 42nd annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC). Attendees are urging Congress to protect school meal programs as part of Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2015.

School Cafeterias to Celebrate National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7) 

Next week, school cafeterias across the country will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7) by hosting “Take Time for School Breakfast” celebrations designed to highlight how eating a balanced school breakfast contributes to academic achievement.

SNA Releases 2014 Position Paper 

 NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (January 15, 2014) – The School Nutrition Association (SNA), a national non-profit representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals, has released its 2014 Position Paper, which outlines the Association’s advocacy efforts.

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.

Grain Protein Limits for School Meals Permanently Lifted 

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (January 2, 2014) – School Nutrition Association (SNA) members applaud the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new rule to permanently eliminate overly restrictive weekly limits on the grains and proteins served with school meals.

“School Lunch Across the USA” 

This week, in celebration of National School Lunch Week, cafeterias nationwide are hosting the “School Lunch Across the USA” campaign to spotlight the nutritious regional recipes, ingredients and traditions that make every school cafeteria unique.

SNA Urges Congress to End Shutdown to Protect School Meals 

The School Nutrition Association (SNA), a national non-profit representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals nationwide, sent a letter to congressional leaders today urging them to end the Federal Government shutdown to ensure the availability of school meals for America’s students.

SNA’s 2013 Back to School Trends Report Finds More Students Will Have Access to Healthy School Breakfasts 

As students head back to school, more will have access to a healthy school breakfast thanks to an increase in innovative programs including Grab-and-Go, Breakfast in the Classroom and Second Chance Breakfast programs.

Leah Schmidt Named 2013-2014 President of the School Nutrition Association 

Leah Schmidt, SNS, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for Hickman Mills C-1 School District (Missouri), has become the 66th President of the School Nutrition Association (SNA), representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals nationwide.

Three School Nutrition Professionals Recognized for Extraordinary Achievements at ANC 

Kansas City, MO (July 14, 2013) – The School Nutrition Association (SNA) recognized three of its own today at the 67th Annual National Conference, in Kansas City, MO. 

School Nutrition Professionals to Taste-Test Foods, Preview Equipment & Share Best Practices 

On Monday, July 15, school nutrition professionals from across the country will sample healthy foods and beverages and preview equipment and service options to help school cafeterias prepare meals and snacks that meet new federal nutrition standards.

Thousands Gather in Kansas City for the School Nutrition Industry’s Largest Event 

Next week, nearly 6,500 school nutrition professionals will meet at SNA's Annual National Conference to taste test healthy new foods and recipes for school menus and pick up tips for strengthening meal programs from colleagues and experts across the country.

SNA Retains New Legislative Counsel 

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) announced that it has retained the services of Barnes & Thornburg LLP for its advocacy and legislative services.  The change is effective immediately.

SNA Comments on Competitive Food Rule 

The US Department of Agriculture has released an interim final rule to establish nutrition standards for “competitive” foods and beverages sold in school a la carte lines, vending machines and snack bars during the school day.

Warrior Run School District (Pa.) School Nutrition Department Recognized as Grant Winner 

Warrior Run School District in Turbotville, Pa., was selected as the recipient of the 2013 School Nutrition Foundation/Winston Industries Equipment Award Grant. The award of ten pieces of commercial kitchen equipment will be utilized throughout the district.

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