SNA Member Resources for the 2017 Position Paper

2017-03-06

SNA's 2017 Position Paper

SNA has released its 2017 Position Paper , which urges Congress to protect and strengthen school meal programs.

The Position Paper will be the focus of SNA’s 45th annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC), which runs from April 2-4, 2017, in Washington, D.C. SNA members are encouraged to visit the LAC Resources page for talking points on the Position Paper and other tools to help advocate on behalf of school meal programs.

On Tuesday, March 21, at 2:00 pm EDT, SNA will host the webinar, " 2017 SNA Position Paper, What You Need to Know!," to discuss the Position Paper, including a detailed Q&A on the components of the paper so SNA members are well-equipped to explain the Association’s priority goals during LAC’s “Charge to the Hill.” Register today!

The 2017 Position Paper takes a firm stand in opposition to any effort to block grant school meal programs and calls for greater support to preserve the financial stability of school meal programs. SNA requests an expansion of USDA Foods for the School Breakfast Program and practical flexibility under federal nutrition standards for school meals. To ease menu planning challenges and appeal to diverse student tastes, SNA asks Congress and USDA to maintain Target 1 sodium levels and restore the initial requirement that at least half of grains offered through school meals be whole grain rich. SNA also calls for an independent study of the federal child nutrition programs to reduce regulatory and administrative complexities.

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