Urgent Message from SNA Board

2014-10-10

Dear SNA member –
As your Association’s elected leaders, we have always urged members to voice their thoughts and concerns to the Board. Throughout implementation of the new school meal regulations, SNA has maintained a constant stream of open communication with members through various channels.

For this reason, we were troubled to learn of this open letter to SNA’s Board of Directors expressing concerns about SNA’s advocacy efforts.

SNA welcomes the diversity of opinions in our Association, and we consider all member input when developing or approving SNA positions. Members should be aware that this letter will try to discredit the Association and limit SNA’s efforts to advocate on your behalf for any kind of flexibility under the new standards.

With efforts like “ Are You an SNA Member Who Supports Healthier School Food? Sign This Letter,” it is clear that the letter was intended to divide SNA members and depict those who seek any flexibility under the regulations as not supporting healthy meals.

As your Board, we are most proud of what unites SNA’s members – a dedication to ensuring all students receive healthy meals at school. SNA’s Board continues to advocate for strong federal nutrition standards, including limits on calories, fat, reasonable restrictions on sodium and mandates to offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

But we have heard from an overwhelming majority of you and your colleagues who are struggling with a myriad of challenges, frustrations and financial hurdles – members who support SNA’s requests for commonsense flexibility under the most stringent regulations.

For this reason, SNA is inviting all members to express their successes and challenges, support and concerns directly to the SNA Board in the comments field below. To share your feedback, click here.

Sincerely,
SNA Board of Directors

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