SNA Research

SNA Research on the issues and trends impacting school nutrition.

2017 School Nutrition Trends Report
Provides a summary of a survey conducted with SNA members in 515 districts. The report includes information on menu trends related to student customization, flavor trends and clean label ingredients. The survey also explored on-going issues related to meeting sodium reduction targets and the whole grain rich mandate.

School Nutrition Operations Report
The School Nutrition Operations Report: The State of School Nutrition 2016 benchmarks operational practices of school nutrition programs. The report includes information on meal prices, participation rates, lunch and breakfast service venues, nutrition education initiatives, food and beverages trends, as well as plans related to construction and equipment purchases from nearly 1,000 school nutrition directors. SNA members can download a copy of the Executive Summary. The full report is available for purchase.

NSLP and SBP Participation Tracking
Tracking of national participation rates for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program using USDA data.

Little Big Fact Book:  The Essential Guide to School Nutrition
A compact, easy-to-use reference booklet with critical information about school nutrition programs.

The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
If you’re looking for the latest research articles on significant issues affecting child nutrition and school foodservice management, look no further. Published twice a year, each issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management features several research articles on topics critical to the successful operation of school meal programs.

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The School Nutrition Association has a presence in every state across the country. View links to many of the state associations to find out more about what SNA is doing nationwide. 

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