2020 Position Paper

Research shows school meals support academic achievement, obesity prevention and overall student health by improving children’s diets and combatting hunger. School meals are as critical to learning as teachers and…

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Tips for Inviting Media to Your Cafeteria Site Visit

Inviting media to attend your cafeteria site visit can earn positive coverage for your program and your visiting Member of Congress (MOC). Check out this resource for a few tips…

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Unpaid Meal Charge Talking Points

National news stories and state legislative proposals have brought attention to “school lunch shaming” and unpaid meal charge policies. These talking points can assist members in responding to questions about…

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Star Club Banner Ads

How to Use the Ads: To add the banner ad on your website, select and copy the html code underneath the desired ad size and place it on your web…

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2021 Position Paper

School nutrition professionals mobilized immediately when the pandemic closed school doors nationwide, and despite challenges, they continue to ensure student access to healthy school meals. Through the extension of federal waivers,…

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Smart Snacks in Schools

Since July 1, 2014, the US Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks in School rules have required all foods and beverages sold separate from school meals to meet new nutrition standards.…

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Nutrition Standards for School Meals

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update federal nutrition standards for school meals. Schools participating in the National School Lunch and…

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SNA Public Policy Statements 2019

Research shows school meals contribute to the health, attentiveness, behavior and academic success of students. To maximize student achievement, SNA believes all children require equal access to nutritious school meals…

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Pediatrician’s Perspective

School meals are healthy meals! Pediatrician Robert Murray (MD, FAAP) breaks down the importance of nutrients to brain and child development, and how healthy school meals build healthier students, contributing…

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School Nutrition Magazine Editorial Guidelines

School Nutrition is dedicated to bringing you the latest news, trends, solutions, recipes and more to help you develop thriving school nutrition programs. Because the team at SN are not…

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