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

In April 2024, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released long-term federal nutrition standards for school meals, updating rules established following passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.…

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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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Leverage the Buying Power of a Co-op for Cleaner Labels and Healthier Items

Herding the Cats to Make Focused Purchasing Decisions! Affiliation or Financial Disclosure Amy Chappell, School Nutrition Director, Owen County Schools, Owenton, KY;Nothing to Disclose Barbara Kincaid, MA, SNS, Director of…

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Leading the Way to Grow Breakfast Participation

Cheryl Johnson, MS, RD, LD Jill Ladd, MPH, RD, LD Cindy Jones Learning Objectives • Discuss ways to decrease road blocks to implement innovative breakfast delivery models. • Learn how…

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