Are You Ready to LEAD to Succeed?

Eight things you need to know about LEAD to Succeed—the series of trainings available to all school nutrition professionals for free.

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Man of the People

Get to Know Chris Derico, SNA President 2023–24 As with many in this profession, SNA President Chris Derico, SNS, never expected to find a career in school nutrition, but it…

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We See You

A salute to the school nutrition team members who work behind the scenes. They may do their work largely out of sight, but the clerks, accountants, delivery drivers, maintenance crews,…

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Beyond Browsing

Maximize your use of free online tools to improve administrative efficiencies. No one likes paperwork, especially when its management consumes a significant portion of the day. And with all the…

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Getting Down to Business

A partnership with high school business educators can be a win-win collaboration. Six years ago, when Jean Schneider, MEd, PMP, became Director of the High School of Business program at…

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Yes, Chef!

Unique, exclusive kitchen experiences make a big impact. Elementary students in McHenry School District 15 in Illinois were on their best behavior in SY2022-23, motivated by the opportunity to spend…

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Identify Your Next Marketing Move

Attracting and retaining loyal cafeteria customers is a year-round project. The captive audience concept is a myth. Yes, school lunch periods are short, the cafeteria is close and the competition…

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Fear Not the Trolls!

See social media through a new lens, and put it to work for your school meals program.  You’re not using social media to market your school nutrition program?! Why not?…

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Let’s TOK About School Nutrition

Learn why and how to tap into TikTok for next-level social media marketing. Unless you’ve been completely unplugged for the past few years (and in that case, more power to…

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SNA Members at SNA's 2022 Annual National Conference

Meet You at the TOP

School nutrition professionals prepare to gather in Denver to “Reach Higher” at #ANC23, connecting, learning and growing toward new heights—together. Sometimes the school nutrition business seems like a never-ending hike…

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