The Latest from SNA
Take a look at what’s happening right now in school nutrition by reviewing SNA’s latest press releases, as well as access archived materials for background and research purposes.
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Latest Press Releases
SNA Comments on USDA’s Proposed Nutrition Standards
Citing research showing students already eat their healthiest meals at school, the non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) has urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to maintain current school nutrition standards and focus on expanding access to and promoting consumption of school meals. SNA’s comments, submitted in response to USDA’s proposed rule on long-term standards, also offer alternative solutions to advance the goals of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
School Nutrition Professionals to Urge Congress for Support at Legislative Action Conference
More than 800 school nutrition professionals from across the country are headed to Washington, D.C. to urge Congress to support school meal programs, facing critical economic and regulatory challenges. Participants in School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 51st annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC) will meet with legislators to request more funds, the ability to offer free school meals for all students and the preservation of current school nutrition standards.
SNA Urges USDA to Maintain Current School Meal Rules
School Nutrition Association (SNA) is urging USDA to maintain current school nutrition standards rather than implement newly proposed rules that are unachievable for most schools nationwide.
SNA Survey Shows School Meal Programs Face Critical Challenges
A School Nutrition Association (SNA) survey report released January 11, 2023, found critical economic and regulatory challenges threaten the sustainability of school meal programs.
Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week 2022
Schools nationwide are raising awareness of the benefits of healthy school meals during National School Lunch Week, October 10-14.
SNA Commends White House School Meals Pledge
SNA praised the Biden Administration’s bold commitment to advance “free healthy school meals for all.” The National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health pledges to take a major first step by working to expand the Community Eligibility Provision.
School Meal Supply Chain Report Spotlights Problems & Solutions
As back-to-school season approaches, a new report chronicles the continued supply chain and labor crisis impacting school meal programs nationwide and the strategies school nutrition professionals employ to ensure students continue to receive healthy meals.
SNA Welcomes Lori Adkins as 2022-2023 President
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) welcomes Lori Adkins, MS, SNS, CHE, as president for the 2022-2023 school year. Lori, who also serves as Child Nutrition Consultant for Oakland Schools ISD in Michigan, will represent SNA’s 50,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide.
SNA Conference to Offer Solutions for SY22-23
More than 5,000 school nutrition professionals from across the country are headed to Orlando, FL, for School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Annual National Conference (ANC), July 10-12.
SNA Lauds Passage of the Keep Kids Fed Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Diane Pratt-Heavner 703-576-7526 firstname.lastname@example.org SNA Lauds Passage of the Keep Kids Fed Act 6/24/2022 ARLINGTON, VA…
SNF Announces 2022 Equipment Grant Recipients
SNF is awarding six school nutrition professionals equipment grants for their school meal programs.