Latest Press Releases

Take a look at what’s happening right now in school nutrition by reviewing SNA’s latest press releases. Reporters seeking additional information and interviews should visit SNA's For the Media page.

Annual National Conference, Conferences & Events, Press Release, SNA News

SNA Welcomes Shannon Gleave as 2024-2025 President 

July 16, 2024

SNA welcomes Shannon Gleave, RDN, SNS, as President for the 2024-25 School Year to represent its membership of 50,000 school nutrition professionals nationwide.


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Annual National Conference, Conferences & Events, Press Release

School Meal Solutions Headline SNA Conference 

July 3, 2024

Nearly 7,000 school nutrition professionals from across the country are headed to Boston to participate in SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC), July 14 – 16.


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Press Release, School Nutrition Foundation, SNA News

SNF Announces 2024 Equipment Grant Recipients 

June 13, 2024

The SNF announces the winners of its 2024 Equipment Grant Program. Nine school nutrition professionals are being awarded grants to benefit their school meal programs, with total grants worth more than $600,000 of equipment. 


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Awards, Industry, Press Release, SNA News

SNA Recognizes 2024 National Industry Member of the Year 

May 15, 2024

SNA has named Tom Ferris, Senior Vice President of Sales for E S Foods, as the national Industry Member of the Year.


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Awards, Press Release, School Lunch Hero Day

SNA Recognizes Recipients of Employee, Manager and Director Awards  

May 1, 2024

In celebration of School Lunch Hero Day (Friday, May 3), the national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) recognizes the tireless efforts of school nutrition professionals who ensure students across the country can benefit from healthy meals each school day. 


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Advocacy & Policy, Press Release, USDA Policy Update

SNA Reacts to Release of Final School Nutrition Rule 

April 24, 2024

Citing research showing today’s school meals are the healthiest meals Americans eat, the non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) expressed appreciation to USDA for reflecting feedback from school nutrition professionals in its final rule establishing long-term school nutrition standards.


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Advocacy & Policy, Legislative Action Conference, Press Release, USDA Policy Update

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Speak at SNA’s LAC

February 28, 2024

Nearly 850 school nutrition professionals from across the country are headed to Washington, D.C. next week to urge Congress to address long-term economic, procurement and regulatory challenges for school meal programs.


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Press Release

SNA Survey Finds School Meal Programs at a Perilous Juncture

January 9, 2024

SNA is calling on Congress to immediately extend pandemic child nutrition waivers through School Year (SY) 2022/23 and take steps to permanently support school meal programs severely impacted by supply chain, financial and regulatory challenges. 


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NSLW logo on a video game-themed background
National School Lunch Week, Press Release

Schools Nationwide Celebrate #NSLW23

October 9, 2023

This week, schools across the country will celebrate the benefits of healthy school meals during National School Lunch Week (NSLW), October 9-13, 2023. Through fun lunchtime events, special menus, cafeteria decorations, take-home activities and a playful video game-inspired theme, NSLW will educate students and families about how to “Level Up with School Lunch.” 


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Press Release, School Nutrition Foundation, SNA News

SNF Announces 2023 Equipment Grant Recipients 

July 27, 2023

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), the charitable arm of the non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA), today announced winners of its 2023 Equipment Grant Program.


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SNA 2023-24 President Chris Derico on stage at ANC 2023
Press Release, SNA News

SNA Welcomes Chris Derico as 2023-2024 President 

July 11, 2023

The non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) welcomes Chris Derico, SNS, as president for the 2023-24 school year, representing SNA’s 50,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide…


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Annual National Conference, Conferences & Events, Press Release, SNA News

SNA Conference to Deliver School Meal Solutions

June 29, 2023

SNA has named Carole Erb, Senior Director of Education Sales for J.T.M. Food Group, as the national Industry Member of the Year. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of industry members who demonstrate exemplary support to SNA, its members and their professional communities nationwide. 


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