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.

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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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

Contact: Diane Pratt-Heavner, 703-576-7526, media@schoolnutrition.org ARLINGTON, VA – The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), the charitable arm of the non-profit School Nutrition Association…


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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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Awards, Press Release, SNA News

SNA Recognizes 2023 National Industry Member of the Year

May 30, 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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Awards, Press Release, School Lunch Hero Day, SNA News

SNA Recognizes Award Recipients and School Lunch Heroes 

May 3, 2023

In celebration of School Lunch Hero Day (Friday, May 5), the national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) recognizes the widespread efforts of school nutrition professionals across the country who ensure students have access to healthy meals. In addition, SNA’s annual regional and national awards spotlight the exceptional work of school nutrition employees, managers and directors. 


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Advocacy & Policy, Press Release

SNA Comments on USDA’s Proposed Nutrition Standards 

March 28, 2023

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.  


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Legislative Action Center, Press Release

School Nutrition Professionals to Urge Congress for Support at Legislative Action Conference

February 23, 2023

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.


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Press Release, USDA Policy Update

SNA Urges USDA to Maintain Current School Meal Rules

February 3, 2023

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.


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Advocacy & Policy, Press Release, SNA Research

SNA Survey Shows School Meal Programs Face Critical Challenges 

January 11, 2023

A School Nutrition Association (SNA) survey report released January 11, 2023, found critical economic and regulatory challenges threaten the sustainability of school meal programs.


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National School Lunch Week, Press Release, SNA News

Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week 2022

October 12, 2022

Schools nationwide are raising awareness of the benefits of healthy school meals during National School Lunch Week, October 10-14.


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