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.

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School Nutrition Professionals to Call on Congress to Protect School Meals

March 30, 2017

More than 900 school nutrition professionals are headed to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to protect and strengthen school meal programs. The effort is part of School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 45th annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC), April 2-4.


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SNA Releases 2017 Position Paper

March 2, 2017

SNA has released its 2017 Position Paper, calling on Congress to oppose school meal block grants and bolster school nutrition programs, which offer a vital source of nutrition for more than 30 million students each school day.


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SNA National Survey Reveals Increased Efforts to Promote Student Consumption of Healthy Choices

September 6, 2016

SNA’s “School Nutrition Operations Report: The State of School Nutrition 2016” reveals more school cafeterias are utilizing strategies to increase consumption of fruits, vegetables and other healthy choices, while expanding student access to school meals.


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Block Grants Would Slash Millions from School Meal Budgets and Compromise Meal Service for Students

June 15, 2016

SNA was joined by school nutrition advocates and Members of Congress in warning that block grants would slash school meal program budgets and impede their ability to serve students in need.


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SNA Implores Congress to Pass a CNR Bill that Protects School Meal Programs for Students

May 18, 2016

SNA is calling on Congress to pass a bipartisan Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill that reaffirms the long-standing federal commitment to ensuring student access to healthy meals at school.


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SNA Urges a No Vote on House CNR Substitute

May 17, 2016

SNA is urging Members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee to vote against a proposed school meal block grant pilot.


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SNA Comments on House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

April 7, 2016

The House Education and the Workforce Committee has completed a discussion draft of legislation to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. SNA has issued a statement regarding the draft.


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School Nutrition Professionals to Call on Congress to Increase School Meal Funding

February 26, 2016

School nutrition professionals from across the country are headed to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to invest in healthy school meals. The effort is part of SNA’s 44th annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC).


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SNA Releases 2016 Position Paper Calling for Increased Funding for School Meal Programs

February 9, 2016

SNA has released its 2016 Position Paper urging Congress to pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization legislation and help restore the fiscal solvency of school meal programs.


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SNA Urges Congress to Advance Child Nutrition Reauthorization

January 20, 2016

SNA praised the Senate Agriculture Committee for crafting bipartisan legislation and urged Congress to quickly advance the bill.


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AASA and SNA Urge Congress to Help School Meal Programs

October 26, 2015

SNA and the School Superintendents Association have sent a letter to key members of Congress calling for a Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill that provides increased funding and flexibility under new nutrition standards for school meals and snacks.


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SNA President Shares School Cafeteria Concerns with Congress

September 14, 2015

With the Senate on the verge of introducing child nutrition reauthorization legislation, SNA President Jean Ronnei sent a letter to key members of Congress reiterating SNA’s plea for increased funding and commonsense flexibility under school nutrition regulations.


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