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SNA Releases 2015 Position Paper Calling for Greater Funding and Flexibility for School Meal Programs
SNA has released its 2015 Position Paper, outlining the Association’s advocacy efforts as Congress prepares to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 this year.
The School Nutrition Association (SNA), on behalf of 55,000 members working in school meal programs nationwide, commends Congress for recognizing the problems schools have encountered under new regulations for school meals and snacks.
SNA is urging Members of Congress to support the Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which contains language to provide schools greater flexibility to plan healthy school meals that students will eat.
A new SNA survey conducted to gauge top concerns of school meal program operators nationwide indicates the majority face multiple serious challenges under new federal nutrition standards.
The cost of meeting new federal nutrition standards for school meals will triple in FY 2015. SNA is calling on Congress to take immediate steps to ease the financial strain on school districts.
A new national survey of school meal program operators finds that schools are expanding creative menu options, nutrition education and other initiatives to promote healthy school meals
A new survey of school meal program operators finds many are struggling with higher costs, shrinking revenue, and challenges with product availability and student acceptance under new nutrition standards for school meals.
SNA President Julia Bauscher, SNS, testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee today on challenges school meal programs have faced as they work to meet new nutrition standards for school meals and snacks.
School Nutrition Professionals Share Successes and Challenges of Meeting New School Meal and Snack Standards
In advance of the Annual National Conference (ANC) Exhibit Hall grand opening, a panel of school nutrition professionals shared insight on school cafeteria trends, including successes and challenges related to recent and newly implemented national nutrition standards.
School Nutrition Professionals Discuss School Cafeteria Challenges at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference
Approximately 1,000 school nutrition professionals from across the country have gathered in Washington, D.C., for the SNA’s 42nd annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC).
SNA participated in a U.S. Department of Agriculture roundtable discussion on the need to find practical solutions to support school meal programs as they struggle to meet new federal nutrition standards.
SNA is calling on Congress to include language in the Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Bill to provide flexibility under USDA regulations for foods and beverages sold in schools.