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

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School Nutrition Association Submits Comments on Proposed Competitive Food Regulations

March 11, 2014

March 25, 2013 – The School Nutrition Association (SNA) has submitted comments in response to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed regulations to establish nutrition standards for “competitive” foods and beverages.


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School Nutrition Association Endorses the Bipartisan School Nutrition Flexibility Act

March 11, 2014

March 21, 2013 – The School Nutrition Association (SNA) has endorsed H.R. 1303, the School Nutrition Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation introduced yesterday by Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH). H.R. 1303 would permanently eliminate weekly maximums on grains and proteins served with school meals.


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School Nutrition Professionals Discuss New Nutrition Standards and Assess Challenges at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference

March 11, 2014

March 3, 2013 – Approximately 1,000 school nutrition professionals from across the nation have gathered in Washington, D.C. for School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 41st annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC).


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SNA’s 2012 Back to School Trends Report: School Cafeterias Find Creative Ways to Meet Healthy New School Meal Standards

March 11, 2014

A new SNA report shows school foodservice professionals are finding creative ways to prepare and serve school meals to meet new nutrition standards, but anticipate financial challenges in the coming year.


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School Nutrition Professionals Call on Congress & USDA to Provide Guidance on Growing Unpaid School Meal Burden

March 11, 2014

March 5, 2012 – Over 900 school nutrition professionals gathered in Washington, D.C., for the School Nutrition Association’s Legislative Action Conference are discussing the challenges schools face when the number of children who “charge” their school meals results in substantial unpaid meal debt.


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School Nutrition Professionals to Discuss New School Meal Standards and Challenges at SNA’s Legislative Action Conference, March 4-7, 2012

March 11, 2014

February 23, 2012 – Next month, over 900 school nutrition professionals from across the nation will gather in Washington DC to discuss new school meal nutrition standards and urge Congress to ease the financial burden on school meal programs working to meet these regulations.


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School Nutrition Professionals Welcome Release of Final School Meal Nutrition Standards

March 11, 2014

The School Nutrition Association (SNA), representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals nationwide, welcomed today’s release of the US Department of Agriculture’s final regulations updating the meal pattern for school breakfast and lunch.


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