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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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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Advocacy & Policy, Press Release, SNA News

SNA Commends White House School Meals Pledge

September 27, 2022

SNA praised the Biden Administration’s bold commitment to advance “free healthy school meals for all.” The National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health pledges to take a major first step by working to expand the Community Eligibility Provision.


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Press Release, Procurement & Supply Chain

School Meal Supply Chain Report Spotlights Problems & Solutions

July 26, 2022

As back-to-school season approaches, a new report chronicles the continued supply chain and labor crisis impacting school meal programs nationwide and the strategies school nutrition professionals employ to ensure students continue to receive healthy meals.


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Advocacy & Policy, Child Nutrition Reauthorization, Press Release, SNA News

SNA Welcomes Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act

July 20, 2022

The non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) welcomed the release of The Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, the much-anticipated Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR)…


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Press Release, SNA News

SNA Welcomes Lori Adkins as 2022-2023 President

July 12, 2022

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) welcomes Lori Adkins, MS, SNS, CHE, as president for the 2022-2023 school year. Lori, who also serves as Child Nutrition Consultant for Oakland Schools ISD in Michigan, will represent SNA’s 50,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide.


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Annual National Conference, Press Release, SNA News

SNA Conference to Offer Solutions for SY22-23

June 29, 2022

More than 5,000 school nutrition professionals from across the country are headed to Orlando, FL, for School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Annual National Conference (ANC), July 10-12.


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