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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SNA Statement on Federal Government Shutdown

January 22, 2019

SNA is urging Congress and President Trump to resolve the federal government shutdown before any lapse in school meal funding occurs. Earlier this month, USDA confirmed that states were provided adequate funds to support school meal programs through the month of March.


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SNA Releases 2019 Position Paper

January 14, 2019

SNA’s 2019 Position Paper calls on Congress and the Administration to bolster school meal programs and minimize regulatory burdens.


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USDA School Meal Rule Strikes a Healthy Balance

December 6, 2018

Following the announcement of a final rule on school meal flexibilities, SNA lauded Sec. Perdue for responding to feedback while ensuring students have access to appealing, nutritious meals.


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SNA CEO to Be Honored with FAME Award

November 6, 2018

SNA CEO Patricia Montague, CAE, has been selected to receive the national 2019 FAME Silver Friend of Child Nutrition Award.


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SNA Survey Reveals Innovative Efforts to Boost Consumption, Curb Waste in School Cafeterias

August 21, 2018

SNA has released the School Nutrition Operations Report: The State of School Nutrition 2018, based on survey responses from 1,550 school nutrition directors nationwide.


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Gay Anderson Installed as 2018-2019 SNA President

July 12, 2018

During its 72nd Annual National Conference, SNA installed Gay Anderson, SNS, as president for the 2018-2019 school year. Anderson is Child Nutrition Director for Brandon Valley School District (SD).


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ANC Exhibit Hall to Feature Healthy Trends for Student Meals

July 9, 2018

On July 10, SNA’s Annual National Conference in Las Vegas will open doors on the nation’s largest exhibit of foods, beverages, equipment and resources for school cafeterias.


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Nation’s Largest School Nutrition Conference to Offer School Meal Strategies and Solutions

June 26, 2018

More than 7,000 school nutrition professionals will gather in Las Vegas, NV for SNA’s 72nd Annual National Conference, July 9-12.


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SNA Announces 2018 National Industry Member of the Year

May 14, 2018

SNA will recognize Mary Begalle, PhD, RDN, SNS, of SunOpta Foods Inc. as the national Industry Member of the Year at its 72nd Annual National Conference in July in Las Vegas, Nev.


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SNA Celebrates National Award Winners for School Lunch Hero Day (Fri. May 4)

May 1, 2018

SNA has announced winners of national awards recognizing an exceptional school nutrition director, manager and employee for their efforts. This Friday, May 4, schools nationwide will celebrate all school nutrition heroes.


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Schools to Celebrate National School Breakfast Week (March 5-9)

March 5, 2018

March 5-9, school cafeterias across the country will celebrate through the “I Heart School Breakfast” campaign, with special events, activities and menus designed to raise awareness of the many benefits of school breakfast.


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School Nutrition Professionals to Urge Congress for Support

March 1, 2018

Next week, 900 school nutrition professionals will gather in Washington, D.C. for SNA’s 46th annual Legislative Action Conference.


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