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LAC 2014 – What a Success!

On April 2, 2014, in All News, Legislation, by Paula Wagner
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Almost 900 school nutrition professionals came to Washington, DC for a fantastic 42nd Legislative Action Conference (LAC) on March 2-5, 2014. Conference highlights included a pre-con session on dream kitchens;  a USDA update during the snow storm; breakout sessions which ran the spectrum on topics from  Community Eligibility to Winning School Officials’ Support,  State Advocacy, […]

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Apply for a SNF Scholarship Today!

On April 2, 2014, in All News, Events, by Paula Wagner
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Are you planning to or currently pursuing a degree in a school nutrition related field and could use some financial assistance? The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is now accepting applications online for its 2014 scholarships! All scholarships are open to current SNA members who want to learn and grow in their school nutrition careers. Applications […]

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NTENT June 1-6

On February 28, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Paula Wagner
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NTENT provides training for the changing school ntrition environment and meets the requirements for Level 1 or Level 2 Certification through the School Nutrition Association. June 1-6, 2014. Registration cost is $600 and includes Tuition Parking Breakfast and lunch (Monday-Friday) Double Occupancy room and Board in Burr Residents Hall Note: There is an additional $80 […]

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Bill would fund alternative school breakfasts

On February 26, 2014, in Legislation, by Paula Wagner
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 Sen. Bill Abery of Lincoln has introduced a bill to encourage more Nebraska students to eat breakfast. The hearing on LB834 February 24, 2014 at the Capitol went very well!  There were no opposers to the bill.  The story made the Washington Times.  Here is the link if you want to read it.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/24/alternative-breakfasts-for-neb-schools-supported/

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Heart of the Program Award

On January 31, 2014, in All News, Contest, Events, General News, by Paula Wagner
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The Heart of the Program Award is designed to recognize the valuable program contributions of school nutrition employees who work with their manager in daily operations in preparing and serving appetizing and nutritious meals to children. School Nutrition and Child Care Employee staff members, excluding managers, may be nominated to win this award. Self-nominations will […]

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Call for Posters: School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase

On January 17, 2014, in Contest, by Paula Wagner
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SNA is now accepting school nutrition best practices and research abstracts for the 24th Annual School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase, which will take place during SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC) in Boston, July 14-15, 2014. The School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase will feature two types of posters: Best Practices Posters: These […]

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Robot Coupe Announces Recipe Contest

On January 17, 2014, in Contest, Events, Uncategorized, by Paula Wagner
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             In recognition of School Nutrition Foundation entering into 50 years of service, Robot Coupe is sponsoring a recipe contest and giving away a CL-50E vegetable processor complete with accessory package.  Winning entry will receive a CL-50E with 8 discs, 8-disc rack, a dicing grid cleaning kit, and a robot cart (list price – $4175.00). […]

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USDA Releases Nine Memos on Summer Meals

On January 13, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Paula Wagner
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The USDA recently released nine memos on the summer meals programs on topics such as: Mobile Feeding Options, Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meals, Use of School and Census Data, Available Flexibilities, Meal Service Requirements, and more.  Click here to access all of the memos.  These memos preceded a Summit on Summer Meals hosted by Share […]

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Online Registration Now Open for LAC 2014

On January 13, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Paula Wagner
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Taking place March 2–5, 2014, at Washington’s J.W. Marriott Hotel—including a day spent lobbying on Capitol Hill—the Legislative Action Conference (LAC)  program is jam-packed with opportunities to bring school nutrition back to the legislative forefront. LAC veterans and novices alike will benefit from hearing from Washington insiders, including representatives from SNA’s new legislative counsel, the […]

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DoSomething.org’s Fed Up Campaign Inaccurately Portrays School Meals

On December 12, 2013, in All News, Events, General News, by Paula Wagner
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DoSomething.org is expected to release a “report of the true state of school lunch” based on their Fed Up campaign, http://fedup.dosomething.org/fedup, which asked young people to post photos of their meals, share their impressions of school lunch, and vote either “eat it” or “toss it” on posted photos.  Please click here to read SNA’s web […]

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