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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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SNA Hosts Briefing and Several One-on-One Meetings on Capitol Hill

On December 12, 2013, in All News, Events, Legislation, by Paula Wagner
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SNA recently hosted a Congressional staff briefing on Capitol Hill regarding school meals, in preparation for the drafting of the next Child Nutrition Reauthorization. Marla Caplon and Joan Shorter, Directors of Food and Nutrition Services at Montgomery County Public Schools and Prince George’s County Public Schools, respectively, provided their unique perspectives to Hill staff, walking them […]

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Louise Sublette Award applications deadline

On November 19, 2013, in All News, Events, by Paula Wagner
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The deadline for  the Louise Sublette Award of Excellence in School Nutrition is fast approaching. Please submit a Letter of Intent to Judy Poehlman jupoehl1@wayneschools.org  by December 1, 2013. Applications are then due on March 1, 2014. To learn more about this award and all SNA awards, go to www.schoolnutrition.org/awards.

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Introducing SNF’s Breakfast Learning Series

On October 21, 2013, in All News, Events, by Paula Wagner
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How do you go about “convincing” others to share your vision and see the benefits of a new alternative breakfast program? Launching this month is a new, interactive program to help you navigate your way to successful stakeholder engagement. For more information and to register for the Breakfast Learning Series, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLSSNACSEPT.  Every segment […]

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