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New Adjustments to the National Rates for School Lunch and Breakfast

On August 19, 2013, in All News, by Paula Wagner
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 The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service has announced annual adjustments to the “national average payments” which the Federal Government provides states for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. These rates are effective from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  For Less than 60% Free […]

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Now is a Perfect Time to Create an SNA District Profile

On August 19, 2013, in All News, Events, General News, by Paula Wagner
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Start off the school year by creating a District Profile for your school nutrition program and receive access to SNA’s District Profiles Database, an online tool that allows SNA members to view profiles of school nutrition programs.  Over the past year, SNA has been working on a number of improvements, including making it more user-friendly […]

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NSLW 2013 Resources – Now Available Online

On August 5, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Paula Wagner
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Mark your calendar for National School Lunch Week: October 14-18, 2013! The 2013 theme, “School Lunch Across the USA”, is all about celebrating the regional flavors of America. SNA’s member resources and downloadable tools are now available at www.schoolnutrition.org/nslw. Start planning your NSLW celebration with a toolkit, celebration ideas, PR & marketing tools, handouts for […]

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STEPS Challenge Starts this Summer!

On August 5, 2013, in All News, Events, General News, by Paula Wagner
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Have you registered for the STEPS Challenge, SNA’s wellness program for members? Year two kicks off August 1st, with the first monthly challenge: Walk this Way. All month long, you can earn points for getting active with walking – and you’ll be entered for a chance to win great prizes! Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/steps to learn more […]

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SNA Back to School Membership Drive: Sign Up to Win!

On July 3, 2013, in All News, Events, General News, by Paula Wagner
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This Back to School Membership Drive will take place from August 1 to October 31, 2013. SNA staff will provide the winning state associations with 8 hours of personalized and focused support in marketing and communication; state and Federal policy; or presenting on one of many content areas (with SNA national covering up to $500 […]

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2013-14 Promotional Calendar Available Online

On July 3, 2013, in All News, General News, by Paula Wagner
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 Looking for some great ideas for your next school meal promotion? With School Nutrition’s online 2013-14 promotional calendar at your fingertips, you will find plenty of holidays to celebrate throughout the year. Visit www.schoolnutrition.org/promocalendar1314 for the full calendar, complete with fun facts and celebration ideas. Be sure to have your username and password handy.

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FREE NSLP Training Opportunity – Marketing and Modeling healthy school meals

On June 17, 2013, in All News, Events, General News, by Paula Wagner
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The NE Department of Education/Nutrition Services has invited Vickie James, nationally known registered dietitian and trainer from Kansas to conduct a free, six-hour interactive workshop for school foodservice staff.  The workshop will focus on Marketing and Modeling healthy school meals.  The workshop will be held at two different locations in NE.  Each workshop will be […]

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Submit Your District Profile for Your Chance to Win an i-Pad

On June 17, 2013, in All News, Conference, Events, General News, by Paula Wagner
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SNA’s District Profiles Database, an online tool that allows SNA members to view profiles of school nutrition programs, is undergoing a makeover! Over the past year, SNA has been working on a number of improvements, including making it more user-friendly and updating the types of information in the database to reflect the changing regulations facing […]

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SNA and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Creating Breakfast Materials

On June 11, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Paula Wagner
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Much like the Meal Pattern Resource Guide found at www.schoolnutrition.org/mealpattern, SNA is working to create materials to support members in breakfast meal pattern changes.  Working with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, SNA’s Nutrition Committee is working to create materials with examples of breakfast menus for members to gear up for the changes this fall […]

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SNA’s Updated “Keys to Excellence: Standards of Practice for Nutrition Integrity”

On June 11, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Paula Wagner
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SNA has completed Phase I of the Keys to Excellence Program update!  Keys is designed to assist schools in achieving nutrition integrity goals at the administrative, management and operational levels. This tool, through its standards of practice and indicators, defines national standards for quality programs and provides you with a framework for continuous review, evaluation […]

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