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Meal Pattern Letter for Parents in English and Spanish

On May 23, 2012, in All News, by admin

Want to tell parents about the healthy changes coming to your school cafeterias?  SNA has developed a new resource to help school nutrition professionals alert parents about all the healthy choices their schools will offer under the new meal pattern this fall.  The sample letter to parents in available in English and Spanish.

Cooking Demos for School Foodservice Personnel

On April 8, 2012, in All News, Events, by admin

Coming Soon! Cooking Demos for School Foodservice Personnel The Department of Education/Nutrition Services/Team Nutrition will be offering many cooking class demos to all school nutrition foodservice professionals.  The cooking demos will be presented at the seven Nebraska School Nutrition Associations fall and spring district meetings. The cooking demos will focus on the big challenge items: […]

Congratulations to Millard Public Schools

On April 8, 2012, in General News, by admin

The Department of Education/Team Nutrition is very pleased to announce twenty-five Nebraska  HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) Winners that earned the Bronze Award.  All the new HUSSC Awardees are from Millard Public Schools.  Those schools are: Bess Streeter Elementary School, Black Elk Elementary School, Cottonwood Elementary School, Ezra Millard Elementary School, George Norris Elementary School, Georgia […]

2012 Spring Membership Drive

On March 29, 2012, in Events, General News, by admin

The theme for this year’s spring membership drive is “Stand Together For School Nutrition.” Membership in SNA is a great investment in our future and the future of millions of school children. Regardless of your position within the child nutrition arena, membership in SNA makers good business, SNA dues are extremely reasonable and pay off […]


On March 29, 2012, in All News, by admin

One of the challenges facing school nutrition personnel in the upcoming school year will be the incorporation of more whole grain products into the school lunch menu.  Guidelines for SY 2012/13 will require that half of all grains offered be whole grain and within a short two years, YIKES!, all grains must be whole grain.  […]

Messiah Lutheran Elementary Celebrates Healthy Kids

On January 19, 2012, in All News, General News, by admin

The Oscars of School Lunch!  The HealthierUSSchoolChallenge awards ceremony featured music by the Messiah School children, “Recipe of Faith” & “The Presidents Song”;  dancing  (a PE warm-up routine) provided by Messiah 5th graders. Distinguished guests included Nebraska’s First Lady Sally Ganem and Lincolns’ Mayor Chris Beutler. It was an honor to receive the plaque & banner presented […]

Healthier US School Challenge Reception

On January 19, 2012, in General News, by admin

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, October 17th for recipients of the USDA Healthier US School Challenge Award. There were over 2,500 School Nutrition personnel and family members in attendance   Among the those in attendance were Messiah Lutheran School Food Service Manager Nancy […]

NSNA Partners with Fuel Up to Play 60

On October 12, 2011, in All News, Events, General News, by admin

What’s new and exciting on the horizon of School Nutrition?  FuelUpToPlay 60 is what’s new! This is an exciting program that brings together students, school nutrition programs, teachers, administrators and athletes with a joint goal.  The goal is to encourage students to make healthy choices, get active and make a difference.  The program is sponsored […]

Get ready to build your knowledge at NSNA annual conference

On October 12, 2011, in All News, Events, General News, by admin

NSNA annual conference takes place in Kearney Nebraska.  June 24th-27th 2012. Healthy Edge training will start Sunday June 24th and Conference will end Wed. June 27th. We will be at the Holiday Inn.  Call 308-237-5971 or toll free number is 855-4HI-KRNY or 855-444-5769 to book your room at the rate of $82.95 Be sure to say […]


School Lunch – Let’s Grow Healthy” Teaching Students How Healthy Foods Are Grown

On October 9, 2011, in General News, by admin

  “School Lunch – Let’s Grow Healthy” Teaching Students How Healthy Foods Are Grown National School Lunch Week Campaign to Get Kids Excited About Locally Grown School Lunch Choices NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (October 5, 2011) – In celebration of National School Lunch Week (October 10-14), school cafeterias nationwide will host “School Lunch – Let’s Grow […]

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