Keep. It. Simple. That’s how SNF’s fundraising message always gets straight to the heart of the matter: Donations help to feed hungry children. 
But you know that the road to this goal is anything but simple! It’s a winding road, full of hills and valleys, unforeseen obstacles blocking the way, unexpected detours and uncharted territory. To navigate this road, school nutrition professionals need directions, green lights, route markers and even some roadside assistance. This is our metaphor for explaining how professional development gets everyone closer to the goal! And for many SNA members, the Foundation holds the key to that valued growth.
A wide range of growth opportunities can be yours, from taking a single course on leadership to attending your first School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) to earning such letters as “SNS,” “MBA or even “PhD” after your name. Professional development comes in many forms, but the common denominator is learning that helps you 
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do your job—feeding hungry children—better. Why donate to the Foundation? It’s simple: Giving = Feeding. 
And whether a cafeteria manager contributes $5 at a state conference or an industry partner contributes $25,000 for a named scholarship, every single dollar counts toward that goal.

Welcome Trish Sedlacek to the Nebraska School Nutrition Association Board!  Trish was elected to the Treasurer's postion at the 62nd Annual State Conference held on June 23 - 26, 2019 in Kearney Nebraska.

Thanks you to all who donated to Pennies a Day!  This year it went to The Orphan Grain Train.

Since 1992, Orphan Grain Train’s 27 regional locations have delivered more than 25 million meals and 3,202 shipments of humanitarian aid to needy people in various states and 68 countries on 5 continents. The mission of Orphan Grain Train is uniquely dependent upon dedicated volunteers, many of whom have given numerous years of service for the sake of others. Since 1992, more than 3.7 million hours have been volunteered!

The Nebraska School Nutrition Association was held June 23-26 2019 at Holiday Inn - Kearney.


The Nebraska School Nutrition Association is looking for a Treasurer. We will be voting on it at the State Conference.  Please contact Mary Finnegan if you or anyone you know is interested in running for this position.

This bill LB 251 introduced into Committee by Senator Lynne Walz of Fremont would cover the cost of reduced meals in our schools, by the State of Nebraska. I have sent Senator Walz an email thanking her for her support.  Sometimes it feels like we don’t make much of an impact on our visits with our elected officials, but our voice is important.  I think our voice is being heard, small ripples are happening.

We are the voice for the meals we serve, for the students who come to our kitchens and tables every day.  These are our kids.
I asked  Senator Walz if there was anything we could do to help her with this bill.
I will keep you posted.
Keep warm!
Judy Poehlman