RESOURCES




The School Nutrition Association offers a rich array of continuing education programs for SNA members and the entire school nutrition community. Whether you’re just beginning your career in school nutrition or seeking to deepen your understanding of the intricacies of school feeding programs, SNA has the resources you need to get started.

  • SNA Webinars – Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
  • SNF Education Programs and Courses
  • School Nutrition University (SNU)
  • SNF’s Wednesday Webinar Series
  • SNF’s Peer2Peer Connect

Mark Your Calendar for a Great Summer Training Opportunity!

What? A Review of the Basic Bookkeeping Requirements of the School Meals Program  

When? Join us on Zoom, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (CST)

Who should register?  New staff and experienced staff wanting a refresher on the bookkeeping requirements of the School Meals Program 

What topics will be covered? This training will focus on program requirements. Topics include: dates of importance, income eligibility applications, direct certification, verification, claiming, etc…

What about the Seamless Summer Operation for SY 2021-22?  The July 20th training will focus on “normal year” school meals operations. The USDA has provided through COVID Response Waiver #84  the option for SFAs to operate the Seamless Summer Operation (SSO) for SY 2021-22.  The SSO is under the School Meals Program so most of the “normal year” program requirements apply.  During the training we will be addressing questions you may have as you prepare for the new school year.  Additional training is planned this summer on how to complete the SSO section of the School Meals Program annual application.  Watch for that email communication to be sent in July. 

How do I register for this training?  Individual Registration within the CNP system is required for the July 20th training. Registration instructions are attached to.     pdf CNP Training Registration (484 KB)

What happens after I register? Approximately one week before the training you will be emailed the Zoom July 20th training link as well as a training packet.  We encourage you to print this packet or have it available electronically for the training. Nutrition Services will not be mailing any packets to registered participants.     

What if I can’t attend the Zoom Training on July 20thThe training will be recorded and posted by the beginning of August on the Nutrition Services website at the following link: https://www.education.ne.gov/ns/training/national-school-lunch-program

What can I do now to learn about bookkeeping requirements of the school meals program? Bookkeeper Training Parts 1-4 and Direct Certification videos are available on the NDE-Nutrition Services website:  https://www.education.ne.gov/ns/training/national-school-lunch-program/school-lunch-training/

Who should I contact if I have questions? Shawn Vondracek at 402-480-3046 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zoom Meeting Certificates

Professional Development

Webinar Wednesday

The Breakfast Summit hosted by the School Nutrition Foundation, SNA’s sister charitable organization, in April was too good not to share with all of you. The summit led discussions on how Breakfast in Classroom (BIC) does more than put food in children’s stomachs, as it often improves the social-emotional climate of the school, reduces the stigma of underprivileged students receiving free meals (especially when the universal free model of breakfast is implemented), how BIC increases school attendance and prepares students for learning. This webinar will also bring you one of the highlights of the summit, the school nutrition staff from Houston County (Texas) Schools, who will share what they have been able to accomplish with increased participation in Breakfast in the Classroom. Join us June 19, and learn more here.

 The Training Zone: Made with You in Mind

  • SNA’s new Training Zone provides members a unique opportunity to focus on career growth as SNA continues to bring you key topics that will be of benefit to you and your program. Checkout our online training modules and live and on-demand webinars. 
     
    SNA’s online training located in the Training Zone provides the advantage of not being bound by geography or time, so all learners can control when and where they train. It also allows learners to train at their own pace while they are exploring new concepts. 
     
    A one-stop shop for eLearning, on-demand, 24-7 content, the current modules in the Training Zone feature specialized online trainings developed by school nutrition professionals. All Webinar Wednesdays and Webinars On-Demand are free to members as part of your membership benefits and discounts are offered on all other training courses. District packages are currently available for the ethics training program with more package options coming soon. Learn more about our eLearning modules:
    Dollars & Cents of Financial Management
  • Culinary Skills Trainin
  • Ethics in School Nutrition