Now, when one in every six children suffer from hunger in the United States, millions of American school children could lose access to meals served through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) if some Members of Congress get their way.
This is why SNA has launched the Stop the Block Coalition and website (stopblockgrantsnow.org). The Coalition, comprised of a network of allied organizations across the nation, will advocate against Block Grants for school nutrition programs and urge Congress to live up to its commitment to American children at risk of hunger. SNA is currently working to enlist coalition members.
Individuals are encouraged to join the fight by sending a letter to their legislators, sharing the #StoptheBlock FAQs and infographic on social media, and continuing local education efforts on the detrimental nature of block granting school nutrition programs.
This year’s emoji-based theme is already getting many thumb’s-up likes and huge smiley faces. Are you ready to “speak” to your student customers about the benefits of school breakfast in their language? The SNA Emporium is your source for giveaways, cafeteria décor and team garb to make sure your celebration earns hearts during NSBW–and any other time you are promoting school breakfast.
Place orders today to ensure products arrive on time! Visit the SNA Emporium or call (800) 728-0728. For celebration ideas, media tips and details on an exciting NSBW contest, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/nsbw.
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) and the American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) have joined forces to support The Healthy Breakfast Helps Kids Learn Act of 2017 (HR 3738). This bill would provide an additional 6 cents in commodity support for the School Breakfast Program (SBP). This means that if the bill were to pass, schools would receive 6 cents for each breakfast served to spend on commodities. As of this time, there is no commodity support for breakfast, only lunch.
Oregon’s very own Chris Facha is the national president of ACDA and has played a huge part in this collaborative support of the bill sponsored by representatives McGovern ( D-MA) and Davis (R-IL).
Get the scoop by downloading these information sheets:
Our Oregon delegates to the July 2017 School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference (ANC) in Atlanta represented OSNA in style! Thanks to all of our delegates for their participation!
Enter the NSLW Feedback Sweepstakes online, and tell the School Nutrition Association about your plans for NSLW. When you submit your answers you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win over 700 NSLW stickers for your students!
At the end of September and October, SNA will randomly draw 10 prize winners. All winners will NSLW sticker sheets.
The deadline for all your feedback is October 31, 2015 – but enter by September 30 and your stickers will be delivered in time for NSLW. Members who participate may also have their event or idea selected to appear in School Nutrition magazine.
October 12-15, 2015 is the week to celebrate the nation’s school lunch program! This year’s National School Lunch Week (NSLW) theme is “School Lunch Snapshot.” It’s about sharing the best, real images of today’s school lunch—fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, milk, and smiling students. It provides a great opportunity for SNA members to capitalize on using social media to promote your program to parents and students, too!
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) recognized two Oregon school nutrition professionals on July 12 at the 69th Annual National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cindi Hiatt-Henry, school nutrition director with McMinnville School District and Karin Nichols, nutrition manager with Sue Buel Elementary School in McMinnville, received national recognition for their superior accomplishments in the school nutrition arena.
Nichols was presented with the Louise Sublette Manager of the Year award, which recognizes school nutrition managers for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career. Hiatt-Henry was honored with the President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan. SNA recognizes the commitment and dedication individuals who act that state presidents make to SNA, school nutrition and the children whom SNA members serve every day.
Hiatt-Henry also accepted SNA awards for increased membership and certification on behalf of the Oregon School Nutrition Association, for which she serves as immediate past president.
Congratulations to the following SNA Award winners from Oregon:
Jeri Paull winner of Schwan’s Foodservice Scholarship: Scholarships, funded by a generous annual donation by Schwan’s Food Service, Inc, of up to $2,500 each are awarded each year to SNA members pursuing degrees in a school nutrition related fields.