School Nutrition Foundation Roundup: December 2016

With winter break just around the corner, we didn’t want you missing any important School Nutrition Foundation news! Our offices will be closed briefly during the holidays, but we will continue to publish fresh content—and stay active on social media—throughout the month of December, so please check in with us while you enjoy a break from work and school.

Continuing Education: Webinars from SNA & FRAC

There are two additional Webinar Wednesday topics from SNA in 2016 you won’t want to miss, plus our partners at FRAC have some great education sessions on the schedule as well. Mark your calendars for the following:

  • Training the Trainer: Practical Tips for Training Adult Learners is TOMORROW, December 14, at 2 p.m. ET! Learn about adult learning styles, tips for engaging a training audience, and how to improve your school nutrition training efforts. Click here to register.
  • Leveraging Funds & Partnerships to Bring Healthier Afterschool Meals to Your Schools is on Wednesday, December 21, at 2 p.m. ET. Hear from presenters on how to build stronger, more sustainable Afterschool Meal Programs by engaging community partners and serving healthy, kid-friendly meals. Click here to register.
  • Breakfast Matters: Celebrate National School Breakfast Week the Right Way is on January 12, 2017, with our partners at FRAC. Hear from stakeholders from around the country for ideas on how to celebrate and advocate for school breakfast during National School Breakfast Week, and year-round. Click to register.

Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom: Applications Are Open!

In October we announced that Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom had received an additional $7.5 million in funding from the Walmart Foundation, to distribute breakfast-in-the-classroom grants in ten new states. We will be bringing BIC to 30,000 children in Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, Utah, Texas, Idaho, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Nebraska. The application period is open, and we hope you’ll take some time over the winter break to see if our Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom grant is the right fit for your school or district.

Let’s Connect! SNIC & LAC in 2017

sna_lac17We’re looking forward to January’s School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) in Orlando, Florida, and onsite registration is still available for the January 21-24 event. This year’s theme is “imagination + knowledge=INNOVATION”—plus Florida in January sounds kind of nice, doesn’t it?

We’re also pretty excited about the LAC 2017 Sweepstakes, going on now! Share your patriotic picture with us and win a FREE trip to our 2017 Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C., April 2-4. All you have to do to enter is submit a creative, patriotic photo of you to SNA Headquarters by February 15, 2017! You could win a free registration, airfare, and hotel accommodation for yourself and a guest, so warm up that camera!

School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP)

SNF has teamed up with the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) on the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) to gather information regarding the quantity of waste generated in school cafeterias, and we’d love for you to get involved! Learn how you can participate, and get the chance to win up to $1500 for your school.

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