What is the SNA of Ohio?
The School Nutrition Association of Ohio promotes healthful meals and nutrition education. SNA of Ohio members nourish the minds of Ohio’s students on a daily basis, providing them with the fuel they need to learn in the classroom. As the leading authority on school lunch in Ohio, the SNA of Ohio is committed to advancing good nutrition for all students.
The SNA of Ohio works to ensure all children of Ohio have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education by:
- Providing members with education opportunities and training
- Supporting standards set through credentialing and certification by the School Nutrition Association
- Gathering and transmitting regulatory, legislative, industry, nutritional and other types of information related to school nutrition
- Representing the nutrition interests of all Ohio children
2015 SNA Position Paper
SNA Releases 2015 Position Paper Calling for
Greater Funding and Flexibility for School Meal Programs
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – The School Nutrition Association (SNA), representing 55,000 professionals who prepare and serve school meals, has released its 2015 Position Paper, outlining the Association’s advocacy efforts as Congress prepares to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 this year.
“SNA supports strong federal nutrition standards for school meals, including calorie caps and mandates to offer a greater quantity and variety of fruits and vegetables,” said SNA CEO Patricia Montague, CAE. “However, some of USDA’s regulations under the law have unnecessarily increased costs and waste for school meal programs and caused many students to swap healthy school meals for junk food fare. SNA is asking Congress to provide schools adequate funding and flexibility, allowing school nutrition professionals to plan creative, appealing menus that will entice students to eat healthy school meals.”
Click here to read SNA’s 2015 Position Paper, including details about each request.
Click here for a short printable version.
Spring Meeting 2015
OASBO FOOD AND NUTRITION CHAPTER & SNA OF OHIO
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL
Click here for registration and hotel information.
The SNA of Ohio supports the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge. This is an exciting movement developing across the country to expand school breakfast programs. With strong support from many of the Ohio education associations, the launch of the new Ohio School Breakfast Challenge will ensure students start their day with a healthy school breakfast.
For more information and to receive school breakfast tools and resources go to http://www.ohioschoolbreakfastchallenge.com/