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Keys to Excellence – Now Open for Data Collection!

Keys to Excellence, SNA’s brand new online benchmarking tool, is up and running.

This tool provides an assessment of your program from every angle – operations, nutrition, administration, marketing,
and more.

To get started on your district’s personalized assessment*, visit

SNA "Smart Snack" Resources

GSNA Nutrition Report Cards  compare a school lunch with a lunch brought from home.  Share with your parents.

Looking for a fun and exciting Lesson Plan on MyPlate. Click here for details on a plan developed around the game  JEOPARDY.   

    School Nutrition Highlights

      2014 - 2015 Events
    2014-2015 Calendar of Events

    2014 Kick Off Luncheon - September 25th - Macon
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    2014 C.R.O.P. Show - October 22nd - Athens
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    Thank You!
    GSNA thanks our wonderful volunteers for conducting sessions and setting up membership tables at in-services all over the state:  Karen Green, Ann Hamner, Yvonne Jones, Melissa Mabry, Charlie Mathis, Nila Maxwell, Beth Osborne, Donna Rice, Kelly Schlein, and Malcolm Quillen.

    Membership & Certification Update
    Click here for updated information on membership and certification

    Despite the efforts of the School Nutrition Directors, advocates and other allied organizations to present a fair and equitable policy on "fund raising exceptions", the State Board of Education initiated the rulemaking process to amend the state board rule to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010. Federal regulations require these new standards beginning July 1, 2014. The proposed amended rule will include provisions that require local school systems to have policies regarding the sale of competitive foods during school and school-related activities (fundraisers). The rule will also contain new definitions for "competitive foods", school campus, and school day.

    The initiated rule will allow schools to hold up to 30 food-related fundraisers per school per school year that do not meet the nutrition standards recommend by the Institute of Medicine and that are now established by federal law. The Department of Education will also develop a procedure for school districts to obtain a temporary exemption from the State BOE approved fundraiser limit (30) on a case-by-case basis. Local school nutrition directors recommended a total of five (5) exemptions.

    The State Board will be voting on this issue at their August 21st board meeting. You all know this is a time of great challenge in school nutrition. It is very important that each of you contact the Board with your comments and local "stories" about how the snack policy will affect your program and your bottom line.  They have heard from others in the educational community---now they need to hear from you.

    If you would like to provide feedback, please send an e-mail to policy@doe.k12.ga.us.

    Myth vs. Fact on Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act School Meals Implementation
    For more information on the HHFKA click here.

    The 2014-15 "Georgia State of Mind" T-shirt is available for purchase.
    click here for more information and order forms

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