Recent News

  • 📢 Awards & Scholarships – A chance to recognize outstanding School Nutrition RDN/NDTR colleagues!

    January 2023

    The SNS DPG Awards and Scholarship Committee is always willing to receive suggestions for nominations for the SNS DPG Award of Excellence and DPG Emerging Leader Award! Contact: Lindsey Palmer at  or see our  for more information!

  • 🥳 Nominations for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Awards available!

    January 2023

    The Academy honors individuals who have advanced the profession by exhibiting leadership and serving others. Find the various categories and submit your nomination online at the  under the “Leadership” tab.

  • 🗞️ Frances Carr Parker and School Nutrition Services DPG Scholarship Fund

    January 2023

    This endowment supports the Frances Carr Parker and School Nutrition Services DPG Scholarship, administered through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (Foundation) for up to $2,000 per recipient. The scholarship recognizes a longtime School Nutrition Services Professional, Frances Carr Parker, RD, LDN, and was established to support graduate studies to enhance job skills related to the practice of school nutrition.

    Interested applicants must apply by completing the Foundation’s scholarship application. Contact  with any questions.

  • 💰Interested in making a donation to the Academy Foundation?

    January 2023

    School Nutrition Services regularly makes financial contributions to this endowment but also encourages individual member contributions. Please visit  or email .

  • 🎥 Are you a regular source for the media? Apply to Become an Academy Spokesperson.

    January 2023

    Are you frequently quoted in the media for your expertise in food and nutrition? If so, consider applying to join the . Three-year terms begin June 1, 2023. Openings are available in a number of practice specialty areas and geographical areas. Academy members from all geographic areas are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 3.

  • 💡 Register Today for the Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit!

    January 2023

    Connect with hundreds of food and nutrition practitioners of all skill levels to take a deep-dive into key policy issues that impact the health of the nation and dietetics profession during the ! Taking place virtually, March 28-30, the summit will focus on two of the Academy's top policy and advocacy efforts: medical nutrition therapy expansion and child nutrition. Click  to register.

  • ➡️ Student Academy Members attending the Summit: scholarships are available!

    January 2023

    To apply for a student scholarship,  by Wednesday, February 8. If you are applying for a student scholarship, please hold off on registering for the summit; scholarship recipients will be notified beginning the week of February 13. Please note, the scholarship opportunity is only available to student Academy members.

  • 📝 The School Nutrition Association is searching for an editor for the JCN&M

    January 2023

    This position is a two-year, renewable commitment to begin in April 2023 and pays a $22,000 annual stipend. Proposals must be submitted to SNA Chief Executive Officer Patricia Montague, FASAE, CAE, at  by March 17. For more information, click .

  • 🍎 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

    January 2023

    The following six Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members and credentialed practitioners were  to serve on the 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee:

    • Aline Andres, PhD, RD
    • Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, PhD, RD, FAND
    • Teresa Fung, ScD, RD
    • Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RDN, LD, CNS, FISBNPA
    • Hollie Raynor, PhD, RD, LDN
    • Christopher Taylor, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

    Congratulations to our fellow dietitians selected!

  • 📢 Are you a regular source for the media? Apply to Become an Academy Spokesperson

    December 2022

    Are you frequently quoted in the media for your expertise in food and nutrition? If so, consider applying to join the . Three-year terms begin June 1, 2023. Openings are available in a number of practice specialty areas and geographical areas. Academy members from all geographic areas are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 3.

  • 🗞️ Latest Academy News: Article on Planning Ahead to Make Restaurant Meals Nutritious

    December 2022

    Check out the new eatrightPRO website design while you’re reading the article!

  • 📢 Are you a regular source for the media? Apply to Become an Academy Spokesperson.

    November 2022

    Are you frequently quoted in the media for your expertise in food and nutrition? If so, consider applying to join the . Three-year terms begin June 1, 2023. Openings are available in a number of practice specialty areas and geographical areas. Academy members from all geographic areas are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 3.

  • 🌽 November is Native American Heritage Month!

    November 2022

    Or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month! Learn more .

  • 👋 IDEA Update

    November 2022

    As we think about inclusion,  about the importance of pronouns and how to share your own!

  • 📢 Save the Date for our Upcoming Webinar

    October 2022

    When: November 15th at 3-4 pm EST

    Join us to discuss Why School Meals Matter: Insight from the USDA’s School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study, presented by Maria Boyle, MS, RDN, Principal Researcher at Mathematica. Register !

  • 🌽 November is Native American Heritage Month!

    October 2022

    Learn more about celebrating Indigenous people’s past, present, and future .

  • 🎥 Recap video

    October 2022

    Support healthy school meals for all! Share with colleagues, family, and friends the importance of school meals:

  • 🤓 USDA Secretary Vilsack Letter to States for SY 2022-23

    September 2022

    Read the latest letter from USDA Secretary Vilsack to states for SY 2022-2023!

  • 🥳 Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 2022

    Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th and goes through October 15th!

  • 📢 Register for FNCE® 2022!

    September 2022

    • Head to Orlando Oct 8th - 11th for the first in-person Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo® in 2 years! The conference will feature a handful of exciting school nutrition-related sessions .
    • Join SNS for our DPG Social dinner event taking place at FNCE® on Saturday, October 8th at 6 pm!
    • The social will take place at The Hampton Social (https://www.thehamptonsocial.com/) near the convention center hotel area. Cost to register is $50. Registration link !
  • 🏛 White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition

    September 2022

    Register today to join Academy President Ellen Shanley to reflect on the outcomes from the White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition! Happening Thursday September 29th at 1 pm.

  • 📢 Register for FNCE® 2022!

    August 2022

    • Head to Orlando Oct 8th - 11th for the first in-person Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in 2 years! The conference will feature a handful of exciting school nutrition-related sessions you won’t want to miss.
    • Last chance to enjoy Early Bird pricing through August 31! Visit  for registration details.
  • 📆 Save the Date for the SNS DPG Social taking place at FNCE® on Oct 8th!

    August 2022

    The social will take place at The Hampton Social (https://www.thehamptonsocial.com/) near the convention center hotel area. Registration link TBD!

  • 💻 The House of Delegates has shared the latest brief navigating future practice with technology.

    August 2022

    Read it here!

  • 🥳 Celebrate Kid’s Eat Right Month!

    August 2022

    Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids: Milk, Plant-Based Alternatives, Flavored Milk, Toddler Milk – A Deeper Dive into the Science and Resulting Recommendations: In this webinar, attendees will discover the latest in milk recommendations for children. Release Date: August 30, 2022. !

  • 🎒 Team Nutrition Back to School Online Kit

    August 2022

    Check out the new Team Nutrition Back to School Online Kit that RDNs can use to help SFAs and schools create strong school environments that support students’ growth, learning, and well-being.

  • 📢 Register for FNCE® 2022!

    July 2022

    • Head to Orlando Oct 8th - 11th for the first in-person Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo® in 2 years! The conference will feature a handful of exciting school nutrition-related sessions you won’t want to miss.
    • Enjoy Early Bird pricing through August 26! Eatrightfnce.org
  • 🥳 Save the Date for the SNS DPG Social taking place at FNCE® on Oct 8th!

    July 2022

    Registration and details coming soon.

  • 👶🏼 Infant Formula Shortage Update

    July 2022

    The Academy has provided guidance to consumers during the national infant formula shortage. Read details here.

  • 👩🏾‍🍳 Culinary Arts Month

    July 2022

    Understanding the basics of different culinary terms is key to preparing delicious, nutritious meals. Share the B, C, and D’s of culinary vocab with this list of cooking lingo.

  • Blueberry Month

    July 2022

    They make more than just a pretty smoothie…try this tangy twist on classic grilled chicken!

  • 🥑 National Avocado Day is July 31st!

    July 2022

    Celebrate our favorite versatile botanical berry as an addition to your everyday meals!

  • 🐄 June is National Dairy Month & Pride Month

    June 2022

  • 🥕 June 17th is “National Eat All Your Veggies Day!”

    June 2022

    Studies show that schools are the healthiest place for kids to eat in the U.S. Here’s why we need Healthy .

  • 🎊 Juneteenth

    June 2022

    Juneteenth on June 19th commemorates the day that enslaved Texans found out — more than two years after Emancipation Day — that they were free.

    It's also a day known for celebratory meals and red drinks. Learn more .

  • 📆Save the Date!

    June 2022

    July 11th - SNA ANC - SNS DPG Member Breakfast

    Sponsored by General Mills

    📍CHANGE📍 Location: Hyatt Hotel on the lobby level in the Manatee Springs Room.

    • Time: 6:00am to 8:00am
    • Guest speaker: Maria Boyle, MS, RDN–Principal researcher with Mathematica presenting Why School Meals Matter: Insight from the USDA’s School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study.
    • $20 per member ($10 student/retired members)

         

    Register Here!

  • 📆Save the Date!

    May 2022

    July 11th - SNA ANC - SNS DPG Member Breakfast Sponsored by General Mills

    Location: Rosen Centre Hotel

    $20 per member ($10 student/retired members)

    Additional Registration/details Coming Soon!

  • 📢 Register today!

    May 2022

    May 18th - USDA discussion with SNS DPG Members

    Time: 3:00-4:30 EST

    Register in advance by clicking !

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • 🌟 April is National Preceptor Month!

    April 2022

    This is the perfect time to help shape the nutrition and dietetics profession! Sign up to be a preceptor .

  • 🦸🏾 School Lunch Hero Day 2022

    April 2022

    School Lunch Hero Day 2022 is May 6th this year! Don’t forget to celebrate both yourself, and the hardworking cafeteria staff in your schools!

  • 🎉 Do you have any recent achievements or honors that we should celebrate?

    April 2022

    Did you recently receive an award or complete a project that you’d like to share with other SNS DPG members? Send your accomplishments to  to be shared on the SNS DPG Social Media Pages!

  • 🥳 The Academy thanks members of the School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group

    April 2022

    For the  for milk, whole grains and sodium; these responses were compiled and shared in comments submitted by the Academy to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's request.

  • 📢 Register today!

    April 2022

    May 18th - USDA discussion with SNS DPG Members

    Time: 3:00-4:30 EST

    Register in advance by clicking !

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • 📆Save the Date!

    April 2022

    July 11th - SNA ANC - SNS DPG Member Breakfast Sponsored by General Mills

    Registration/details: Coming Soon!

  • USDA Increases Funding to Continue Providing Students with Healthful School Meals

    March 2022

    Learn more by clicking Here.

  • Thank You!

    March 2022

    Thank you for attending our Transitional Nutrition Standards listening sessions with the Academy and USDA on March 1 & March 3! The turnout and discussion was wonderful! A follow-up meeting was discussed, but a date has not been set yet.

  • Register Today!

    March 2022

    March 22nd - Prescott Labs Webinar: To waste or not to waste? Exploring the complexity of student dietary behaviors in school cafeterias

    Register by clicking Here!

  • Save the Date

    March 2022

    July 11th - DPG Breakfast at ANC

    Registration link to follow soon!

  • 2022 Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit

    February 2022

    The 2022 Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit was a great success! Nearly 600 attendees gathered virtually from across the country to advocate for two of the Academy’s top policy and advocacy priorities: medical nutrition therapy expansion and child nutrition. Thank you to PPCs and PALs for scheduling 84 meetings with Senate offices!

  • Congrats to our active SNS member, Karen Ehrens for receiving the award for Grassroots Excellence!

    February 2022

    Other 2022 award honorees include:

    • Public Policy Leadership Award: U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (Ga.)
    • Public Policy Leadership Award: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (Mich.)
    • Health Equity and Diversity Leadership Award: U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (Ill.)
  • USDA Increases Funding to Continue Providing Students with Healthful School Meals

    February 2022

    Learn more by clicking .

  • February is Black History Month!

    February 2022
  • February is American Heart Month!

    February 2022

    The Academy has a variety of resources to share with your clients, patients and social media followers:

  • Register Today!

    February 2022

    February 15th , 2:00 pm ET - Virtual Q&A with AND Policy Leader!

    • Do you have a question for the Academy Policy and Advocacy team? Come ask your questions in an informal virtual session, with our Child Nutrition Policy expert, Liz Campbell.
    • Register 

    February 24th, 3:00 pm ET - Advocacy & School Nutrition

    • Everyone in School Nutrition has a story and your legislators need to hear it!
    • Register 

    March 9th, 3:00 pm ET - USDA’s Team Nutrition Meal Talk

    • Join USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative for the new webinar series, Meal Talk Webinars! These webinars provide interactive trainings on hot topics related to school meals.
    • The first Meal Talk webinar will focus on School Breakfast.
    • Register 
  • Save the Date

    February 2022

    March 22nd - Prescott Labs

    March 3rd - Time TBD

    Join SNS for a special meeting with USDA regarding the updated transitional nutrition standards.

    *Registration links to follow soon!

  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs 2022 Virtual Spring Summit

    February 2022

    Join NE DPG on March 4th and 11th to be inspired, make meaningful connections and gain the confidence you need to start or grow your business in 2022.

    Summit includes:

    • Featuring 12 thriving nutrition entrepreneurs
    • Access to pre-recorded sessions a week in advance
    • ~30-minute sessions with interactive live Q&A
    • Networking opportunities
    • 6+ CPEs

    Presentation topics include:

    • Authenticity
    • Business Growth
    • Blogging
    • Ethics
    • Self-care
    • How to create success mindset
    • Telehealth
    • Photography and more!

    Register today at https://www.nedpg.org/springsummit/

    Watch the current  more about this year’s Summit!