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  • 🍎 Fruit-and-Veggie-Forward, School Breakfast Recipes

    January 2024

    The , through their non-profit Foundation for Fresh Produce, has developed  for K-12 school foodservice programs.

    IFPA is encouraging schools to make one or more of these recipes during National School Breakfast Week, March 4-8, 2024.

    More info about the recipes and toolkit is also available 

  • 🎉 Prepare for National Nutrition Month® 2024!

    January 2024

    National Nutrition Month 2024: Beyond the Table

    The selected theme of National Nutrition Month® 2024 is "Beyond the Table." It highlights the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition; addresses the many ways and places we eat; emphasizes sustainability efforts; and showcases the expertise of nutrition and dietetics professionals. Learn More.

  • 🗓️ Present a Poster Session at FNCE® 2024

    January 2024

    From October 5-8, the Academy will host the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo® in Minneapolis, Minn. Interested in sharing your original research, project or program report? 

    • An abstract is a brief, written summary (no more than 250 words) of the specific ideas or concepts to be presented and a statement of their relevance to practice or research.
    • A poster presents content using charts, graphs, illustrations and/or photographs and highlights the important parts of a study/program and its practice applications.
    • The Call for Abstracts will open on January 1, and the submission deadline is February 16. If your outcomes will not be finalized by the February 16 deadline, you can submit a late breaking abstract between May 1 and May 31.
  • 👋 Apply to Be an Academy Spokesperson: Deadline February 2

    January 2024

    Are you adept at translating scientific information into consumer-friendly language for the news media? If so, consider applying to the Academy’s volunteer media Spokesperson Program. Three-year terms begin June 1.

  • 🍓 Fruit-and-Veggie-Forward, School Breakfast Recipes

    December 2023

    The , through their non-profit Foundation for Fresh Produce, has developed  for K-12 school foodservice programs.

    The recipes include on-trend, kid-friendly foods, while also spotlighting new ways to incorporate vegetables and fruit into school breakfast offerings. The IFPA toolkit includes nutrition and crediting info to assist with meeting meal pattern requirements, while also providing guidance on how to serve the recipes in a variety of settings, including grab-and-go and breakfast in the classroom. The recipes also align with proposed USDA updates that aim to limit added-sugar in school breakfast.

    IFPA is encouraging schools to make one or more of these recipes during National School Breakfast Week, March 4-8, 2024.

    More info about the recipes and toolkit is also available 

  • ✏️ Journal Editor's Podcast: 'School Food Policy: What’s New?'

    December 2023

    In a new Editor's Podcast from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Linda Snetselaar, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, the Journal's editor-in-chief, is joined by Katie Wilson, PhD, SNS, executive director of the Urban School Food Alliance, to discuss new developments in school food policy. Watch here.

  • 🥕 Prepare for National Nutrition Month® 2024!

    December 2023

    The selected theme of National Nutrition Month® 2024 is "Beyond the Table." It highlights the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition; addresses the many ways and places we eat; emphasizes sustainability efforts; and showcases the expertise of nutrition and dietetics professionals. 

    2024 National Nutrition Month: Beyond the Table
  • 🥝 Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards

    December 2023

    USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s , Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) has launched the Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards to celebrate school food authorities (SFA) having made significant improvements to the nutritional quality of their school meals.

    SFAs participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis over a two-year application period ending June 30, 2025.

    For more information and to find the Recognition Awards application, please visit: .

    The Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards will spotlight innovative practices, student and community engagement activities, and strategies SFAs have used to provide meals consistent with the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. SFAs can apply for one or more of the following Recognition Awards categories:

    • Breakfast Trailblazer
    • Small and/or Rural SFA Breakfast Trailblazer
    • Lunch Trailblazer
    • Small and/or Rural SFA Lunch Trailblazer
    • Innovative School Lunch Makeover
    • Innovation in the Cultural Diversity of School Meals
    • Innovation in the Preparation of School Meals
    • Innovation in Nutrition Education
  • 🍎 Fruit-and-Veggie-Forward, School Breakfast Recipes

    November 2023

    The , through their non-profit Foundation for Fresh Produce, has developed  for K-12 school foodservice programs.

    The recipes include on-trend, kid-friendly foods, while also spotlighting new ways to incorporate vegetables and fruit into school breakfast offerings. The IFPA toolkit includes nutrition and crediting info to assist with meeting meal pattern requirements, while also providing guidance on how to serve the recipes in a variety of settings, including grab-and-go and breakfast in the classroom. The recipes also align with proposed USDA updates that aim to limit added-sugar in school breakfast.

    IFPA is encouraging schools to make one or more of these recipes during National School Breakfast Week, March 4-8, 2024.

    More info about the recipes and toolkit is also available 

  • 🍊 Prepare for National Nutrition Month® 2024!

    November 2023

    The selected theme of National Nutrition Month® 2024 is "Beyond the Table." It highlights the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition; addresses the many ways and places we eat; emphasizes sustainability efforts; and showcases the expertise of nutrition and dietetics professionals. 

  • 🎁 The Perfect RDN holiday gift

    November 2023

    Get the best of FNCE® 2023 Collection at the member price of only $75! Receive a well-rounded bundle of on-demand recordings from FNCE® 2023! Offer ends January 31st, 2024. 

  • 🥗 Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards

    November 2023

    USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s , Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) has launched the Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards to celebrate school food authorities (SFA) having made significant improvements to the nutritional quality of their school meals.

    SFAs participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis over a two-year application period ending June 30, 2025.

    For more information and to find the Recognition Awards application, please visit: .

    The Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards will spotlight innovative practices, student and community engagement activities, and strategies SFAs have used to provide meals consistent with the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. SFAs can apply for one or more of the following Recognition Awards categories:

    • Breakfast Trailblazer
    • Small and/or Rural SFA Breakfast Trailblazer
    • Lunch Trailblazer
    • Small and/or Rural SFA Lunch Trailblazer
    • Innovative School Lunch Makeover
    • Innovation in the Cultural Diversity of School Meals
    • Innovation in the Preparation of School Meals
    • Innovation in Nutrition Education
  • 🗒️ Research Foundation Grants Application Deadline Extended to November 7th

    October 2023

    The new grants aim to stimulate innovation and discovery in nutrition and dietetics science by providing funding for emerging researchers and program directors and/or faculty members of ACEND-accredited educational programs who oversee ongoing research within their programs. Find out more.

  • ✏️ FOLCS Mentorship Program Open to Applications

    October 2023

    FoodCorps AmeriCorps Food Operators and Leaders of Color in Schools is seeking applications for their mentorship program that connects folks who are embarking on a career in school nutrition with leaders who are already established in the field. If you identify and are interested, complete the Mentor or Mentee Application here.

  • 🥗 Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards

    October 2023

    USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative, Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) has launched the Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards to celebrate school food authorities (SFA) having made significant improvements to the nutritional quality of their school meals.

    SFAs participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis over a two-year application period ending June 30, 2025.

    For more information and to find the Recognition Awards application, please visit: www.healthymealsincentives.org.

    The Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards will spotlight innovative practices, student and community engagement activities, and strategies SFAs have used to provide meals consistent with the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. SFAs can apply for one or more of the following Recognition Awards categories:

    • Breakfast Trailblazer
    • Small and/or Rural SFA Breakfast Trailblazer
    • Lunch Trailblazer
    • Small and/or Rural SFA Lunch Trailblazer
    • Innovative School Lunch Makeover
    • Innovation in the Cultural Diversity of School Meals
    • Innovation in the Preparation of School Meals
    • Innovation in Nutrition Education
  • 🗓️ Attending FNCE? Register for the SNS DPG event!

    September 2023

    The FNCE SNS DPG event will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2023 at Coohills, a French-influenced upscale dining lounge! Register here.

  • 👋 Stop by IFPA booth and join us at the networking event!

    September 2023

    The IFPA Foodservice Conference in Monterey, California in July 2023 hosted a school nutrition track for school nutrition professionals from across the country to engage with produce growers, distributors, allied businesses, USDA, ICN, state agency staff, and other segments of the industry. The education sessions, farm visits, cooking demos, meals, and networking events all focused on skill and capacity building, developing communication and partnership strategies, and strengthening access.

    This is the second year that IFPA has hosted a cadre and tract for school nutrition professionals and are looking forward to working with the School Nutrition Services, Dietetic Practice Group (SNS-DPG). IFPA will have a booth at FNCE and has graciously agreed to sponsor our SNS-DPG networking event at FNCE. IFPA has also been actively advocating for additional FFVP funding!

  • 🪅 Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th-October 15th!

    September 2023

  • 🎉 Celebrate our Members!

    September 2023

    Chef V and Chef Lindsey book, along with Alexis Cole, RD, recently published a new book - To Your Taste: How to eat well and feel better for your whole life.

  • Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards

    September 2023

    USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s , Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) has launched the Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards to celebrate school food authorities (SFA) having made significant improvements to the nutritional quality of their school meals.

    SFAs participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis over a two-year application period ending June 30, 2025.

    For more information and to find the Recognition Awards application, please visit: .

    The Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards will spotlight innovative practices, student and community engagement activities, and strategies SFAs have used to provide meals consistent with the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. SFAs can apply for one or more of the following Recognition Awards categories:

    • Breakfast Trailblazer
    • Small and/or Rural SFA Breakfast Trailblazer
    • Lunch Trailblazer
    • Small and/or Rural SFA Lunch Trailblazer
    • Innovative School Lunch Makeover
    • Innovation in the Cultural Diversity of School Meals
    • Innovation in the Preparation of School Meals
    • Innovation in Nutrition Education
  • 📢 Share with other RDNs working in schools!

    August 2023

    Know of other Academy members not currently involved in our DPG? Forward these details to potential members!

  • 🌄 Register for FNCE® 2023

    August 2023

    Registration and housing for FNCE® are now open! FNCE® will be held in Denver, CO from October 7th - 10th. Find out more about speakers, sessions, and special events here.

  • 📅 Save the Date!

    August 2023

    The FNCE® SNS DPG event will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2023! The FNCE® SNS DPG event will be at 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Coohills Restaurant. Venue and event details can be found here.

  • 📢 Share with other RDNs working in schools!

    July 2023

    Know of other Academy members not currently involved in our DPG? Forward these details to potential members!

  • 🌄 Register for FNCEⓇ 2023

    July 2023

    Registration and housing for FNCE® are now open! FNCE® will be held in Denver, CO from October 7th - 10th. Find out more about speakers, sessions, and special events here.

  • 📅 Save the Date!

    July 2023

    The FNCE® SNS DPG event will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2023! The FNCE® SNS DPG event will be at 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Coohills Restaurant. If you have not yet registered for FNCE®, you will have the option to add this event prior to checking out.

    If you have already registered for FNCE®: Simply click here to return to the main FNCE® registration page and log in there to modify your FNCE® registration and add the event. Click through the pages until you reach the events listings, and add your event. Continue clicking through until the end where you will submit payment. You will receive a confirmation email noting your additional event.

  • 📢 Share with other RDNs working in schools!

    June 2023

    Know of other Academy members not currently involved in our DPG? Forward these details to potential members!

  • 🥞 SNA ANC Breakfast Event for SNS DPG members

    June 2023

    Attending the School Nutrition Association ANC this summer? The DPG breakfast will be on July 10th at 6 am, location TBA. Check the website for updates and watch for email notifications for this event here.

  • 🌄 Register for FNCEⓇ 2023

    June 2023

    Registration and housing for FNCE are now open! FNCE will be held in Denver, CO from October 7th - 10th. Find out more about speakers, sessions, and special events here.

  • 📅 Save the Date!

    June 2023

    The FNCE SNS DPG event will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2023! Venue and details TBA.

  • 🤩 Healthy Meals Incentives Grants for Small and/or Rural School Food Authorities (SFA)

    May 2023

    The Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative seeks to improve the nutritional quality of school meals through food systems transformation, school food authority recognition and technical assistance, the generation and sharing of innovative ideas and tested practices, and grants.

    Action for Healthy Kids will facilitate the sharing of best practices across the country and provide grants to help small and/or rural SFAs innovate and advance their efforts. Action for Healthy Kids is offering competitive grants (up to $150,000 per SFA) for small and/or rural school food authorities to support efforts to improve the nutritional quality of their school meals. Find out grant requirements here.

  • 🙋🏽 Starting May 1: Submit Late-Breaking FNCE® Abstracts

    May 2023

    The Academy is seeking abstracts to be presented during poster sessions at the 2023 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo®, to be held October 7 to 10 in Denver, Colo. This is a great opportunity to present research that was not completed in time for the original call for abstracts. Late-breaking submissions will be accepted from May 1 to 31.

  • 🫶 Renew your Academy membership by May 31st!

    May 2023

    Academy membership gives you access to savings on #FNCE registration, CPE and more! To learn more about membership savings and exclusive benefits, visit here.

  • 🥳 AAPI Heritage Month

    May 2023

    We celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders across the world. Find out more about AAPI month here.

  • 📢 Share with other RDNs working in schools!

    March & April 2023

    Know of other Academy members not currently involved in our DPG? Forward these details to potential members!

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

    March 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 lindseypalmer51085@gmail.com or see our website for more information!

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

    March 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 Academy’s website under the “Leadership” tab.

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

    March 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 scholarship@eatright.org with any questions.

  • 💡 USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Implementation Guidance

    Summer 2023 Non-Congregate Meal Service in Rural Areas

    March 2023

    This guidance serves as the instructions for state agencies and program operators on how to implement Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) rural non-congregate meal service during summer 2023.

  • 📢 Share with other RDNs working in schools!

    February 2023

    Know of other Academy members not currently involved in our DPG? Forward these details to potential members!

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

    February 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 lindseypalmer51085@gmail.com or see our website for more information!

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

    February 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 Academy’s website under the “Leadership” tab.

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

    February 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 scholarship@eatright.org with any questions.

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

    February 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 Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit! 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 here to register.

  • 🌎 Listen to the latest discussion on Climate Smart Commodities!

    February 2023

    Earlier this month, Secretary Vilsack provided a panel discussion on the historic investment in USDA’s Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities. Listen in here!

  • 💪 Fuel for the Future: National Nutrition Month® 2023

    February 2023

    This year’s theme is Fuel for the Future, which focuses on eating with sustainability in mind during each phase of life and showcases the expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists. Find promotional resources here!