SNA Research

SNA Research on the issues and trends impacting school nutrition.

2019 School Nutrition Trends Report  
SNA’s 2019 School Nutrition Trends Report summarizes the results of a 2019 survey of over 800 unique school district meal programs nationwide. The report includes information on whole grain offerings; emerging menu trends including customizable, international and clean label menu options; and unpaid student meal debt. SNA members may access the full report here or read the Executive Summary here.

2018 School Nutrition Operations Report
SNA's School Nutrition Operations Report: The State of School Nutrition 2018 benchmarks operational practices of school nutrition programs. The report includes information on meal prices, participation rates, lunch and breakfast service venues, nutrition education initiatives, food and beverages trends, as well as plans related to construction and equipment purchases from more than 1,500 school nutrition directors.

NSLP and SBP Participation Tracking
Tracking of national participation rates for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program using USDA data.

Little Big Fact Book:  The Essential Guide to School Nutrition
A compact, easy-to-use reference booklet with critical information about school nutrition programs.

The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
If you’re looking for the latest research articles on significant issues affecting child nutrition and school foodservice management, look no further. Published twice a year, each issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management features several research articles on topics critical to the successful operation of school meal programs.

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The School Nutrition Association has a presence in every state across the country. View links to many of the state associations to find out more about what SNA is doing nationwide. 

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