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SNA Meal Pattern Companion Guide is HERE!

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SNA is excited to unveil the anticipated meal pattern guide! The guide is entitled: “We Can Do This: Advice and Resources for Meeting the New Meal Pattern” and is available exclusively to SNA members.

This guide is also the focus of each hot topic session during ANC reaching over 3,000 ANC attendees.  It is now available at, along with other tools and resources to aid in your understanding of the meal pattern.  This guide aims to assist in the challenges of implementing the new meal pattern requirements going into effect this fall.  It provides you with sample menus, resources and other valuable tools needed to interpret and implement the new meal pattern regulations.

The SNA Ad Hoc Meal Pattern Working Group, which consists of school nutrition operators, state agency officials, industry and USDA representatives, have been busy working to review your frustrations, comments, and concerns in efforts to address them in this companion guide.  We are glad to be able to share it with you!  Click here to read more!


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