MSNA President, Brad Kramer and
2015-2016 SNA Midwest Regional
Director, Lori Danella talk to
the local Kansas City news
media about school nutrition
in their districts.
Watch the video HERE!



Don't forget about the
Earl Langkop Scholarship
available to MoSNA members or their children
who are pursuing a degree in a food related field.
For more information on the
Earl Langkop Scholarship
Click here!!

and/or the
David R. Page Scholarship
awarded to current Missouri food service personnel
for tuition payment and registration fees
related to continuing education activities.
For more information on the
David R. Page Scholarship
Click here!!

The deadline for
both of these MoSNA Scholarships is
March 31






Midwest Dairy Council is proud to share with you
our newly produced “Breakfast in the Classroom” video!

Highlights of expanding breakfast
featured in the video include
decreased tardiness,
decreased nurse visits and
increased student attentiveness
during class.  And, schools that have
implemented an
alternative breakfast service
such as breakfast in the classroom or
Grab-n-Go to the classroom
have shown significant increases
in breakfast participation. 
Increased breakfast participation
means fewer hungry students
during morning classes;
thereby increasing their
potential for academic success.

To watch the video, click HERE!!




2015 Annual Conference
Call for Presenter Proposals!!

The Missouri School Nutrition Association (MSNA)
is accepting proposals for educational sessions
at the 2015 annual conference,
November 13-15
at the Hilton Branson Convention Center
Branson, MO

Session Information

MSNA is seeking proposals that address one of the
School Nutrition Association’s four Key Areas of Excellence
in School Nutrition Programs,
including Operations, Nutrition,
Administration and Communications and Marketing.
Refer to attached .pdf listing here of key area topics.

In order to ensure attendees’ educational needs are met,
the conference planning committee will review
each proposal to determine if the content
aligns with members educational needs.
Education sessions may be planned for
1 or 2 hour time slots on a specific topic
and will take place on Friday or Saturday
during the conference.
Speakers are highly encouraged to repeat
the educational session if enough time slots are available.

MSNA adopts the national School Nutrition Association
policy on marketing of industry products or services:

“Commercials/proprietary information for particular products,
services, vendors, promotion of an exhibit booth,
and food samples/food tastings ARE NOT PERMITTED
in the Call for Proposal, the PowerPoint presentation
and during the preconference and educational sessions.
For PowerPoint presentations,
company logos are only allowed on the opening and final slides.
Any use of proprietary information should have
an educational value and be provided free of charge.”

For a copy of the submission form, click HERE!!
If you have additional questions,
contact the 2015 Conference Chair
Dawn Matthews at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


2015 St. Louis School Food
Nutrition Directors Association
Thursday, April 9, 2015
For More Information
Click HERE!!



Jackson County Chapter
Meeting Schedule & Agendas


April 14, 2015, Blue Springs

Installation of Officers,  donation-food

"Being a Professional"

Professional Standards

Wellness Policy


SNAC Bites
SNA highlights new programs and provide
topics of interest for members.
For the March Edition, click HERE!!



Lots of information will be coming to you
in various formats the next several months.
Please make sure your SNA/MSNA contact
information is accurate.
Go to

and click on red login to My Account button,
enter your username
and password, click on Member Services
to view a summary of your SNA record, edit
your contact information and more!
If you don't have a user name and password,
click on First Time Log In? link on the SNA
Home Page (you will need your membership
number to set up your username and password).
If you have forgotten your username and/or
password, you will need to contact the
SNA Service Center at 1-800-877-8822 or
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Missouri School Nutrition Association
2100 I-70 Drive Southwest
Columbia, Mo 65203
Telephone: (573) 445-0929 or Toll Free: 1-888-276-4307
Fax: (573) 446-8589
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Upcoming Events

MSNA Board Meeting

Friday, March 13, 2015
11:00 a.m.
MSBA Members Relations Center
200 Madison St., Ste. 240
Jefferson City, MO

Culinary Skills Institute
Healthy Cuisine for Kids Training
March 16-18, 2015
Northland Career Center
1801 Branch St., Platte City, MO
Application and letter of
recommendation from your
supervisor must be faxed to
DHSS at 573-522-2856
by the close of business
Friday, February 13, 2015
MSNA scholarships will be available
For application visit

or contact Alma Hopkins,
Team Nutrition
at 573-751-2342 or email

Kansas City Metro South Regional Meeting
April 8, 2015
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Independence School District
Speaker: Mathew Essner
Information Flyer Click HERE!
Registration Form Click HERE!

Changing the Future of Childhood Obesity
Aligning and Amplifying
Statewide Efforts sponsored by
The Missouri Council for
Activity & Nutrition
April 21-22, 2015 at
Stoney Creek Inn
2601 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO
Registration fee: $100.00
Additional info and registration
will be available soon