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APRIL 14, 2017!

Call for Proposals
for 2017 Annual Conference
Speakers and Presenters
Click HERE!
For Key Areas
Click HERE!

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Breakfast in the Classroom
Grants Now Available!


MSNA is proud to be a part of the
Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom,
a consortium of national education
and nutrition organizations that
provides technical assistance and financial support
to help school districts in Missouri increase
breakfast participation by
implementing a breakfast in the classroom program.
Serving breakfast in the classroom,
as a part of the school day,
removes many of the barriers
associated with low participation in the program,
such as tight bus schedules,
late arrivals, and stigma associated
with the traditional program.
MSNA, along with the other
Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom,
is committed to helping schools in
Missouri increase breakfast participation.


Benefits of School Breakfast:

Missing meals and experiencing
hunger impair children’s
development and achievement.
Studies published in the
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
Pediatrics, and the
Journal of the American Academy of Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry
document the negative effects
of hunger on children’s academic
performance and behavior in school.

• Hungry children have lower
math scores and are more
likely to have to repeat a grade;

• Children experiencing hunger are
more likely to be hyperactive,
absent, and tardy,
in addition to having behavioral
and attention problems more often than other children;

• Children with hunger are more likely
to have repeated a grade,
received special education services,
or received mental health counseling
than low-income children
who do not experience hunger.

Breakfast plays a significant role
in shaping the learning environment.

•Eating breakfast at school
helps children perform better.
Numerous published studies show
that academic achievement among students
who eat school breakfast tends to improve,
especially in vocabulary, math,
and standardized tests.

• Students who eat breakfast
at school have better attendance
and tend to behave better.
In studies of school breakfast programs
in Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota,
and Rhode Island, scientists found
that students who eat breakfast
at school have better attendance records,
are less likely to be tardy, and exhibit fewer behavioral
and psychological problems
than students who do not
eat breakfast at school.

• Eating breakfast can improve
children’s diets and may reduce
their risk for obesity.
Studies show that children who
regularly eat breakfast have a
better quality of nutrient intake
and are less likely to be overweight or obese.

For Grant Qualifications and
application click HERE!

If you have any questions about the grant,
please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Fuel Up to Play 60
School Nutrition Equipment Grant

Calling all School Nutrition Directors!
Midwest Dairy Council is happy
to announce that the
2017 Fuel Up to Play 60
School Nutrition Equipment Grant application
is now available on FuelUpToPlay60.com.
School nutrition directors can apply
for up to $5000 per school to
purchase equipment that will enhance
the long-term implementation of their school meal programs.
Preference will be given to applicants
addressing the increase of school breakfast
participation by expanding breakfast service
outside the cafeteria. Applicants are encouraged
to request large or small scale items,
such as breakfast in the classroom equipment
(i.e. insulated bags, transport carts, wagons, etc.)
or grab and go/second chance breakfast equipment
(i.e. carts, POSs, portable milk coolers, etc.).
School nutrition directors can apply
for up to three schools per district.
Applications are due April 28, 2017.

Please contact your
Midwest Dairy Council representative
for more information or to answer questions.

Eastern Missouri, including St. Louis and Columbia –
Bridget Sheehan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Western Missouri, including Kansas City and Springfield –
Robyn Stuewe at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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2017-2018 Breakfast Challenge

Up to $3,000 reimbursement grants
to individual schools for
implementing or expanding
Breakfast After the Bell programs.

Up to $4,000 in cash incentives
for increasing average
daily participation in breakfast
regardless of reimbursement grant eligibility.

Click HERE for application

Questions? email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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

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ATTENTION SNA/MSNA MEMBERS!!

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 www.schoolnutrition.org

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

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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
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Upcoming Events

MSNA Board Meeting
Friday, March 24, 2017
11:00 a.m.
MSBA Member Relations Center
Jefferson City, MO

Northwest Regional Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Central High School Cafeteria
2602 Edmond St
St. Joseph, MO
For more information
Click HERE!
For registration form
Click HERE!

Gateway Regional Meeting
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Washington High School
600 Blue Jay Dr
Washington, MO
Registration at 4:00 p.m.
For more information
Click HERE!