Welcome to the Maine School Nutrition Association website.  Our goal is to provide healthy meals and promote nutrition education to Maine’s school children. Our big, audactious goal is for Maine to become the first state to provide universal feeding for all school offered meals!  Consider becoming a member of our organization and help us make sure that no Maine child goes hungry.  We want to be the primary source of child nutrition information and want to see every school represented and supported by a high level of leadership.

Maine School Nutrition Annual Conference

Tues. & Wed., August 4 & 5th, 2015

Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor, ME

Thank you to all who attended this great conference!  Also a big thank you to these industry partners who helped to defray the cost!

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GOLD LEVEL       $1000

General Mills

Good on the Go – Healthy Vending

Kelloggs

Pine Tree Equipment

SILVER LEVEL      $750

Dennis Paper & Food Service

BRONZE LEVEL    $500

Hershey’s Ice Cream

Performance Food Service – NorthCenter

Sysco of Northern New England

The Dough Company

Industry Members! Looking for information on our Vendor Show?  Click Here for more information!

National Leadership Conference

Over April’s school vacation week, 6 members of Maine School Nutrition Association traveled to San Diego, California to attend the School Nutrition Association’s National Leadership Conference (NLC).    This annual conference provides current and future state and national leaders with the opportunity to learn critical information about successfully leading a nonprofit association, to network with other leaders from across the country, and to gain new skills in order to become a more effective and engaging leaders.  In attendance from the state of Maine this year were current MSNA President, Betty Hayes, MSNA President Elect, Martha Spencer, MSNA Vice President, Jeanne Reilly, MSNA Secretary Stephanie Salley, MSNA Treasurer Dottie Janotta, and Sue Morrell, the Director of School Nutrition for the Saco School Dept and candidate for Maine’s next MSNA Vice President.   See the full Article here.

Chefs Move to Schools

chefs move to schoolsMichelle Obama's New Chef to Schools Coalition Now you can register your school to sign up for the Chefs to Schools program. You can count on menu ideas, recipes and training. Bring positive ideas into your program that parents and school staff will love. Visit the new Chefs Move to Schools website for more information

School isn't just for the kids!

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Did you know you don't have to leave home for trainings? Are you short credits for recertification?

You can get last minute continuing education credits through The National School Food Service Management Institute in Oxford, Mississippi. They are now offering online classes and webinars. Don't think for a moment that you don't have time.  They recommend only taking 10-15 minutes at a time to work on a class. You pick up where you left off the next time you long in.