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



SNA Midwest Regional Director
Sandra Voss
For Sandra's Bio & Goals
Click HERE!

SNA Midwest Regional Director
Sandi Kramer
For Sandi's Bio
Click HERE!

SNA At Large Director
Stephanie Dillard
For Stephanie's Bio & Goals
Click HERE!

For Voting Instructions and
Qualifications, click HERE!


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,
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Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Sponsor Conference 2017

Reserve your seat for the
FREE 2017 SFSP Sponsor Conference!
Click HERE for flyer
and application for
scholarship to help
cover travel costs.

SNAC Bites
SNA highlights new programs and provide
topics of interest for members.
For February, 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
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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

2017 Heart of America Trade Show
Wednesday, February 22
Ritz Charles in Overland Park, KS
For flyer and more info
click HERE!

2017 Food Expo
St. Louis School Food & Nutrition Directors' Association
Thursday, March 9
Orlando's Banquet Shopping Center
Maryland Heights, MO
For flyer and more info
click HERE!

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