Get involved! August is an excellent time to support school nutrition initiatives by reaching out to your legislators. For the remainder of the month and into early September, Congressional members are back in their districts, presenting a unique chance to connect with your local representatives and strengthen essential advocacy relationships.
Here’s your guide:
- Advocacy Toolkit: Dive into insights about Congress, find links to informative tutorial videos and receive step-by-step advice on crafting successful advocacy approaches.
- Advocacy 101 Video Course: Learn the basics of championing school meal programs—a special resource for SNA members only.
- Cafeteria Visits 101: Show legislators the heart of school nutrition. Reach out now to start planning a visit to your cafeteria. SNA provides a collection of resources to assist in organizing these visits.
- Benefits of School Meals: These fact sheets backed by multiple studies, highlight the significant role school meals have in promoting student health, preventing obesity and enhancing academic performance.
What’s next: Look up your legislators and contact them at their local district office!