Get Involved! Summer is a crucial period to advocate for school nutrition programs. During the month of August, Congressional legislators are in their district and there is a unique opportunity to meet with your representatives at home and build key relationships to advance your advocacy efforts.
Here’s how: Check out the wide range of SNA’s great resources:
- Advocacy Toolkit: This resource contains a background on the inner workings of Congress, links to engaging quick tutorial videos, and step-by-step guidance on planning and implementing effective advocacy strategies.
- Advocacy 101 Quick Tutorial Video Course: Get a primer on how to advocate for school meal programs with videos available as an exclusive SNA member benefit.
- Cafeteria Site Visits 101: Cafeteria site visits are a great way for legislators to learn how school nutrition programs operate. SNA has created an array of useful resources to help you get started planning this event.
- Benefits of School Meals: These fact sheets share research demonstrating the role that school meals play in supporting obesity prevention, overall student health and academic achievement.
What’s next: Look up your legislators and contact them at their local district office!