SNA Hosts Call with USDA Deputy Undersecretary
SNA reached out to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to schedule an urgent conference call on August 25 with SNA’s Board of Directors and USDA Deputy Undersecretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Brandon Lipps, to discuss the dire financial status of school meal programs, during which SNA reiterated its request that USDA allow schools to continue serving meals via SFSP/SSO and extend all waivers. Learn More
 
SNA Leadership Town Hall Tomorrow, August 27
The 2021 SNA nominations process is now open! SNA is looking for members like you. Join us for a Leadership Town Hall tomorrow, August 27, from 5:00-6:00 pm EST. Members of the Leadership Development Committee will be on hand to answer your questions about pursuing a position on the Board of Directors or on a national committee. Learn More and Register
 
Step Into September with SNA’s Promotion Calendar
September features National Hispanic Heritage month, and it’s also National Yoga Month, which celebrates the health benefits of yoga (did you know there was a crow pose?) and meditation practices. Download the first six months!
What’s Working to Feed Kids Right Now?
Register for the August 27 webinar where team of experts will focus on scenario planning for what’s working and offer ideas, menus and resources. Learn More

School Meals Promotional Flyer
This new flyer emphasizes that school meals continue to be a safe, nutritious option to fuel student success in SY2020-21 and can be used to help reassure parents and other stakeholders. Download flyer. Also available in Spanish.

Brought to you by the University of California, Nutrition Policy Institute, this resource builds upon the learnings from spring and summer 2020 and provides tools and tips for running successful and sustainable nutrition programs when moving “back-to-school.”
 
SNA Research on COVID-19 Impacts on School Nutrition
SNA surveyed school nutrition directors and industry members to report on the impact of Covid-19 on school nutrition programs. Learn More
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The number of companies featured in the Managing Menu Needs in SY2020-21 resource. This new menu management tool was designed to help school nutrition directors, chefs, supervisors and site managers face this year’s unique challenges related to serving school meals to students whether they are learning at home or in school buildings. 

Take Action: We Need Your Voice!
Visit SNA’s Action Network (schoolnutrition.org/takeaction) to see how you can participate in advocacy efforts to preserve the sustainability of school nutrition programs. Every voice counts!
 
Reps. David Trone and MD Delegation Send Letter to USDA Requesting Extension of Waivers
On August 14, 2020, U.S. Representative David Trone (MD-06), along with a majority of the congressional delegation from Maryland, sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.
 
Reps. Salud Carbajal and Don Bacon Send Letter to USDA on the Extension of SFSP and SSO Waivers
On August 18, 2020, U.S. Representatives Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Don Bacon (NE-2), along with 14 other military veterans in Congress, sent a bipartisan letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Read More
 
Federal Register: Notification of CFAP Funding Availability for CFAP and Additional Commodities
On August 14, 2020, USDA issued the Federal Register notice, “Notification of Funding Availability; Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Additional Eligible Commodities.”
Directors' Best Practices Conference—Virtual Event
Hear the best ideas to feed kids during a pandemic, learn what’s working and what’s not, discuss financial sustainability and collectively brainstorm solutions to complex challenges in this one-of-a-kind conference taking place on three afternoons of October 26-28.

Register Now for Week 5 of the Innovative Solutions Showcase
Companies will continue to virtually demonstrate their products through October on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Register now for week 5, Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1 from 1-4 pm EST.

Become a Showcase Exhibitor
Industry partners do not want to miss this unique opportunity to virtually present their innovative product solutions virtually to operators! The Zoom platform is ideal for food and equipment demonstrations and screensharing for technology solutions. Learn More

Industry Boot Camp Goes Virtual
Register now for fall Industry Boot Camp, an intense educational seminar designed to help industry representatives new to school nutrition better understand the ins and outs of the K-12 foodservice segment. Learn More
Find a Job Through Our Career Center
Visit the SNA Career Center to check out this week’s featured jobs for Food Service Workers in AZ and Director of School Nutrition in WI. You can also get a free resume review. Learn More
A brand-new desk references features several resources to support complex menu needs for this school year.