SNA Urges USDA to Keep School Meals Safe and Accessible for ALL Students
On July 10, SNA sent a  letter  to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to request that USDA take swift action to guarantee safe and reliable access to healthy school meals and ensure school meal programs can remain fiscally sustainable. Read SNA’s  press release .
House Appropriations Pushes for USDA to Issue Nationwide Waivers
On July 9, the full House Appropriations Committee met to markup the 2021 Appropriations Bill. During this meeting, the committee included a Manager’s Amendment that urges the Secretary of Agriculture to issue a nationwide waiver as soon as possible to extend the current Area Eligibility and Non-Congregate Feeding waivers.  Read More

New SNA President Interview
SNA CEO Patti Montague, CAE, interviews Reggie Ross, SNS, President of the 2020-21 Board of Directors, in a new video in which he shares his inspiring story and priorities for the Association.  Watch Video

We're Putting the Spotlight on SNA Award Winners!
Read the special  School Nutrition  supplement honoring the achievements of SNA members.  Read More
NEW! Innovative Solutions Showcase
Similar to the Innovative Solution Sessions we offer at the School Nutrition Industry Conference, these virtual sessions, free for members, allow industry representatives to present their newest products, services and equipment solutions directly to operators to help them in placing orders for the coming school year and potentially throughout the summer.  Learn More
View Companies—August 3 & 4
Each Showcase will feature six different companies in four separate 30-minute timeslots and allow operators to register via Zoom for the companies they wish to see. Space is limited to 50 participants in each session. The first two showcases will take place on Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4, with more anticipated in the following weeks.  Learn More

Become an 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
Check out “Spotlight On!”, the latest digital publication recognizing 79 #SNAAwards winners plus additional honorees who have made a difference within their communities. Take a look !
Announcing the new SNA Back to School Webinar Series!
Register for Wednesday’s webinar for the upcoming school year.  Learn More
NEW! Fall Directors Best Practices Conference: Coming Together to Feed Kids During a Pandemic—Oct. 27 & 29
In this one-of-a-kind SNA conference, join your school nutrition peers to hear the best ideas to feed kids in response to virtual and blended learning environments and staggered academic schedules—all while using classroom, curbside and other service models. You'll learn what's working and what's not!  Learn More
Announcing the New SNA Shop!
Take a virtual step inside the new  SNA Shop , featuring  National School Lunch Week  merchandise to promote the 2020 theme of  Now Playing: School Lunch—Your Ticket to Good Nutrition  with a wide array of items including T-shirts, colorful posters, totes and bags!
USDA Announces Additional Commodities for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
On July 9, USDA published a  list of additional commodities  for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
USDA Expands Access to Online Food Purchase Program
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced approval of requests from Utah and Nevada to provide online purchasing of food to  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  (SNAP) households.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Champions for Universal Meals
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation posted the  article  “ To Help Recover From COVID-19, We Need Universal Free School Meals.
Procurement Challenges Subject
of  SN  Digital Extra
Read the perspectives from both vendors and operators on their respective challenges and concerns in the newest digital supplement “Chain Reaction.”