SNA Calls for Quick Action to Keep School Meal Programs Viable
On June 4, SNA sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the immediate extension of COVID-19 emergency feeding waivers through the end of the SY2020-21 and provide students school meals at no cost.  Learn More

Take Action: Request that Congress Support Waiver Extensions
We need your voice to be heard now more than ever!  Please contact  your U.S. Senators and Representatives asking them to follow up with USDA on the SNA  letter  to Secretary Perdue requesting waiver extensions and meals for all students at no cost.  Learn More

Take Action: Speak Up for Program Funding
Champion for school nutrition program funding by contacting the U.S. Senate!  Learn More

SNA Publishes New Thought Starters White Paper
Asking the right questions to prepare for the next normal is the focus of  Thought Starters on Reopening Schools for SY2020-21 , a new 25-page SNA resource made possible with the support of Kellogg’s Away From Home.  Read More
New “Stronger Together” Virtual Series Launches   
Nearly 700 registrants for SNA’s new live  virtual planning series , which kicked off on Monday, met to discuss how to plan and cope for the upcoming school year in a post-COVID-19 landscape.

Pre-Purchase the Series
Unable to register for the live virtual series event? An on-demand version will be available within a month of the live event. Pre-Purchase Here

View the Agenda
Series topics included strategic planning, leading your staff, personal protective equipiment, sanitation, procurement, menu, packaging, technology and much more. Completion of can earn 14 CEUs.  View Agenda

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Explore solutions and resources provided by our Stronger Together:  Back to School Series Sponsors .
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The number of on-demand webinars to date SNA has developed on COVID-19 related topics, including wellness, food safety, working remotely, CEP, USDA and emerging best practices.  Learn More
SNA Joins 84 Allied Organizations in Letter to USDA  
On June 2nd, SNA joined 84 national partners in a letter to USDA requesting the extension of all COVID-19 child nutrition waivers through September 30, 2020. Learn More
The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) received $200,000 from No Kid Hungry to support the Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency feeding grant program. SNF grants are assisting school meal programs that mobilized grab ‘n’ go meal service for students when COVID-19 forced school closures nationwide.
Planning for the Reopening of Schools: The Importance of School Nutrition & District Leadership Relationships Webinar

Thursday, June 11 at 2 PM EST
In this interview-style webinar presented by our allied partner No Kid Hungry, you’ll hear from SNA President Gay Anderson, SNS, a school nutrition director, superintendent and school board president about how they have worked together to maintain a robust child nutrition program. Learn More and Register
 
Calling All Newly SNS Credentialed SNA Members!
The SNA Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council is recruiting qualified candidates to serve on the Council and help shape the future of SNA’s Certificate and Credentialing programs. All nomination forms must be received by SNA by 11:59 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020.  Learn More
 
Shop the Emporium Now—While Supplies Last!
The  SNA Emporium  is going out of business in June and items are going fast! Everything in the store is at least 50% off, plus we have  super closeout specials , so be sure to shop now, while supplies last!
SN ’s COVID-19 Coverage Continues Online  
As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting emergency feeding operations become more apparent,  School Nutrition  is keeping readers informed in between monthly print mailings of the magazine with supplemental digital articles.