CDC Releases Considerations for Reopening
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released COVID-19 considerations for schools as they develop plans for reopening, including language regarding school meals. CDC advised that "schools can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials to the extent possible, whether and how to implement these considerations while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community." Read More

COVID-19 Meal Pattern Waiver Extended
USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced the extension of a nationwide school meals waiver allowing meal pattern flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

SN Digital Extra: Sad, Mad, Bad & Occasionally Rad
Emotions run the gamut right now and School Nutrition published a digitally exclusive story to help you understand your reactions.  Read More
Stronger Together: Back to School Series Live Virtual Event
 
Don’t miss this brand new series for directors and managers that takes place on four afternoons, June 8-9 and 15-16, with a post-event follow-up discussion on June 23.

The full package of content for planning during a pandemic includes strategic planning, personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff, procurement, packaging, engagement, menus, sanitation, technology and more. View Agenda
 
Need help showing the value of attending this high-level training to your supervisor? Check out our Dear Supervisor ” letter. Have questions about how it works? Read the FAQs .

This is your chance to connect with other operators, learn from experts, share ideas, and plan for potential COVID-19 scenarios and environments for school feeding operations in SY2020-21. Learn More and Register Now
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The number of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) you can earn towards USDA Professional Standards by attending SNA’s new Back to School live virtual planning series! Learn More
Federal Register: Final Rule on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
On May 21, USDA posted the final rule for the “Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.” This Final Rule implements the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will assist producers that have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More

Farming Support to States Act
U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) introduced H.R. 6956, the Farming Support to States Act. The bipartisan bill provides $1 billion for food and agriculture aid to states. USDA would allocate funds to all states and territories, with substantial targeting to states based on their contributions to regional and national food systems. Read More

USDA and FDA Announce Food Supply Chain Protections MOU
USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help prevent interruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities, including fruit and vegetable processing plants. Learn More
Calling all Newly SNS Credentialed SNA Members!
The SNA Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council is looking for a newly credentialed member to join the Council this August. Find out more about the nomination process and eligibility h ere .
Little, Big and Impactful
Always in high demand! SNA’s Little Big Fact Book is a valuable, easy-to-use reference booklet with critical information about school nutrition programs. Learn More
June 8, 2020

May 2020 - CANCELED

July 12-14, 2020 - CANCELED
 
Oct. 12-16, 2020
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.