On-Demand Edition of Best Practices Conference Now Available!
SNA’s recent virtual Directors' Best Practices Conference was a resounding success with more than 400 attendees! Now, with the on-demand edition, you can take advantage of all the amazing learning opportunities and helpful resources, too. Learn More
Take Action: Urge the Senate to Pass HEROES 2!
On October 1st, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an Updated HEROES Act. Among other provisions, the bill provides “as much funding as necessary” to help offset operating-cost deficits due to the pandemic. Please write your Senators today and urge swift passage of this updated HEROES Act. School nutrition programs need you to speak up now!

K-12 School Opening Tracker
Burbio is a data service that actively monitors districts representing over 35,000 schools, including the 200 largest school districts in the US. District plans are reviewed every 72 hours to identify changes. Check out the latest data from their school opening tracker on the SNA website. Learn More
USDA Publishes Updated Q&A for SFSP and SSO Extended Waivers for SY 2020-21 
On November 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published, "Questions and Answers Relating to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow SFSP and Seamless Summer Option Operations through SY2020-21 – Q&As #3.Read More

Personal Protective Equipment for Safe Schools Act  
U.S. Representative Jesus G. "Chuy" García (IL-04) introduced H.R. 8664, the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Safe Schools Act.

FNS Publishes SFSP State Deadlines for Sponsors 
On November 4, the USDA FNS published state deadlines for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsor applications.

National Institute of Health Publishes Article on Opportunities for Innovation in Serving School Meals  
On November 2, 2020, the U.S. National Library of Medicine's National Institute of Health published the article "School Closures During COVID-19: Opportunities for Innovation in Meal Service.Read More

The number of speakers sharing and presenting ideas on what’s working to feed kids right now including information about current trends, financial sustainability, safety, sanitation and other critical issues in the on-demand edition of the Directors’ Best Practices Conference. Learn More
#SNIC21: Leading in Times of Change
The school nutrition industry is in a state of disruption and the need to do more with less, innovate and motivate your team has never been more important. Attending SNIC is the single most important thing you can do in 2021 to meet these challenges head on in the coming year. Register Now
Working Through New Staffing Challenges
COVID-19 creates new staffing challenges for school nutrition operations, but teams continue to rally. “Working Through It” offers reflections from eight district directors who share pain points about staffing challenges, while reaffirming their pride for the dedication of frontline team members. Read More

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SNA Impact of COVID-19 on School Nutrition Programs: Back to School 2020 Report
SNA’s latest survey reveals the severe financial toll school meal programs have incurred as they adapt to safely meet the nutritional needs of students during the pandemic. Read More
In a year where so much feels upside down, School Nutrition is applying that spirit in a fun way with the November/December issue of the magazine! In this debut double issue, formatted as an innovative flipbook, you’ll find information on controlling food and other waste in the November half of the magazine and features on the Administrative Review process in the December half of the issue. Read More