January 14 , 2020
On January 9th, USDA Deputy Under Secretary Brandon Lipps visited McClintock Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina to eat lunch with SNA members and students.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS II). This report is part of a multi-year study that provides the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) with data and information on current State Agency (SA) and School Food Authority (SFA) policies and practices.

USDA conducted an analysis of food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. Data and information were collected on USDA Foods through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System (FFAVORS). USDA then created infographics to display national data for school years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

On December 17, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1865, a domestic spending package that provides the funding for several departments for the remainder of the fiscal year. 
With a growing emphasis on procurement in school nutrition, it’s important to make sure you do things right. Register for our next upcoming webinar and find your way to a clean, effective procurement process.  

On January 21, 2020, at 2:00 pm ET, tune in for the first installment of No Kid Hungry’s 2020 ‘School’s Out, Food’s In’ summer meals webinar series.
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Mystery Chat Corner

On this day (January 14th) in 1984, what pop star sang “Holiday” for the first time on American Bandstand.

Tuesday Morning is a weekly Web-based policy and awareness newsletter of the School Nutrition Association. The newsletter provides members with up-to-date federal legislative news as well as a sampling of child nutrition program media coverage. Additionally, state legislative activity is listed.