Every school nutrition program is different because despite the baseline of federal requirements, each must navigate the state and local policies as well. By providing timely information on current legislation, as well as looking at future trends, SNA gives its membership the tools necessary to advocate for improved policies and regulation.

SNA also regularly provides summary reports on current policies across the United States including mandates for participation in school meal programs, if a state provides an additional funding and the form it takes, and if a state implements additional nutritional standards outside those set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Legislation Reports

SNA now provides a quarterly report of state legislation. The report takes a look at the key issues trending across the country and provides the latest updates on the status of each bill.

2022 Third Quarter State Legislative Report (January – September)

This report is a summary of key school nutrition state legislation that changed status or was introduced between January 1…


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2013 State Legislative Report (January-June)

2013 State Legislative Summary: January 1 through July 1 Advocacy & Policy, Legislation 2019 State Legislative Report (Final 2019 Report)…


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2014 State Legislative Report (January-June)

2014 State Legislative Summary: January 1 through July 1 Advocacy & Policy, Legislation 2019 State Legislative Report (Final 2019 Report)…


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2016 State Legislative Report (January-March)

2016 State Legislative Summary: January 1 through March 30 Advocacy & Policy, Legislation 2019 State Legislative Report (Final 2019 Report)…


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2016 State Legislative Report (April-July)

2016 State Legislative Summary: April 1 through July 30 Advocacy & Policy, Legislation 2019 State Legislative Report (Final 2019 Report)…


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2016 State Legislative Report (January-November)

2016 State Legislative Summary: January 1 through November 30 Advocacy & Policy, Legislation 2019 State Legislative Report (Final 2019 Report)…


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Meal Mandates/Reimbursement Rates

SNA provides a report that is a comprehensive summary of each State’s mandates and financial support with an additional chart for brief reference. Many states provide additional reimbursement on top of the matching requirement, which can range from per meal reimbursements, to salary support, to general funds to assist with program operations. It is up to each state if participation in these programs is optional or mandated.

2022-23 Meal Mandates and Reimbursements

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture…


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2020-21 School Meal Mandates and Reimbursements Across the U.S.

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are Federally funded school nutrition programs under the U.S.…


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2019-20 Meal Mandates and Reimbursements

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture…


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2018-19 Meal Mandates and Reimbursements

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture…


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2017-18 Meal Mandates and Reimbursements

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture…


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2016-17 Meal Mandates and Reimbursements

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture…


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Smart Snacks/Competitive Foods Policies