SNA Publishes Resource for SY2020-21 Scenario Planning


COVID-19-Thought-Starters-Cover-June imageIt's June and many of you are asking, "What's next?" What will school look like in SY2020-21 -- and what will the impact be on school meal operations? Some of you are expecting it will be the most challenging year of your career, as school administrators contemplate dramatic changes to reduce the risk of infection outbreaks until a COVID-19 vaccine or effective treatment is available.

We are aware that some school nutrition directors and many school nutrition teams have participated in scenario-planning discussions and participated in taskforces about reopening. Still, we know that there are many, many other school nutrition operators who don’t know where to begin.

That's why we have produced Thought Starters on Reopening Schools for SY2020-21, a 25-page resource designed to help SNA members "ask the right questions to prepare for the next normal."

Considering the complexity of school meal programs and the incredible disparity in how school districts of different sizes and demographics manage these programs, one publication can’t begin to cover all the bases. But Thought Starters on Reopening Schools for SY2020-21 will point you in the right direction to start thinking about the many ways your operation will have to change.

Download Thought Starters on Reopening Schools for SY2020-21 on your device or print out a hard copy. Share it with team members and other stakeholders as desired. We simply ask that if you share outside of the school nutrition community, credit should always be provided to the School Nutrition Association.

For future reference, this resource can be found on the COVID-19 tab of

SNA thanks Kellogg's Away From Home for their generous support in making this resource available.

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