The Latest from SNA

Take a look at what’s happening right now in school nutrition by reviewing SNA’s latest press releases, as well as access archived materials for background and research purposes.

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Latest Press Releases

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School Meal Programs in Peril

March 9, 2022

SNA is pleading for Congress to take immediate action to extend pandemic waivers for school meal programs, following news that the omnibus spending bill fails to include expected waiver extensions, which had widespread, bipartisan support.


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National School Breakfast Week: March 7-11

March 3, 2022

Next week, schools across the country will recognize National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) with the “Take Off with School Breakfast” campaign


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SNA’s Legislative Action Conference, Mar. 6-8

March 1, 2022

Nearly 700 school nutrition professionals will attend LAC and urge Congress to extend pandemic child nutrition waivers.


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USDA Acknowledges School Meal Challenges in New Rule

February 4, 2022

SNA praised USDA for recognizing tremendous challenges facing school meal programs in its release of transitional nutrition standards through SY 2023/24. SNA is urging Congress to provide additional support by authorizing child nutrition waiver extensions through SY 2022/23. 


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SNF Partners with No Kid Hungry on Supply Chain Disruptions

January 25, 2022

As school meal programs nationwide face cancelled orders, shortages of foods and supplies, and labor challenges, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) and No Kid Hungry are teaming up to help school nutrition professionals manage persistent supply chain disruptions.  


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SNA Releases 2022 Position Paper

January 10, 2022

SNA is calling on Congress to immediately extend pandemic child nutrition waivers through School Year (SY) 2022/23 and take steps to permanently support school meal programs severely impacted by supply chain, financial and regulatory challenges. 


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SNA Welcomes USDA Supply Chain Funds

December 17, 2021

SNA applauded USDA’s distribution of $1.5 billion in supply chain assistance funds for schools through USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).


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School Meal Programs Grapple with Supply Chain Fallout

December 8, 2021

A new SNA survey reveals extensive impacts of supply chain and staffing challenges on school meal programs’ financial and operational sustainability.


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Schools Go Wild for National School Lunch Week

October 13, 2021

Schools across the country are recognizing National School Lunch Week, October 11-15, with the “WILD About School Lunch” campaign. 


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SNA Praises USDA for New Waiver Addressing Supply Chain Challenges

September 16, 2021

SNA thanked USDA for the Department’s quick response to SNA member concerns regarding continued supply chain disruptions for school meal programs nationwide.  


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SNA Calls for Passage of the Build Back Better Act

September 10, 2021

SNA is urging the House Education and Labor Committee to advance the Build Back Better Act and Congress to quickly pass the legislation.


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SNA Welcomes Beth Wallace as 2021-2022 President

July 15, 2021

Beth Wallace, MBA, SNS, will represent SNA’s 50,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide and take the helm of the Association as it celebrates its 75th anniversary.


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